Hispanic Heritage Month: Bomba Workshop and Performance

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15, QVCC invites you to join us for a Bomba workshop and performance by Movimiento Cultural and the Sonia Plumb Dance Company on Thursday, September 15 from 7-8 pm during Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Festival! The workshop and performance will be held outside QVCC’s Willimantic Center on the corner of Main and North Street.

Movimiento Cultural is a community-based nonprofit that seeks to educate people across Connecticut about Puerto Rico’s rich African-based folklore, music, dance, and other art forms, especially the Bomba, which is the oldest Puerto Rican dance and music style rooted in resistance and dating back to the days of slavery, while strengthening racial understanding and relationships. The Sonia Plumb Dance Company’s mission is to “awaken, enrich, and educate communities to diverse perspectives of our world” through the lens of modern dance.

The event is organized and sponsored by the QVCC Cultural Programming Committee.

For more information, contact Interim Academic Division Director Elkin Espitia-Loaiza at eespitia-loaiza@qvcc.commnet.edu or Jon Andersen jandersen@qvcc.edu.