La Negra: A Bomba Musical
by Saphia Suarez
“La Negra” portrays the history of Afro Puerto Rican women on the island leading their communities on a path to liberation, from Yuisa, the first female Taino chieftain on the island, to Colectiva Feminista, a feminist group that helped organize recent protests on the island as it struggles to recover from hurricane Maria. The recent uprising in Puerto Rico has exhibited a unique balance between anger and joy, exemplifying the joy as liberation at the heart of Puerto Rican culture.
This musical uses traditional bomba song and dance to portray this joy and liberation. You do not need to have prior dance, acting, or singing experience to audition—we are simply looking for people who can embody this story as their own, specifically Black, Latinx, and Afro Latinx students for whom this story may resonate.
Performance Dates & Times
November 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
November 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
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