La Negra: A Bomba Musical

by Saphia Suarez

portrait of Yuiza, a Taino Cacique (or indigenous leader)

“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

Location

Hopper Cabaret

Reservations

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Performers

La Negra Martina
Adolfina Villanueva
La Monja
El Conde/ Police Officer
Maria
Ensemble
Celia Cacho
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Addys Maria Castillo

Production Team

Director
Producer
Producer
Gianna Baez
Costume Designer
Joan Agoh
Choreographer
Kevin Diaz
Musical Director
Kevin Diaz
Assistant
Musical Director
Assistant
Director
Stage Manager
Alex Rocha

Media and Downloads

PDF icon Maria Sides (.pdf - 61.43KB)
PDF icon Adolfina Sides (.pdf - 54.58KB)
PDF icon Yuisa Sides (.pdf - 149.49KB)