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.

La Negra: A Bomba Musical was made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50 Women At Yale 150 Celebration.

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Media and Downloads

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

Performance Dates & Times

November 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

November 16, 2019 - 8:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.

Patron Information

There will be a talkback for all interested after the Saturday matinee.


Addys Castillo
La Negra Martina
Adolfina Villanueva / El Conde
La Monja
Movimiento Cultural

Production Team

Gianna Baez
Costume Designer
Joan Agoh
Musical Director
Stage Manager
Alex Rocha
Stage Manager
Sonja Malek
Props Designer
Lighting Designer
Jaye Mejia-Duwan
Lighting Designer
Crystal Nieves-Garcia
Lighting Designer
Nicole Marino
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer