SixTwelve has invited the Chicago based performance ensemble, Bomba con Buya, to Oklahoma City for a two day performance and workshop residency. On Friday, August 26th, the group will provide a concert at SixTwelve at 7pm. The following day, August 27, a community workshop will be provided for students of all ages 12pm. Both events are free!
Bomba con Buya will also perform at The Root with Jeff Mims, will give presentations at three public schools in Oklahoma City including Edwards Elementary, Martin Luther King Elementary, and Roosevelt High School, and will perform in downtown Oklahoma City with the Art Moves initiative.
Bomba con Buya is a Chicago-based ensemble that aims to preserve and advance bomba, Puerto Rico's oldest surviving African-rooted tradition. Buya means ‘good spirit’ in Taino, the language spoken among Puerto Rico’s indigenous population, and the group strives to embody this idea while sharing the tradition through concerts, workshops, and community engagement. Bomba con Buya released the album Buya Live in 2015.
Friday, August 26, 12:00pm - FREE Performance at The Oklahoman with Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Art Moves program, 100 W Main Street, Suite 100
Friday, August 26, 7:00pm - FREE Concert at SixTwelve, 612 NW 29th Street
Saturday, August 27, 12:00pm - FREE Community Workshop at SixTwelve, 612 NW 29th Street
Saturday, August 27, 7:00pm - Performance at The Root featuring Jeff Mims, 3012 N. Walker