Private Project

BOMPLE (12min)

BOMPLÉ takes a look at the powerful and sonically immersive worlds of Bomba and Plena, two Afro Puerto Rican music genres, and how they evolved from their racialized, highly stigmatized past through the diaspora of Puerto Ricans to North Philadelphia. Through sensory filmmaking and collaborative practices, BOMPLÉ grapples with conversations of racial politics, national identity and diasporic pride - all while beating drums, shaking maracas, and flailing skirts.

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    12 minutes 48 seconds
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