Definitions

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  • n. A form of traditional drumming, and an associated form of dance, from Puerto Rico

Etymologies

From Spanish bomba (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Marlon Rivera, president of Publicis advertising agency in the Philippines, points to the disappearance of promotional billboards for so-called bomba genre films, which have racy themes and soft-core porn imagery.

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  • The bomba is a uniquely Puerto Rican musical genre for dance.

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  • She really laughed (and liked the idea) of "bomba" as second best.

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  • This includes: daily lectures on a wide variety of topics, poetry readings, film screenings, traditional bomba dance workshops, and even a communal garden with lettuce, tomatoes, plantains, basil, and other crops which they plan to maintain after the strike is over.

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  • With his RumbaTap ensemble, including six tap dancers, a saxophone trio, marimba and vocalists, he has performed a literal translation of a Mongo Santamaria timbales solo, praised Santeria Orishas, and superimposed the bomba groove with the Shim-Sham, an old tap dance routine.

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  • "" I wanted to put together a mixture of sounds, from the doo-wop of the '50s to Latin rhythms like bomba and plena to the music of Pentecostal churches.

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  • And though he'd heard plenty of Puerto Rican folk music -- bomba and plena and the jíbaro songs that were popular around Christmas -- he hadn't thought to play that music either.

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  • Born in Puerto Rico, alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon grew up with the popular salsa and more folkloric bomba and plena rhythms that inform these compositions.

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  • Verneda, however, was an artillery officer with the Venetian arm under General Koenigsmark, and his panaroma shows the town and acropolis of Athens "al momento del esplosione di Partenone da una bomba."

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  • The chief Monze came to us on Sunday morning, wrapped in a large cloth, and rolled himself about in the dust, screaming “Kina bomba,” as they all do.

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