Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with Bomba from Sota Rico! Maria Isa will lead this interactive program, which will include drummers talking through the art of bomba, ending with a bombazo. Come learn all about what a bomba is! For more information on Maria Isa and Sota Rico: Arts | Maria Isa (iammariaisa.com)
Performer Bio: Maria Isa is a singer, songwriter, actress, rapper, activist, youth worker and international recording artist born in Minnesota and raised on St. Paul’s West Side barrio. She was raised by the influences of many different rhythms of Afro-Latino-Indigenous culture and channeled it into performing arts and activism at a very early age. Isa has been trained by the masters of the Afro-Boricua Diaspora from the island of Puerto Rico (Paracumbe, Tito Matos, Los Ayalas) New York City (LP21), Chicago's Humboldt Park (Evaristo "Tito" Rodriguez) and Master vocalists trained in concert choral (William White), jazz (Mila Llauger), Afro-Latin and Hip-hop lyricism.
Isa serves as CEO for her independent label SotaRico distributing over 13 of her projects bridging her music mix and upbringing of Minnesota and Puerto Rican culture into a fusion of sound.
For more celebrations of Hispanic Heritage:
Sept 30: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Storytime with Daniela y Mateo! | Events | Saint Paul Public Library (bibliocommons.com)
Oct.1: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: La Luchadora with Paleta Cart | Events | Saint Paul Public Library (bibliocommons.com)
All Hispanic Heritage programs are supported by the Minnesota Art & Cultural Heritage Funds.