¡Bomba! Handout

La Bomba was created at the end of the 17th century, in early Spanish colonial times, by the enslaved African people who worked in the sugar cane fields. It was a way for them to express their feelings about the harsh conditions being lived, their politics, spirituality, their anger and sadness, and how to overcome it. In Christmas parrandas, bombas are usually sung accompanied by bomba jokes or rhymes. Write your own bomba joke or rhyme after the Bomba chorus!