Part I: Spanish/Puerto Rican Culture. Join us at Museo de los Santos for a chat about the traditional folk art of 'santos' carvings. Dr. José G. Torres Melendez, M.D., Ph.D. will explain the history & cultural importance of santos as they evolved from Spanish/Catholic spiritual icons to symbols of Puerto Rican history, tradition, cultural nationalism & post-colonial identity. Note: the SANTOS in our museum are different from 'santeria' which an Afro-Caribbean spirituality & not the focus of our museum. The museum chat takes about 45 minutes. Part II: Puerto Rican/African/Taino (indigenous Puerto Rican) Music. We'll walk around the corner to La Terraza de Bonanza which hosts Bomba & Plena music every Monday night. From this point on, you are on your own. Drinks are cheap. Crowd is young. Experience is unique! The night starts with Plena music with improvised lyrics and then changes to Bomba where the base rhythm is played by drums accompanied by other instruments (much like a jazz pick-up band but the focus is percussion). If we're lucky, you'll also see Bomba dancers - who act as the 'conductor' of the musicians & lead drummer or 'Tio' who anticipates the rhythm and steps of the dancer. A good Bomba dance is like a competition, where the dancer will use body language/motion to trick the musicians & the crowd roars approval. The music ends about midnight
I'm an AirBnb Superhost and president of Museo de los Santos which is located in the same historic house as my AirBnb suites. Living in Santurce for more than 20 years, I have seen the neighborhood emerge as the leading Arts District in Puerto Rico with more cultural entities than anywhere in the Caribbean. Working as a consultant for hotels & tourism I have helped locals and visitors learn from each other throughout Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Museum tour is an intro to the history/tradition of Santos. We'll provide beverages & tour, then walk around the corner to La…
Museo de los Santos: a private museum dedicated tradition of 'santos' and their importance to the history and culture of Puerto Rico. Our museumr & bomba tour is a way to introduce visitors to The Three Kings and other santos & their importance to the history and culture of Puerto Rico. La Terraza de Bonanza: one of the last traditional 'chinchoros' or 'road house' bars in San Juan. Every Monday night they host Bomba music and dancing.
年齢制限なく8名まで参加できます。 Please note: The focus of our museum and chat is the Puerto Rican tradition of SANTOS which originated as a spiritual representation of European/Spanish/Catholic religious images and has evolved into a representation of Puerto Rican…
You can visit Museo de los Santos anytime with previous appointment and Bomba at La Terraza de Bonanza is open to the public without entry fee. We are holding this weekly event for people who want to combine a visit to our museum with bomba music and help raise funds for our new permanent location.