BombaYo’s BomBarBecue Honors Leaders

Vanessa Willis graciously accepted her award certificate from Jose ‘Dr. Drum’ Ortiz.
Photo by Miriam Quin

BombaYo celebrated its decennial at the tenth annual BomBarBecue on Saturday, May 26 at Andrew Freedman Home’s lawn. The community celebration honored Puerto Rico’s African heritage through Bomba music and dance and several local residents helping to preserve traditional community values derived from Pan African roots.

Alicia Leach (l) was formally recognized for her participation in BombaYo’s ‘Bomba in the Schools integrated Arts and Education.’
Photo by Miriam Quin

Jose Ortiz (r) thanked (l-r) Sarai Santiago, Yazdell Echavaria, Luis Rincon Alba, Natalie Marx Romero and Irma Ortiz for their dedicated community service.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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