We proudly present you with the First Bomba Children's Book:
From the creation of two Puerto Rican women, Milteri Tucker Concepcion and Mia Roman we present you with Bomba Puertorriqueña! A bilingual colorful representation of Puerto Rico's song, drum and dance from the Island's African ancestry. Designed for our future generations to know about their cultural heritage and guide them on their history! We pay tribute to our elders for keeping these traditions alive for us and we continue to pay it forward. Our story, told by us for all! In the spirit of the African proverb Sankofa, "in order to know where we are going, we need to know where we come from"- Milteri Tucker Concepcion.
Price : $20 plus S&H and tax!
Give the gift of Culture this Holiday season!!!!
Meet the Artists:
Milteri Tucker Concepcion, Author
Renowned dancer, choreographer, scholar. Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Ms. Tucker Concepcion is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co, Inc. A non for profit dance and drum organization preserving, advocating and educating in Puerto Rican Bomba and its connection to the African Diaspora. As a dancer/choreograpger she has graced the stages of Lincoln center out of Doors, City Center, Teatro La Perla in Ponce, PR, Teatro SEA, Pregones Theater, BAAD, Bronx Museum, Congo Square, New Orleans, Teatro Heredia in Santiago de Cuba and Chiapas ,Mexico. She protrayed Josephine Baker for Macys Herald Square, danced at the Latin Billboards as a featured dancer for Latin sensation Don Omar and was featured in Univision commercial: "Herencia Puertorriquena." Milteri has won numerous awards for her innovative and thoughful choreography.
Mia Roman, Illustrator
Internationally recognized self-taught Puerto Rican Artist and Entrepreneur is on a MISSION to supply the tools and space where people can explore, heal, and discover themselves freely through creative play, by combining her passion for humanity, creativity, and healing! She has founded The Women’s Temple and Art By Mia where art is healing and nature is the medicine to wholeness. She believes that the creative platform is the perfect opportunity for learning and preserving indigenous culture and traditions. Her concept that Art and Love is the Medicine.
Roman is a seasoned traveler and self-taught fourth generation Puerto Rican artist with a degree in business and a passion for Art has become an internationally recognized visual and Mixed Media Artist, Curator, Expressive Arts Workshop Facilitator, Advocate, Educator and Entrepreneur whose visual works have been exhibited and are part of private collections internationally and throughout the United States. Her paintings reflect spirituality, culture, humanism, reality and speak of advocacy for women, culture, and current events.
Mia has taught Mixed Media Art at The Children’s Art Carnival in NYC , Riverbank State Park in NY, The Leroy Neiman Arts Center, The Westbeth Arts Center, La Casa Azul Bookstore, and the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, she also co-founded and facilitated an Expressive Arts program for homeless and displaced children and families at the Ruth Fernandez Family Residence in the South Bronx.