Day 2 in Puerto Rico
DAY 2: FROM DOMINIC TOMMASI:
Everyone has just gone down for bed on an eventful second day. We began with the first visit to the Trama farm where we got to know the area, learned how to use the various tools and were visited by the president and secretary of HASER foundation who brought the group Puerto Rican stew hats! From there we went to Guayama where we visited La Casa Poeta for a Bomba dance lesson. Bomba is a native dance with heavy African, Taino and Spanish influence and is the only dance in the role where the dancer leads the musicians, who are a group of at least 4 drummers. We ended the day with a discussion on the history of Puerto Rico since it’s colonization in 1493 until the present from Elmer, the president of HASER. We are looking forward to our first day of farm work tomorrow.