Yerbabuena

A community celebration of music and culture, featuring the bomba and plena sounds of Yerbabuena, took place in Upper Tarble this week. Dozens of students, faculty, and staff followed the exhortations of the Boricua roots music group to join in the singing and dancing. "The last thing that will come to your mind while at a Yerbabuena event is that you're watching a show," says Assistant Dean Rafael Zapata, director of the Intercultural Center and one of the sponsors of the event. "It feels more like a cross between a jam in the park, a spiritual ceremony, and a family reunion." (video by June Xie '11)