Interview with Miguel Lanzo on June 15, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

00:00:00 Lanzo reflects on his birthplace in Loíza, Puerto Rico and describes how the music of bomba y plena was important in his family. 00:05:42 Lanzo explains the origins of the bomba and the connection with Loíza. Lanzo mentions Barrio Las Carretas, which was the only place where the bomba was allowed to be danced.  One cantaora (singer) and one requintando (percussion in barriles) compete against each other.  Lanzo mentions plena as a younger form of dancing and states that bomba is older.  00:22:00 Lanzo explains that he lived in Boston but in 1988, due to the cold weather, he moved to Orlando, Florida where he continued with his Ballet de Bomba y Plena. To this day, his family, children and grandchildren are very committed to giving Orlando the best music possible. 00:34:10 Lanzo mentions several musical instruments that are part of the Puerto Rican folklore.


Date
June 15, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Miguel Lanzo
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
49m 39.0s
Location of interview

Orlando, FL

Language
Spanish
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
MLan.2018.6.15.FullInterview
Related Keywords
Music, Families, Traditions
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Cruz Ortiz, Rafael de Jesus Elementary School, Josefina Quinones High School
Related Places
Orlando, FL (interview location), Boston, MA (is referenced), Loiza, PR (is referenced), Río Grande, PR (is referenced)
Related Dates
1988, Date mentioned
1988 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Miguel Lanzo on June 15, 2018 : MLan.2018.6.15.FullInterview. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 14 Oct 2019.
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