La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón

La Escuelita Bombera De Corazón, founded by SRBCC Resident Artist singer, dancer and percussionist Ivelisse Díaz (Buya, Las Bompleneras, Iré Elese Abure) is ready to start a new semester.

This time we’re adding 2 classes! We’re excited to meet new students and see familiar faces! Come and explore the beauty of Afro-Puerto Rican culture through Bomba, the Island’s oldest form of music! Bomba

Dance Level 1 

Bomba Dance Level 2 (must have prior experience in class and must know basic steps & familiar with sound of Sicá, Yubá & Cuembé) 

Bomba Drumming Level 1

Bomba Drumming Level 2 (must have prior experience with & techniques for Sicá, Yubá and Cuembé) 

Classes will run for 8 weeks! 

Classes begin: 

Level 1 : Wednesday August 7

Level 2: Thursday August 8

Wednesday/ Thursday at 6pm – Drumming

Wednesday/Thursday at 7pm – Dance        

Cost: $65 for semester. Discount available for those who choose to take more than one class. Email us at to reserve your spot and go over registration details. You may also call us at 773-698-6004.


El Ritmo School of Latin Percussion

Free and open to the public!

Every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639.

El Ritmo School of Latin Percussion has over 15 years of history in the community, offering free drop-in Afro-Caribbean percussion classes for beginners and intermediate students of all ages.

Styles and rhythms covered:

Bomba, Plena, Guaguancó/Rumba, Tumbao/Salsa.

Instruments: Conga, Timbales, Bongo, Maracas, Clave, Cowbell, Güiro, Barril, Pandero. Email instructor Michael Rodríguez at or call for details at 773-968-3197.