During Hispanic Heritage Month, our Lower House scholars were treated to a special assembly! Mr. Carlos Maldonado, father of Link Teacher Ms. DeJesus, explained some of the Puerto Rican culture and, with his friends, played live music called Bomba y Plena which delighted the audience. Bomba y plena, percussion-driven musical traditions from Puerto Rico that move people to dance have rich histories and are the defining musical sounds of the Afro-Puerto Rican population. Mr. Maldonado invited the scholars to participate by dancing or playing instruments, like hand drums. He spoke about the different kinds of dance moves and the meanings behind the dance. The scholars enjoyed this wonderful musical experience.