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.
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