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Tuesdays on the Terrace | Bomberxs D’Cora of La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón

August 22, 20235:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free, but capacity is limited. Reserve a Fast Pass for expedited entry.

About the Event

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA terrace with free concerts highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned music community. Enjoy live music while relaxing on the lawn with your own picnic, or savor snacks and drinks available for purchase. Then head inside to catch the MCA’s summer exhibitions—we’re open late on Tuesdays and free for Illinois residents.

In their Tuesdays on the Terrace debut, Bomberxs D’Cora of La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón forefront the longest-running style of Puerto Rican music: bomba. Featuring Ivelisse Diaz and a full band of singers, drummers, and dancers, their sound is sure to get you up and moving as the summer starts to fade.

Band Members | Instruments

All: Drums/Dance/Vocals

  • Ivelisse Diaz
  • Maya Fernandez
  • Ruben Gerena
  • Amaya Justiniano
  • Jonathan Pacheco
  • Anissa Vega
  • Dania Vega
  • Luis Vega
  • Alyssa Villegas

About the Artist

Bomberxs D’Cora of La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón is a collective of bomba practitioners committed to the preservation of bomba. Bomba is Puerto Rico’s oldest surviving music and dance form established by the island’s African descendants. La Escuelita Bombera de Corazón was founded by Ivelisse Diaz in 2009.


Tuesdays on the Terrace is presented by Univision Chicago and made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

This event is supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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