'Bomba' dance helping Puerto Ricans reconnect to their heritage, express resistance

Whether it's Salsa, Merengue or Cha Cha, it would be nearly impossible to go to a LatinX gathering and not see dancing. It's a form of expression embedded into their culture, and now a once banned and nearly forgotten dance tradition is experiencing a resurgence, and I strapped on a skirt to experience and learn a dance directing people back to their roots. The dance is called Bomba. It's a Puerto Rican tradition dating back 400 years, and is considered a fluid dialog between dancer and drummer. "It takes you to a spiritual connection. It's a celebration of the richness of our culture," Historian Ozzie Rivera said. Each shoulder shake, foot stomp and skirt swing is a demand for the lead musician to follow.