Multicultural & Non-English Songbook

Rule Sonda

Music by traditional, lyrics by Jay Sand

©2017 Jay Sand

This Puerto Rican song is a bomba, which is a genre of music in which drumming and dancing are very closely connected, and in which the dancers usually lead the drummers rather than the other way around.


Rule rule rule sonda

Repicame la bomba, rule sonda

Bomba's from Puerto Rico but first from Africa

Repicame la bomba, rule sonda

Drum along with this exciting Puerto Rican bomba. In bomba dancers lead the drummers. Teacher can show students a number of simple drumming patterns that correspond to teacher movements, then lead the drumming by changing dance moves throughout the song. 

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