What is a Zambomba Anyways?!?!?!?!?!?

This time of year in Spain-especially our home town of Jerez, every bar, neighborhood, peña and theatre is filled wall to wall with patrons, Flamenco Christmas songs called villancicos and the ubiquitous zambomba. I’ve always been curious of the origins of the instrument, as well as the word zambomba. This is a report I wrote in 2013, is more a collection of fun facts I discovered in my search for meanings and origins.

Stay tuned for more Zambomba fun…I am also planning a special report on what our Boise community of Flamencos is up to-how we celebrate the holidays Jerezano-style in the City of Trees!

 

Click on the picture below to read up on all of the interesting facts of Zambomba origins!

 

Zambombas ready for the fiesta at Central Cultural Antonio Chacon 2012. In between the two instruments is a bucket of water to wet down the leather at the top of the jug. Notice that the chairs are set in front of the stage, as a Zambomba is meant for audience participation
Zambombas ready for the fiesta at Central Cultural Antonio Chacon 2012. In between the two instruments is a bucket of water to wet down the leather at the top of the jug. Notice that the chairs are set in front of the stage, as a Zambomba is meant for audience participation
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