Segunda Quimbamba

Cynthia Mellon

With her family roots in Mexico, Cynthia comes from a long line of people deeply committed to song. Cynthia has been playing mallet instruments her whole life, beginning with a tiny xylophone on which she began composing music at the age of three. Drawn to the rhythms of Bomba, Cynthia became one of 2Q’s first students when the group began offering classes in 2006. She’s performed regularly with Segunda Quimbamba since 2018.