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¡Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante! The Young Lords

Iris Morales, 1996, 48 min In the midst of the African American liberation struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women’s movement for equality, the Young Lords Party emerged, raising a militant voice for the empowerment of Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as...

What Is Salsa Music?

Everybody considers that music is the universal language. For one, each country has its own distinct taste for music. Their music is so diverse that each has its own unique style and characteristics that clearly separate them from other genres. What makes music...

Basic Salsa Dance Steps

Mastering the basic step will be the first key step to developing proper technique and timing in salsa. Your spins and partner-work techniques will be executed in sync with the rhythm of the music once you have mastered your basic. Think of the basic step as the...

Bongos And Congas – Drums With A Difference

  If you are interested in beats, then you are sure to be interested in other instruments besides the usual drums that can give you the right beats. Well then let us discuss bongos and congas from the family of drums. Bongo is a small version of drums. Actually...

10 Reasons To Dance Salsa

  By now, the Salsa craze seems to have hit every city, with clubs and dance studios popping everywhere. Popular television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars have sparked interest in an entirely new audience that, otherwise,...

Wedding Traditions of Puerto Rico

  A wedding is a joyous celebration and that is no different in Puerto Rico. There are a few traditions that are associated with a conventional Puerto Rican marriage. One of these traditions is the offering of the bride and groom a beverage called café con leche...

‘El Coqui Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom’

The comic book play looks at the societal expectations of Latino cultural identity through superhero fantasy and lots of comedy. BY Monika Fabian | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For Latinos, cultural identity can be a minefield. They can gain or lose jobs for being deemed "too...

Get Ready for a Taste of Rum

By Zain Deane March 2014 kicks off in grand style with the Taste of Rum Festival. One of the biggest food and drink events on the island, Taste of Rum is the official rum festival of Puerto Rico, and takes place on March 1 along the Paseo de la Princesa Boulevard that...

Puerto Ricans Honor Paul Walker, Cause Chaos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico police have issued more than 100 tickets to drivers who organized a caravan to honor “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker and created massive traffic jams across the island’s capital. Walker had traveled to Puerto Rico in...

Musica Jibara de Puerto Rico

Jíbaro is a term commonly used in Puerto Rico to refer to mountain-dwelling peasants, but in modern times it has gained a broader and, specifically, a nobler, cultural meaning. In Puerto Rico, the Jíbaro culture has its origins in the Native Taino culture and the term...

Preciosa (Marc Anthony)

Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968), known professionally as Marc Anthony, is an American actor, record producer, singer-songwriter, and television producer. Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The two-time Grammy and...

Rita Moreno at Sofrito

An award for performing doesn’t exist, that Rita Moreno hasn’t already won.  Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy and even the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush, reflect her achievements, talent and hard work.  She’s been in movies and television shows...

Roselyn Sanchez

  Roselyn Sanchez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer, model, and actress of film and television. Sanchez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, she gained public attention as a dancer and as co-host of a variety show called Que Vacilon....

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