Category: Arts & Leisure

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 Jíbaro usually refers to “La Gente de la Montañas” (the people of the interior mountainous regions of Puerto Rico) and emerged in the 16th century with the blending of the Pre-Columbian Native Taino and Spanish European cultures in the central mountains of the island of Puerto...

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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 three-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony has won numerous awards, and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions. He was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair’s Award. He also received the “2009 CHCI Chair’s Lifetime Achievement Award”...

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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 that defined generations – Singing In The Rain, King & I, West Side Story, Carnal Knowledge, Oz, Law & Order, Muppet Show, Cosby, Electric Co.  But awards don’t define this multi-talented artist as much as her character does.  From the West Side to the land of Oz and far beyond, we’re riding with Rita Moreno … in...

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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. Sanchez won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest, and in 1994 she won the international title of Miss American Petite, bringing her international fame. Also in the fall of 2005, she joined the cast of the television series Without a Trace, where she plays Agent Elena Delgado. She composed the musical Yellow,...

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