Puerto Rico is a great place to live and a great place to be from because we have so many cultural influences that still live among the people. Rumba, Bomba, Plena, Salsa and Reggaeton are everywhere.
The picture is the Comparsa Talentos Nacional Puertorriqueña in Viejo San Juan to celebrate San Juan’s 500th Anniversary and start the holidays. This group really captures the spirit of Puerto Rico. @comparsanacionalpr
Our holiday season is the world’s longest ~ from our patron saint festival, the Feast of Our Lady of Providence on November 19, through Three Kings Day, through Las Octavitas to Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastían (Sansé) on January 13-16, 2022. And then we go back to work!
This season is going to be one of the best ever because the government is sponsoring a lot of culture so you will come celebrate life with us. Make your reservations now because it’s going to be huge. @discoverpuertorico
This month we are sharing an interview and the personal writings of our Padrino Boricua, the Nuyorican surrealist photographer Adál Maldonado. Happy Birthday Padrino! #AdalLives
We are going to bring you interviews with Bronx son and 8-time Grammy Nominee Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martínez, the Folklorist of The Bronx. They are building The Bronx Music Hall, a home not just for Puerto Ricans, but for every culture in The Bronx.
On November 27, we are sponsoring a special performance in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico by El Laberinto del Coco. Hector “Coco” Barez was Calle 13’s percussionist and is sponsored by the Puerto Rican Cultural Institute, NEA, and SXSW. His Bomba Fusion project is Bomba Jazz and Bomba Rock and just Bomba too. At times it’s Bomba Frank Zappa. You can’t really pin it down. El Laberinto is some of the hottest and coolest music happening in Puerto Rico right now.
Thanks to Comité Noviembre in New York City for promoting Puerto Rican Heritage Month. comitenoviembre.org
Come feel the spirit of Puerto Rico with us. 🇵🇷 ¡WEPA! 🇵🇷