November 2015

Fri
20
Nov
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Nuyorican Basketball in Puerto Rico: A Game-Changing Documentary

Suset Laboy

Short version of the story: A group of Nuyoricans changed the history of Puerto Rican basketball forever. There’s now a movie about it. Longer version of the story: Of course we all know about the great migration of Puerto...

Thu
19
Nov
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In the Garden: The State of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey

By Centro Staff

In the last few months, we’ve taken notice of the shifting demographics within the diaspora. As you may already know,...

Fri
13
Nov
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PR Voices S1E10: A Renewed Past

Throughout this first season, we’ve often looked to the past, celebrating the Puerto Rican traditions and history that have survived decades of diaspora. And sometimes, when looking back, we find new things to...

Fri
13
Nov
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Juan Sánchez, “¿What’s The Meaning of This?”

It’s no secret that Juan Sánchez’s Puerto Rican roots have a deep impact on his work. In a new exhibition entitled “¿What’s The Meaning of This?” curator and Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC Elizabeth Ferrer has...

Fri
13
Nov
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A Workshop for Happiness: Boston ArtWeek Goes Tropical

Living amongst a temperamental archipelago has me in a bit of a bind, I am stuck between three islands that embrace me or make an effort to keep me out; Manhattan, Long Island (home to Brooklyn) and Puerto Rico. Having said...

Fri
06
Nov
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PR Voices S1E9: The Puerto Rican Muse

Whether inspiration comes from the sounds of the island, the underground landscapes of New York City during the 1970s, or the celebration of puertorriqueñidad, the Puerto Rican muse extends itself to the creative...

Fri
06
Nov
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Diaspora Voices for Puerto Rico

By Centro Staff

When Juan Flores wrote The Diaspora Strikes Back , the impact of U.S. Puerto Ricans in island culture became very...

Fri
06
Nov
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Angélica Negrón: Redefining Puerto Rican Music

From Edgar Varèse to Pierre Schaeffer to John Cage, many composers throughout the 20th century had a tendency to search for unconventional sounds and non-traditional instruments that could be incorporated into their musical...

Fri
06
Nov
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HOMENAJE: A Tribute to Bill Aguado

In Catholic-based religions, there exists a select group of people recognized as special protectors, guardians and heavenly advocates over areas of life including occupations, crafts, causes and illnesses. Although they have...

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