May 2016

Tue
31
May
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Willie Perdomo Revisited

During a recent CantoMundo reading at NYU, the large crowd is waiting to hear the spoken word of Willie Perdomo and be transported into the heart of El Barrio. His craft is wrought with many stories from the streets of El Barrio where he grew up...

Mon
23
May
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La India and Her Feminism: An Exclusive Video Interview

By: Berta Jottar

When I was invited to interview Linda Viera Caballero, better known as the Salsa Princess: La India, the first thing that came to my head was “ Love and Happiness ,” a house...

Mon
23
May
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Jorge Luis Rodriguez: Mastering The Art of Perspective

Néstor David Pastor

I overhear an older woman leaning toward her friend to tell her, “Es un Da Vinci,” as they each take another astonished look around the room. The friend nods while waiting to speak with the artist.

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Fri
13
May
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El Cabo Gómez and The Unexpected Homecoming of a Puerto Rican Soldier

On August 30, 1952 at 2:18 PM an Eastern Airlines plane landed at La Guardia Airport in New York. The Puerto Rican and Hispanic community were highly anticipating this flight’s arrival. Corporal Ángel Gómez, a Puerto Rican soldier who...

Fri
13
May
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Film Review: Memories of a Penitent Heart

Sometimes, bochinche is harmless. People talk trash, others listen and think nothing of it. End of story. But in other cases, bochinche is like a loose thread, one which director Cecilia Aldarondo began to pull, in...

Fri
13
May
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The 2016 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Lineup is here!

By Centro Staff

New York, May 10, 2016 - NBA All Star and philanthropist Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, to march as...

Fri
06
May
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What to expect at Puerto Rican Soundscapes: Exploring Puerto Rican Heritage Stateside through Roots, Jazz and Classical Music

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Are you a true contemporary music fan? Next week, from May 12 to May 15, Centro is hosting an event entitled #PRSoundscapes that you will not want to miss.

“Music is becoming more and more electronic,” featured guest Bobby Sanabria said,...

Fri
06
May
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Orgullo Puertorriqueño: Pedro Julio to Represent LGBT Community at Puerto Rican Day Parade

By Néstor David Pastor

When Pedro Julio Serrano first went to the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City nearly one decade ago, he had only recently arrived from the island a few years before. He went with a group of friends,...

Fri
06
May
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Mujeres at the Mic: The Nuyorican Experience

By Néstor David Pastor

William Carlos Williams referenced his medical background to describe the poet’s task of working “in the particular to discover the universal.” There’s a similar quote by James Joyce, though Nancy Mercado, famed Nuyorican poet...

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