Arts & Culture

Wed
14
Jan
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Ana Celia Zentella on Anthropolitical Linguistics, Tato Laviera, and the Power of Nuyorican Poetry

In the forthcoming interview with Ana Celia Zentella ( CENTRO Journal 2016), Yomaira Figueroa discusses the intellectual and community-driven contributions of the prominent linguistics and ethnic studies scholar. In it Zentella...

Thu
18
Dec
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Esta Navidad Centro Helps You Give the Gift of Culture

By Centro Staff

December 24 th looms near and Three Kings Day will be here before we know it. Yes, Christmas to us is more about celebrating en familia, sharing in some of our beloved traditions, and having some delicious food. But let’s be...

Wed
17
Dec
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I’m Dreaming of a Coquito Christmas

My feverish obsession with making the best coquito took off 4 years ago. I had settled back in Nuyorico after a one year research stint in Puerto Rico. New (once more) to my Puerto Rican community in New York, I set to perfect...

Wed
17
Dec
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A Playlist of Clásicos Navideños

The fact that we share a body of songs that are especially played to enliven the holiday festivities tells plenty about the role of music in our cultural context and the strong ties between music and people, cultural values and...

Tue
16
Dec
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Celebrating las Navidades Boricuas Around the World

Puerto Ricans are on every corner of the globe, from Santo Domingo to San Diego to Shanghai. It is well known that more of us live away from the island than on it. And as we disperse throughout the globe we have adapted our “...

Tue
02
Dec
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My Family Pastelada in Brooklyn: Story, tutorial and recipe

Winter is a challenging time for this Boricua living in New York. The harsh weather keep me indoors and dreaming about warm, comfort food. It also makes me want to have friends and family close. So when Christmas time comes, I...

Tue
02
Dec
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Bomba and plena: old steps, new paths

At the pace of “Bambulaé sea allá, bambulaé…,” a group of children danced bomba y plena alongside Big Bird. It was the late 80s and the TV show Sesame...

Tue
02
Dec
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Soñando con…: Remembering the "Great" Bobby Capó

Félix Manuel Rodríguez Capó, better known simply as Bobby Capó, was born in 1922 on New Year’s Day in Coamo, Puerto Rico. His career as a vocalist made him popular throughout Latin America, but he was also known as a composer—...

Tue
04
Nov
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Chicago: Home to the Puerto Rican Cuatro

I vividly remember how I became interested in learning how to play the Puerto Rican cuatro. I was 7 years old and watching a Saturday variety TV show on Puerto Rico’s Telemundo channel with my family. It was the kind of show...

Tue
04
Nov
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A Celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage in Film and an Interview with Two Directors

The 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is next week in New York City. It will feature films with a Puerto Rican theme, or with Puerto Ricans as part of the production. The festival's mission is "to foster a...

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