Multcolib Everybody Reads 2014: Puerto Rican food, culture and music

Boricua Pop
Boricua Pop Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture By Negrón-Muntaner, Frances eBook - 2004 Click here for full text »

Annotation:The author traces some of the many possible itineraries of exchange between American and Puerto Rican cultures, including the commodification of Puerto Rican cultural practices such as voguing, graffiti, and the Latinization of pop music.

Taste of the Caribbean
Taste of the Caribbean By Grant, Rosamund Book - 2006 641.59729 G762t 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fabulous introduction to the delicious and exotic recipes of the Caribbean islands including information on their history, culture and the diverse range of culinary influences.

Puerto Rico Then & Now
Puerto Rico Then & Now By Rigau, Jorge Book - 2009 SPANISH 972.95 RIGAU 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:For centuries, Puerto Rico has captured the hearts of sailors, soldiers and cruisers--including none other than Christopher Columbus who landed here back in 1493. Puerto Rico's colorful culture reflects her colorful past, blending together Spanish, African, and Amerindian influences.

A night in Puerto Rico
A night in Puerto Rico [music of Puerto Rico] Music CD - 2008 Spanish CD World North America NIGHT All copies in use Availability details
Inventing A Word
Inventing A Word An Anthology of Twentieth-century Puerto Rican Poetry Book - 1980 861 I62 Available in some locations
When the Spirits Dance Mambo
When the Spirits Dance Mambo Growing up Nuyorican in El Barrio By Vega, Marta Moreno Book - 2004 B-Ve522w 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this luminous and lively memoir, Marta Moreno Vega calls forth the spirit of Puerto Rican New York and the music, mysticism, and traditions of a remarkable and quintessentially American childhood.

New York Ricans From the Hip Hop Zone
New York Ricans From the Hip Hop Zone By Rivera, Raquel Z. eBook - 2003 Click here for full text »

Annotation:New York Puerto Ricans have been an integral part of hip hop culture since the very beginning: from 1970s pioneers like Rock Steady Crew's Jo-Jo, to recent rap mega-stars Big Punisher and Angie Martinez. Yet, Puerto Rican participation and contributions to hip hop is frequently downplayed, if not completely ignored.

The Latin Beat
The Latin Beat The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music From Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond By Morales, Ed Book - 2003 781.64098 M828L 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:An exploration of where Latin music came from and how it changed as it moved northward.

Puerto Rican Cuisine in America
Puerto Rican Cuisine in America Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes By Rivera, Oswald Book - 2002 641.597295 R621p 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Puerto Rican cuisine, with its strong Spanish and African influences, holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking. The food is spicy, hearty, healthy, sensuous, and adventurous.

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Puerto Rico has been shaped by many cultures. The traditions of the native Taino and Arawak peoples and influences from Africa, South America and Spain have blended to create a unique culture. Puerto Ricans migrating to the United States reinvented themselves yet again. Sample some of the food, music and culture of Puerto Rico through this list.

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