Posts Tagged ‘ Puerto Rico ’

Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Treasured Rainforest – The New York Times



The livelihood of the Puerto Rican parrot, an endangered species, found on the island is of special concern since the hurricane. Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times


Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico

Photo by Chief National Guard Bure | CC BY 2.0

Puerto Rico is dying.Let those words sink in.Three and a half million people are without power, water, fuel, food, and support. This isn’t some uninhabited atoll. This is where I grew up. This is where my family lives. This is my home.And my home is dying. More

Source: Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico

Intl Women’s Day – Julia de Burgos | El Bohimio

Intl Women’s Day – Julia de Burgos.

Lo otro… by mijodelapalma on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds

Puerto Rico’s Mijo de la Palma has extended their Northeast Tour and will present two encore performances in Cambridge, MA and Hartford, CT as well as presentations in New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

Friday, Dec. 28 • 8pm • $10 sliding scale • Democracy Center, Harvard Square

Saturday, Dec. 29 • 8pm • $10 sliding scale • La Paloma Sabanera, Frog Hollow, Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

Far from being an ensemble, Mijo is more about a metamorphous crossing of people. Looking back at years of musical encounters with diverse people, Mijo resembles a Socratic circle that refuses a definition. Fusión Jíbara has been the tagline adopted by many but it seems to be more complex than that. Fusión Jíbara resembles one of the many aspects that has characterized Mijo, for their ability to merge creative energies as a whole. Not surprisingly, what seems to endure is the Jíbaro vibe. As Mijo embarks on their US tour, Canto E’ Jíbaro, they hope to find new ways to feed their soul as they try to bring the same to those who experience it.

Melvin Lopez Rivera: guitar / main vocals
Adaliz Ortiz Toro: harmonies
Surprise Guest Artists

Lo otro… by mijodelapalma on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds.

“Ay, Ay, Ay de la Grifa Negra” a poem by Julia de Burgos

~ translated by Jack Agüeros and read by bilingual Hartford, CT public school teacher Glaisma Perez-Silva