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  Pop culture in Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pop culture in Puerto Rico, it can be said, has been historically affected both by the political changes the island has gone through, and by the changes in popular culture around the world.
Actress Lydia Echevarria is accused and jailed for the murder of Vigoreaux.
Puerto Rican John Ruiz becomes the first hispanic in history to be boxing's world Heavyweight champion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puerto_Rican_Pop_Culture   (1275 words)

 Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands and keys, which include Mona, Vieques, and Culebra.
Puerto Rico is composed of Cretaceous to Eocene volcanic and plutonic rocks, which are overlain by younger Oligocene to recent carbonates and other sedimentary rocks.
A non-voting Resident Commissioner is elected by the residents of Puerto Rico to the U.S. Congress.
hallencyclopedia.com /Puerto_Rico   (2558 words)

 ipedia.com: Puerto Rico Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Puerto Rico is part of the Greater Antilles, located to the east of the Dominican Republic and to the west of the Lesser Antilles.
Puerto Rico's current constitutional arrangements are the result of a treaty signed in 1952, so presumably it could become independent in the same way—a right not possessed by the states of the United States.
The major differences between Puerto Rico and the states are greater financial autonomy (it levies its own taxes and is exempt from the Internal Revenue Code), its lack of voting representation in either house of the Congress and the ineligibility of Puerto Rican residents to vote in presidential elections.
www.ipedia.com /puerto_rico.html   (2153 words)

 Puerto Rico's Culture: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of Puerto Rico's notable exports is its music, which is probably the predominant Caribbean music heard in the United States.
One of these was Puerto Rican -born Manuel Tavares, a composer whose orchestral techniques matured within the musical traditions of 19th-century Spain and whose success encouraged other generations of Puerto Rican classicist to follow in his footsteps.
Puerto Rican Ricky Martin has the world singing Living La Vida Loca, winner of the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Latin Pop Performance" and named by the Los Angeles Times as "The Latin Artist to Watch for 1999." Ricky Martin is now -without a doubt- one of the most famous Latin artist in the world.
welcome.topuertorico.org /culture/music.shtml   (1606 words)

 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is the smallest of the Greater Antilles, located to the east of the Dominican Republic and to the commonly called by Puerto Ricans as "La Isla Grande" (the Big Island) and a number of smaller islands- Mona, Vieques and Culebra, of which only Vieques and Isla de Culebra are inhabited.
Puerto Rico was granted its first constitution, allowed to engage in free commerce and continued to develop its own identity in aspects such as culture, music, and arts.
Although Puerto Rico does not have representation in the U.S. Electoral College or U.S. Congress, it is permitted a non-voting Resident Commissioner in the U.S. Congress.
www.askfactmaster.com /Puerto_Rico   (2082 words)

 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
Sports in Puerto Rico can be traced from the ceremonial competitions amongst the Pre-Columbian Native Americans of the Taíno tribes which inhabited the island, to the modern era in which sports activities consist of an organized physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose for competition.
Puerto Rico is a participant of the Caribbean World Series, and has over 100 Major League Baseball players who are currently active, in addition to the hundreds others who have participated in the past.
Puerto Rican national basketball team Puerto Rico's national basketball team has reached the Olympic Games multiple times, including the Athens, Greece Athens games in 2004, where they became the first team to defeat the Dream Team during Olympic competition.
www.mauspfeil.net /Sports_in_Puerto_Rico.html   (3250 words)

 Pop culture in Puerto Rico
Pop Rock gains popularity in the early 80s, Heavy Metal in the middle 80s and Rap in the late 80s.
In 1999, the death of Viequense David Sanes provockes many Puerto Ricans to protest the U.S. military's presence in that Puerto Rican island-municipality."Paz para Vieques" (peace for vieques) becomes a popular slogan.
Puerto Rico's national basketball team wins 79-66 against Canada in the pre-olympic tournament, wins bronze and qualifies for the summer Olympic Games of Athens in 2004.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/pop_culture_in_puerto_rico   (1266 words)

 Encyclopedia: Pop culture in Puerto Rico
Chucho Avellanet (born circa 1945) is a Puerto Rican singer.
Ivy Queen (born Martha Ivelisse Pesante on March 4, 1972 in Añasco, Puerto Rico) is a composer and singer known as The Queen of Reggaeton.
Ray Reyes (born 1971) is a Puerto Rican who was born in New York and became a member of Menudo in late 1983.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pop-culture-in-Puerto-Rico   (4096 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Puerto Rico Basks In Exports Of Pop Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although some Puerto Ricans lament that it is their athletes and singers - not scientists and writers - that are achieving all the fame, many more are loving their day in the pop culture sun.
Puerto Ricans credit their wealth of athletes to strong sports leagues, including six professional baseball teams.
The cultural successes have accompanied - and perhaps fed - a surge of Puerto Rican nationalism, fueled by the release from prison of 11 Puerto Rican independence activists and the controversy about live U.S. Navy bombings on the populated outlying island of Vieques.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/vol3n48/PRBasks-en.shtml   (997 words)

 Puerto Rican Pop Culture Article, PuertoRicanPopCulture Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pop Culture in Puerto Rico, it can be said, has beenhistorically affected both by the political changes the island has gone through, and by the changes in popular culture around theworld.
The Vietnam War breaks out: many Puerto Ricans join the war, some ofwhich return addicted to popular illicit drugs during the conflict.Others visited Cuba in the revolution's heyday and music with a social theme hit the airwaves in the late 60's.
Pop Rock gains popularity in the early 80s, Heavy Metal inthe middle 80s and Rap in the late 80s.
www.anoca.org /rico/becomes/puerto_rican_pop_culture.html   (1207 words)

 Online NewsHour Extra: The Buzz
Puerto Rico is a self-governed island that is part of the United States.
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but they don't have a voting representative in the Congress.
One Puerto Rican was killed by the military practices taking place and the bombs are affecting the health of many others.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/editorials/jan-june00/puerto.html   (471 words)

 Colorlines Magazine: Race, Action, Culture: Born Puerto Rican, born Taino? A resurgence of indigenous identity among ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Today, spurred as much perhaps by pop culture references like Touch's album as the general post-civil rights era search for identity among communities of color, young and old Puerto Ricans have increasingly looked toward the Indian component of their presumed tri-racial history for alternative interpretations of what makes them, in essence, who they are.
It was the Puerto Ricans of predominantly Spanish descent who first publicly embraced what they perceived to be a freer, land-connected Taino identity; a sharp contrast to that which the Spanish colonial power represented.
The quintessential Puerto Rican, enshrined in the island's official seal and by the early nationalists, embodies an inseparably-hinged triptych comprised of red (American Indian), white (Iberian), and fl (West African) components.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0KAY/is_3_6/ai_108693833   (1299 words)

 pop culture --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The Pop art movement was largely a British and American cultural phenomenon of the late 1950s and '60s and was named by the art critic Lawrence Alloway in reference to the prosaic iconography of its...
Another term is pop art, a phrase coined in the early 1960s to assign artistic values to commonplace...
Pop artists recognized the pervasiveness of modern, mass-produced culture and embraced its symbols and folklore instead of upholding the elevated standards of...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9276509?tocId=9276509   (973 words)

 Popular culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Popular culture is constantly changing and is specific to place and time.
The creative workers in commercial music, film, and television, for example script writers, are of course themselves members of the culture at large; in fact, usually they are highly attuned members.
Although popular culture is not especially prestigious, it nevertheless gives rise to interesting and important questions, for example, how it spreads or what traits are needed for a particular items to become a part of popular culture.
phatnav.com /wiki/index.php?title=Popular_culture   (930 words)

 Musical Expressions of Puerto Rican Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although she is "a nice Jewish girl" studying the history of Puerto Rican music, the fact that she is not Puerto Rican does not exclude her from misinterpreting the significance of her findings (xv).
However, she is also careful to point out that this military tradition is not limited to the US colonial experience because the Spanish employed Puerto Ricans for similar military purposes on the mainland (and in Cuba) (22).
As these Puerto Ricans accepted the US-Eurocentric standards for which to be judged, they automatically accept their inferiority.
www.trincoll.edu /~rwalker/paper3.htm   (1538 words)

 Jorge Gonzalez Information - Articles Free   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gonzalez was very famous in Puerto Rico, where people know him as Peco (after Pecos Bill, the fastest cowboy to ever live).
Puerto Ricans had high hopes on him, specially at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, but he failed to win any Olympic medals.
The height of his fame was during the 1980s, when he would do national tours across Puerto Rico, to sign autographs at department stores and be featured on television commercials.
www.articlesfree.com /index.php?title=Jorge_Gonzalez   (135 words)

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States of America and we have common citizenship, currency and defense.
Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, residents of Puerto Rico do not pay federal income tax (but neither can they vote in presidential elections).
Paradores Puertorrique~nos (Puerto Rican Country Inns) is (officially) an organization sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company that promotes the use of the "paradores" around the island.
www.faqs.org /faqs/puerto-rico-FAQ   (5806 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Spanglish: Pop Culture's Lingua Franca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PUERTO RICO HERALD: Spanglish: Pop Culture's Lingua Franca
"Latino culture is moving from the periphery to center stage," says Ilan Stavans, author of "Spanglish: the Making of a New American Language," and professor of Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College.
Alcaraz, the comic strip artist, recalls the time he was hired as a writer to work on the short-lived Fox comedy show "Culture Clash." At first, he says, almost all the writers were Latinos.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2003/vol7n07/Spanglish-en.shtml   (1671 words)

 Articles - Héctor Camacho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Camacho was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, but his family moved to New York when he was a little kid.
When World Junior Lightweight champion Bobby Chacon refused to go to Puerto Rico to defend his title against Camacho, the WBC declared the world championship vacant, and the man Chacon had taken the title from, Rafael Bazooka Limon, filled in for Chacon.
It was the first time Camacho was in a ring with a former world champion, and he didn't show any lack of experience, dropping Limon in rounds one and three before the referee put a stop to the fight in round five.
www.quickize.com /articles/Hector_Camacho   (1392 words)

 Wilfred Benitez | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Benitez, a young prodigy who was managed by his father Gregorio Benitez, was a member of one of Puerto Rico's most famous boxing families, his brothers Frankie and Gregory Benitez having also been top contenders in the 1970s.
His next fight became a historic bout, because the match against future world champ Carlos Santos of Ceiba, Puerto Rico, was the first world championship fight between two Puerto Ricans in boxing history.
He returned to Puerto Rico, where he is now living with his mother Clara, on a 200 dollar a month pension provided by the WBC.
www.tutorgig.co.uk /ed/Wilfred_Benitez   (1066 words)

 Amazon.com: New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She points out that while Puerto Ricans and African-Americans collaborated to create hip-hop in the early 1970s South Bronx and shared a ghetto-based entitlement, Puerto Ricans had to "step lightly through the identity minefield." For much of the 1980s and '90s, Puerto Ricans' "participation and entitlement" were questioned as hip-hop became more exclusively African American.
Many Puerto Rican performers further alienated themselves from the hip-hop center by embracing Latino culture and rapping in Spanish, while others identified more strongly with African Americans and downplayed their Caribbean roots.
New York Puerto Ricans have been an integral part of hip hop culture since the creative movement's first stirrings in New York City during the early 1970s.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1403960445?v=glance   (1398 words)

 Amazon.com: Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and American Culture (Sexual Cultures): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She is the co-editor of Puerto Rican Jam and author of Anatomy of a Smile.
Shame is at the core of most cultures' origin myths, and in this sense it is not particular to boricuas.
Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship by Nicholas De Genova
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0814758185?v=glance   (672 words)

 Pop culture in Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Puerto Rico Launches 'New Sounds Of Puerto Rico' Advertising Campaign
Puerto Rico, U.S.A. MAGAZINES American Demographics 7/1/1998 Edmondson, Brad Galper, Josh
His death had been preceded by a few weeks by that of popular Ponce mayor Rafael Cordero.
hallencyclopedia.com /Pop_culture_in_Puerto_Rico   (1379 words)

 Powell's Books - Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture (Sexual Cultures) by Frances ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Boricua Pop is the first book solely devoted to Puerto Rican visibility, cultural impact, and identity formation in the U.S. and at home.
Negron-Muntaner 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.
Drawing from literature, film, painting, and popular culture, and including both the normative and the odd, the canonized authors and the misfits, the island and its diaspora, Boricua Pop is a fascinating blend of low life and high culture: a highly original, challenging, and lucid new work by one of our most talented cultural critics.
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=0814758185   (266 words)

 Press Releases: From Puerto Rican Pop Illustration to Macho Identity in Mexican Cinema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From Puerto Rican Pop Illustration to Macho Identity in Mexican Cinema
The exhibition and reception is the opening celebration of FOCO (Spanish slang for creativity, literally light bulb), a month-long multi-arts festival (Oct. 1-Nov. 7) that showcases Latin and Latin American contemporary pop culture through visual arts, cinema and music.
Carlos Aponte's contribution to the exhibition is taken from his award winning satirical book "Icons of the Popular Culture of Puerto Rico and Other Stereotypes" in which he pokes fun at the various stereotypes.
web3.colum.edu /press_releases/archives/000042.html   (582 words)

 Popular Culture -- MUSIC
Sophisticated analysis of the relations among MTV videos, consumer culture, and the psychodynamics of identity formation in youth.
Incisive study of various musical ethnic subcultures and their complex negotiations with the dominant culture and their co-resisters in a global/local struggle over meaning.
The revised American Studies dissertation of one of America’s foremost rock critics is a searching study of the gritty roots of what has become glossy pop culture.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/music.html   (1214 words)

 PopMatters Music Feature | Hip-Hop and Beyond: Hip-Hop Comes to Berkeley
In traditional West African culture the Griot (Gree-o) served the role as an oral historian, who in the great tradition of Eshu-elebara (The Signifying Monkey) was uniquely empowered to interpret the history of the people as the primary keeper of that history.
The Griot was valued both for his capacity to remember and to deliver that history to the convening masses in a way that could hold them in rapture for hours.
Caz is generally unknown to most audiences, because unlike Moe Dee and Melle Mel, he didn't make the transition to mainstream recordings, though one of his lyrics is one of the most legendary in all of recorded hip-hop.
popmatters.com /music/features/020506-hiphop.shtml   (2294 words)

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