Carnavales De Puerto Rico at Northeastern Illinois University

Ah!!! Sweet memories ….

Repeating Islands


This article by Laura Rojas appeared i The Independent, the newspaper of Northeastern Illinois University. Follow the link below for the original report.

Seven masks, four drums and three guitars can all individually lead to a good time. Together, they formed a dynamic and vigorous festival about Puerto Rican carnavales on Thursday evening, April 2, 2015 at NEIU’s El Centro campus. The festival was a celebration held to honor Puerto Rican arts and heritage. The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) wanted to bring attention to Puerto Rican culture, specifically music and art, and to inform individuals in the community of their workshops they provide for youth. The night closed with a special performance by band Buya, an Afro-Puerto Rican drumming group.

PRAA was founded in 1998 and has held music programs for 15 years. They offer mask making workshops for children and create Vejigante masks of Puerto Rico used…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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