‘Yo Soy Puertorriqueño’ …. “🇵🇷 Plena Puertorriqueña con Manolo Ramos … colaboración con Olga Tañon 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~December 1, 2017~~ 

Plena Puertorriqueña


It’s December 1.

The holiday season has already started.

It will be a bittersweet celebration in Puerto Rico. Yet, the Boricua spirit will never be vanquished.

This is a new song, dropping at the perfect time, with the perfect message. The Puerto Rican people shows their strength and resilience during difficult times.

“Que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, enamorao de mi tierra de mi cultura y mi pueblo … 

Sube esa bandera al son de una rica plena … “




The plena originated in Ponce, Puerto Rico around 1900

It was first heard in the neighborhood Barriada de la Torre, whose population consisted mostly of immigrants from St. Kitts, Tortola and St. Thomas, who had settled on the island since the late 1800’s. Originally, sung texts were not associated with the plena, which was rendered by guitar, accordion and pandero, but eventually, in 1907, singing was added.

Plena was often called the periodico cantado or “sung newspaper” for the lower classes because it spread messages among people, similar to the corridos in Mexico. The traditional center of plena was probably San Antón, a barrio of Ponce, although the black neighborhood of Loíza is also mentioned as the heartland for the genre. Its popularity peaked in the 1920’s.



Yo Soy Puertorriqueño, Plena Puertorriqueña, con Manolo Ramos y Olga Tañon

Letra y Música: Manolo Ramos

Publicadora: Warner Chap

Cuando me preguntan que donde fue que nací, se me hace un nudo en la garganta y les digo así, nací donde el cielo mostró su primera estrella fue jugo de tamarindo mezclao con parcha, china y quenepa …

De Puerto Rico, Lelolelolelola, Borinqueeeen!

Que rico es poder decir que yo soy puertorriqueño, que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, enamorao de mi tierra de mi cultura y mi pueblo.

Si tu eres Boricua sientes igual que yo estoy sintiendo.

Le agradezco al cielo, porque fue en este lugar donde abrí mis ojos pa’ ver el sol y aprender amar rodeao de palmeras y el mas bello mar azul




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~~Yo Soy Puertorriqueño~~

Manolo Ramos and Olga Tañón

~~Published on Nov 29, 2017~~

Edwin Jobel

Yo Soy Puertorriqueño, Plena Puertorriqueña, con Manolo Ramos.


We ALL are ONE!! 


“American Oxygen” …. new song by Rihanna!!


~~April 17, 2015~~ 

Is Rihanna’s American Oxygen an anthem for Eric Garner?

I became aware of this new song thanks to a very dear blogger friend, from across the ocean. I don’t really follow Rihanna but it seems to me that maybe the time of songs addressing social issues (like in the 60’s) could be coming back.

Thank you Miss Kitty.

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If Rihanna was looking to make a splash with her new single American Oxygen, she exceeded expectations by creating a tsunami of talk and controversy. Commenting on the idea of the American dream (or lack thereof), the song simultaneously serves as both a biting commentary and patriotic anthem, and is a wild departure from her previous single, Bitch Better Have My Money.

This track is from a more “serious” Rihanna – a Rihanna that has something to say. To prove it, the video for American Oxygen features quick clips of footage from the most emotional moments in US history.

Intercut with images of the American flag, you see film of the burning twin towers on September 11, Ku Klux Klan horsemen galloping past smoldering crosses, and even a glimpse of Martin Luther King Jr’s corpse laying in a coffin. Also in the mix, however, is footage of patriotic accomplishments as well – whether it’s space ships rocketing into the air or the flag raising over Iwo Jima.

Put them all together and it’s hard to tell exactly what Rihanna is trying to say – but maybe that’s the point.



Breathe out, breathe in
American oxygen
Every breath I breathe
Chasin’ this American Dream

We sweat for a nickel and a dime
Turn it into an empire
Breathe in, this feeling
American, American oxygen
American oxygen

This is the new America
We are the new America



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The layered meaning of American Oxygen is largely thanks to its two creative masterminds, one of whom is Kanye West; a man who instead of running away from controversy has a penchant to speed unflinchingly towards it. The other is Alex da Kid, the multitalented producer and songwriter behind hits as varied as rock anthem Radioactive by Imagine Dragons and BoB’s 2009 smash Airplanes.

He also happens to be the force behind one of the biggest hits of Rihanna’s career, her No 1 hit Love the Way You Lie. Sam Harris from rock band X Ambassadors, South African songwriter Candice Pillay, and Rihanna herself also share songwriting credits.


~~American Oxygen~~


~~Published on Apr 16, 2015~~

Music video by Rihanna performing American Oxygen.

(C) 2015 Westbury Road Entertainment. Distributed by Roc Nation Records


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We ALL are ONE!!