Reggaeton is an expression of movement, release, sexuality, storytelling, connection, and fashion. It’s taken over the world of pop music, despite the Puerto Rican government’s many attempts to erase it […]
Alejandro Morales’s death doesn’t just leave a hole in Chicago’s DIY music scene—it’s a loss to community activists, to affordable housing advocates, and to countless friendships.
With his generous spirit and boundless enthusiasm, Running drummer Alejandro Morales was the beating heart of a vibrant community.
While sheltering at home in San Juan during Puerto Rico’s lockdown this spring, Ìfé bandleader Otura Mun wrote a new EP, The Living Dead | Ashé Bogbo Egun. The producer, […]
Trombonist Papo Vázquez had plenty of reasons to feel reflective this past spring. He was about to record Breaking Cover, his tenth album under his own name, and he’d spent […]
On returning home and finding joy at the 42nd annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, at least 130,000 people left Puerto Rico to live elsewhere. Yet in February 2018, Puerto Rican musicians Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo del Valle, […]
Anticolonialist hardcore band La Armada discuss their journey from the Dominican Republic to Chicago and the inspiration behind their new EP series, Songs of the Exiled.
As a member of Calle 13—the politically conscious Puerto Rican hip-hop band formed by her brothers René Pérez Joglar and Eduardo Cabra Martínez—Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar began performing onstage when […]
“The history of the United States,” says the Northwestern prof, “is the history of empire.”
A young frog learns it’s not easy being green as he ventures on a journey of self-discovery.
“We’re not from Humboldt Park or Lincoln Park, we’re Puerto Ricans.”
Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, who is taking on Deb Mell, closely resembles the 28-year-old socialist from the Bronx who upset a powerful congressman in New York.
“People keep sewing their eyes together to stop seeing things. . . . If we don’t open our eyes we are blind, and we can’t do anything to help Puerto Rico.”
Sandra Antongiorgi and Marcus Akinlana’s Es Tiempo de Recordar had been in Hermosa for 26 years.