Every year, there are hundreds of high-quality musical events held across Puerto Rico. Most of these activities are festivals and fiestas with the participation of artists that have international recognition. The music you have to pay for in other countries, you can get it here for free. Most of the events take place in beautiful towns across the island, with gorgeous sights that you would otherwise miss.
Musical activities are everywhere, yet there are people who don’t find them easily. Until now, there wasn’t a guide that compiled in a single place, information about our musical palette and types of events and places where you can go to enjoy our music, dance, play local instruments, or learn how to shake your bom-bom. That is precisely what we do on our e-book Puerto Rico is Music, which we released this week.
What is our e-book about?
The Puerto Rico is Music! guide is written for people who travel to Puerto Rico hoping to enjoy our music, learn how to dance, mix with the locals, and enjoy la vida loca while staying on the island. It is also written for local residents who want a convenient reference to the venues where they can go to have fun. On the pages you will find:
- An introduction to the five music genres we cover on the guide.
- Lists of festivities and fiestas where you can enjoy artistic activities for free.
- Lists of new, high-quality monthly events that are not even known to residents.
- Lists of places where you can learn how to dance.
- List of venues where you can dance to the types of music you want to enjoy.
- Hard to find places on the Internet where you can find out about current events.
- Links to videos describing the types of music you might find at events.
- Sample music programs from the most relevant festivals and festivities.
- Descriptions of places and landmarks related to music and dance.
- Lists of current performers who you can watch at paid or free events
The book’s table of contents
Here is the table of contents:
How is This Guide Structured?, 9
Our Rhythms, 13
Enjoy Bomba and Plena, 16
Bomba and Plena Events, 21
Bomba and Plena Dancing Performers, 23
Learning to Dance Bomba and Plena, 27
Bomba and Plena Nightlife, 30
Places to Visit, 32
Radio Stations With Bomba and Plena, 33
Enjoy Folk Music, 36
Jíbaro Music Events, 38
Jíbaro Music Dancing Companies, 40
Learning to Dance Jíbaro Music, 42
Places to Visit, 42
Radio Stations With Jíbaro Music, 44
Enjoy Salsa, 45
Salsa Events, 46
Salsa Performers, 48
Learning Salsa, 48
Salsa Nightlife Venues, 50
Places to Visit, 61
Radio Stations With Salsa, 63
Enjoy Reggaeton, 65
Reggaeton Events, 67
Reggaeton Performers, 68
Learning to Dance Reggaeton, 68
Reggaeton Nightlife Venues, 69
Places to Visit, 74
Radio Stations With Reggaeton, 75
Largest Music Venues, 76
Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, 77
Sample Program from 2014, 79
Día Nacional de la Salsa, 85
Sample Program from 2014, 85
Congreso Mundial de la Salsa, 87
Sample Program from 2014, 88
Chronicle by an attendee from 2013, 90
Heineken Jazz Fest, 95
Sample Program from 2014, 96
Heineken Jazz Fest Critic Reviews, 97
Festival de Apoyo a Claridad, 98
Guaya Guaya Fest, 103
Sample Program from 2014, 103
Las Justas Inter Universitarias, 104
Sample Program from 2014, 105
Scheduled Events, 108
Adoquín Jamming Nights, San Juan, 108
Condado en Concierto, San Juan, 110
Santurce de Bomba y Plena, San Juan, 110
Retreta Dominical, San Juan, 111
No Te Quedes sin Bailar, 112
Ventana al Jazz, San Juan, 113
Tropical Music Nights, Carolina, 114
Humacao Jazz Fest, Humacao, 115
Salsa Afternoons With a Coffee Aroma, Caguas, 115
Noches de Encanto, Guayama, 116
Con Sabor a Pepino, San Sebastián,116
Noches Doradas, Dorado, 116
Al Fresco Music Culinary Show, Caguas, 117
Fiestas Patronales, 118
List of Fiestas Patronales, 120
Sample Programs of Activities, 123
Security Advise, 127
Festivals, Carnivals, Fairs, 128
List of Festivals, Carnivals, and Fairs and Sample Programs of Events130
Finding Current Events, 155
Large Events, Fiestas, Festivals, Carnivals and Fairs… 155
Scheduled, Nightlife Events, 157
Sponsored Events, 158
About the Author, 160
Puerto Rican Bands and Performers
Bomba & Plena Bands, 162
Jíbaro Music Performers, 166
Salsa Performers, 169
Reggaeton Performers, 173
Salsa Instructors, 177
San Juan and Nearby, 177
North of the Island, 179
East of the Island, 180
West of the Island, 180
South of the Island, 180
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