Plena and censorship in the early 1900s

Plena Music Plena is one of Puerto Rico’s native music rhythms. It is the music of southern, coastal Puerto Rico, especially around the city of Ponce. First appearing around the end of the 19th century, plena lyrics concentrate on providing information about contemporary events. It became “el periodico cantao” (the sung newspaper).  “El Obispo” Scandal One … Read more

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