• Lin-Manuel Miranda – Puerto Rican American Composer, Rapper, Lyricist & Actor

    Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor. He wrote the Broadway musical In the Heights, for which he won numerous accolades, including a Tony and a Grammy Award. It opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008, and Miranda starred in it as Usnavi. Early life [...]
  • Romare Bearden-American artist and writer who depicted African-American life

    Romare Bearden (September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988) was an American artist and writer who depicted African-American life. He has worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bearden moved to New York City at a very young age and went on to graduate from NYU in 1935. He began his artistic [...]
  • Bomba: Afro-Puerto Rican Rhythms

    Bomba is one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico. It is the mixture of the three different cultures of the Island, the Spanish, African and Taino cultures. The base rhythm is played by two or more drums. While bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, its real [...]