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Christmas

NG2 “Mi Primera Navidad” Review

Salsa duo NG2 entered the Christmas music scene with "Mi Primera Navidad", a quality production of "Salsa Navideña". Music in "Mi Primera Navidad" Norberto Velez and Gerardo Rivas did an excellent job in their first full Christmas…

Salsa Lab’s “Parranda en Uber”

This Salsa Lab video of a guy who's car broke down and ends up doing a "Parranda en Uber" is fun to watch. The song, a "Plena", is pretty catchy as well. I got this via a comment on Latino Music Café and decided to share it. Since it…

Thanksgiving, Plena, and Christmas

In the United States and Puerto Rico, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of the Christmas season. In Puerto Rico, this will go on until mid-January with the "Octavitas", which should really be called the "Octavas", and then…

“Octavitas”

In Puerto Rico, the period after the 3 Kings Day ("Día de los Santos Reyes Magos") is known as the "Octavitas". This tradition has changed through the decades. Unfortunately, it has been rapidly fading away. Therefore, it's worth taking…