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Christmas

The Black Santa Claus

My wife Ivonne found by serendipity a decorative figure of a black Santa Claus at a local Marshall's store. There was something beautiful and special about this Black Santa that attracted her to it. Why Black Santa is Special We all know…

Why do Tunas Play at Christmas?

Why is it that in Puerto Rico I only hear the Tunas Estudiantinas at Christmas time? I don't know if the same thing happens in other countries. However, the other day I asked myself this cultural question. In this category, I include the…

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…