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Friday, 05/13/16
Sometimes, bochinche is harmless. People talk trash, others listen and think nothing of it. End of story. But in other cases, bochinche is like a loose thread, one which director Cecilia Aldarondo began to pull, in earnest, more than four years ago. The result, a documentary entitled Memories of a Penitent Heart, provides an autobiographical... + continue reading

By Centro Staff

Friday, 05/13/16
  New York, May 10, 2016 - NBA All Star and philanthropist Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, to march as Parade King in the upcoming celebration scheduled for Sunday, June 12th, starting at... + continue reading

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Friday, 05/06/16
Are you a true contemporary music fan? Next week, from May 12 to May 15, Centro is hosting an event entitled #PRSoundscapes that you will not want to miss. “Music is becoming more and more electronic,” featured guest Bobby Sanabria said, in an interview about the state of music. “I fear that someday that the appreciation for... + continue reading

By Néstor David Pastor

Friday, 05/06/16
When Pedro Julio Serrano first went to the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City nearly one decade ago, he had only recently arrived from the island a few years before. He went with a group of friends, carrying a modified Puerto Rican flag with the colors of the rainbow replacing the traditional red, white, and blue. To some,... + continue reading

By Néstor David Pastor

Friday, 05/06/16
William Carlos Williams referenced his medical background to describe the poet’s task of working “in the particular to discover the universal.” There’s a similar quote by James Joyce, though Nancy Mercado, famed Nuyorican poet and educator, only mentions the first. Perhaps this is the more appropriate of the two–... + continue reading

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Friday, 04/29/16
Hundreds of stateside and island based Puerto Ricans came together on April 22 and 23 at Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans, a diaspora summit hosted by Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at the pinnacle of the current economic and humanitarian crisis on the island. “We are living a historic moment that is impacting 8.6... + continue reading

By Néstor David Pastor

Friday, 04/22/16
Last month, poet turned rapper Rúben Borrero opened up for the godmother of Spanish hip-hop, La Mala Rodriguez, in Chicago. Only a few months earlier, he had released a video in which he recites the poem “100x35”, a collaboration with Starving Artists and Stand Up For Puerto Rico as part of the Tierra Prometida series. The... + continue reading

By Centro Staff

Friday, 04/22/16
Good writers are more often than not, good readers as well, which is why this week we’re sharing poet LiYun Alvarado’s reading list, featuring contemporary and classic writers of the Nuyorican School and beyond. See below for the full text: I just picked up Urayoán Noel’s newest collection Buzzing Hemisphere / Rumor... + continue reading
Friday, 04/15/16
This week, dozens of aging combat veterans made their way to Washington D.C. Early on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, they completed an almost mandatory circuit taking them from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery to the World War II and Korean War memorials in the National Mall. They took part in wreath laying... + continue reading