☀Puerto Rico☀Tito Rodriguez - Puerto Rican band leader, singer and sharp dresser.

☀Puerto Rico☀Tito Rodriguez - Puerto Rican band leader, singer and sharp dresser.

“The Soul of Puerto Rican Song,” Ruth Fernandez was a popular singer who broke both racial and gender barriers during the 1940s. After learning to play the piano as a child, Fernandez began performing around her neighborhood in Ponce, and by the time she was 14, she had already formed her first group and was performing for 50 cents a day at local radio stations.

“The Soul of Puerto Rican Song,” Ruth Fernandez was a popular singer who broke both racial and gender barriers during the 1940s. After learning to play the piano as a child, Fernandez began performing around her neighborhood in Ponce, and by the time she was 14, she had already formed her first group and was performing for 50 cents a day at local radio stations.

Lucecita, musician and activist, was blacklisted from Puerto Rican television during the early 1970s for her refusal to whiten her appearance and for her support of revolutionary movements in Puerto Rico and Cuba (many Puerto Rican television stations were owned and staffed primarily by white cuban exiles). In response to the harsh criticism she drew due to her adoption of what was referred to by the Puerto Rican press as ‘the African look’, Lucecita released songs that [read more].

Lucecita, musician and activist, was blacklisted from Puerto Rican television during the early 1970s for her refusal to whiten her appearance and for her support of revolutionary movements in Puerto Rico and Cuba (many Puerto Rican television stations were owned and staffed primarily by white cuban exiles). In response to the harsh criticism she drew due to her adoption of what was referred to by the Puerto Rican press as ‘the African look’, Lucecita released songs that [read more].

Ismael Rivera (San Mateo de Cangrejos, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 5 de octubre de 1931 - 13 de mayo de 1987), simplemente conocido como por el apodo de "Maelo", "el Sonero Mayor de Puerto Rico" y también como "el Brujo de Borinquen" fue un cantante puertorriqueño de música popular. En los años setenta formó parte de la Fania All Stars.

Ismael Rivera (San Mateo de Cangrejos, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 5 de octubre de 1931 - 13 de mayo de 1987), simplemente conocido como por el apodo de "Maelo", "el Sonero Mayor de Puerto Rico" y también como "el Brujo de Borinquen" fue un cantante puertorriqueño de música popular. En los años setenta formó parte de la Fania All Stars.

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