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La Brega
La Brega
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Season 2 explores Puerto Rico’s most powerful export, its music: from superstar Bad Bunny to salsa classics. Hosted by Alana Casanova-Burgess; a... more

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La Brega Presents: Esmeralda Santiago on Language and History

The writer Esmeralda Santiago’s latest book, “Las Madres,” is an intergenerational story about Puerto Rico, our history, and what it... more

23 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Bonus Track — Songs for the Future of Puerto Rico

Una notita: This episode is in Spanglish. This season, we explored songs that tell the complicated, beautiful story of Puerto Rico.... more

13 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
8. “Olas y Arenas” — The Beaches Belong to the People

Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches are an integral part of Puerto Rican life. They form a ring of pleasure that encircles... more

23 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
8. “Olas y arenas” — las playas son del pueblo

Las hermosas playas de Puerto Rico son una parte integral de la vida puertorriqueña. Las costas forman un anillo de... more

23 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
7. "Vamos Pa’ Plaza" — The Center of Everything

Plaza Las Americas is not any mall — going there, “Pa Plaza,” is a quintessential boricua experience. Young people experience... more

16 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
7. "Vamos pa’ Plaza" — el centro de todo

Plaza Las Américas no es un centro comercial cualquiera: ir allí, "pa’ Plaza", es una experiencia muy boricua l. Los... more

16 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
6. “Boricua en la Luna” — The Moon’s Distance

“Boricua En La Luna” is a classic anthem about a young man born outside Puerto Rico, who dreams of going... more

09 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
6. “Boricua en la luna” — la distancia de la luna

“Boricua en la luna” es un himno clásico sobre un joven nacido fuera de Puerto Rico, que sueña con volver... more

09 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
5. “Las Caras Lindas (De Mi Gente Negra)” — An Ode to Blackness

Catalino Curet Alonso (known as Don Tite) penned some 2,000 songs during his life — and around 200 were massive hits... more

02 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
5. “Las caras lindas (de mi gente negra)” — una oda a la negrura

Catalino Curet Alonso (a menudo llamado Don Tite) escribió unas 2000 canciones durante su vida, y alrededor de 200 fueron... more

02 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
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La Brega Presents: Esmeralda Santiago on Language and History
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