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Negrita

S1E2-Negrita

Welcome back to Rico en Sueños all! Lu and Wilson here! We hope episode one was equal parts entertaining and enlightening because they're here to bring you the second submission of the season; and what a submission is it!

There are many social complexities when we talk about race identity and blackness. With the census coming up, the question of what box Puerto Ricans can check is coming up again.  This has put a spotlight on the African aspects of Puerto Rican culture and some injustices experienced by Afro-Boricuas today.

Last Episode They talked about the parts of the Taíno culture that stayed alive in Puerto Rican Heritage. Today we're going to continue exploring the Black/African roots still alive on the island.

We've got three fabulous and phenomenal guests for this episode -- Esmeralda Santiago, Isabel Dieppa, and Venessa Vida-Kelley -- who reflect and share their thoughts about the prominent cultural influence the people of Africa brought to the island of Puerto Rico.

Esmeralda reflects on the African roots in her own blood as we talk about her depiction of enslaved people on the island in her Novel "Conquistadora"

Isabel shares the inspiration behind her decision to use Orishas in the Puerto Rican story she's working on

Vanessa shares her experience with the Afro-Borinquen music style known as Bomba and the place of music in her web comic Manu

And Isabel talks with us about in a discussion about her reporting about Loiza

This is a good one listners!!! So get ready for some more of those rich dreams from the island.

You can find all of Esmeralda's works via her website and follow her on Twitter - @Esmo.

For all things Isabel check out her website and her Twitter - @IsabelSDieppa.

For more of Manu and Venessa's works visit here and here, and also follow her on Twitter - @VScrivanoKelley (she's a big Wayward Son fan!)

If you're interested in the "War Against All Puerto Ricans" recommendation, consider purchasing it from your local bookstore OR picking it up at your local library. You can locate a local bookstore via Indiebound.org and you can locate your neighborhood library via Worldcat.org.

Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our patreon.

Credits:

Vanessa Flores, Audio Engineer

Deviant Sounds, Composer

Vanessa Flores, Cover Art

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Lucius,

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R.P Wilson,

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Vanessa Flores,

Dialogue Editor/ Re-recording Mixer

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Deviant Sounds,

Composer/Music

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Vanessa Flores,

Season Cover Art

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Lu's Portfolio PoYiF Podcast Rico en Sueños

¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta?

S1M1- ¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta?

Lu here with our first Minisode.

In this first minisode we have a mic-mashup. Our last episode talked about how many Puerto Ricans consider themselves a mix of Spanish, Taíno , and African heritage.

During our interviews for the season, kept coming across this phrase "¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta?" or "And where's your grandmother?". This phrase worked its way into the vernacular via a poem by Fortunato Vizcarrondo and has come to be a way ask someone what their ethnic background or heritage is.

It felt like our guest were having a conversation about this topic with each other and so I wanted to share that with you all in this first minisode to bridge our conversation about Boricua Taíno heritage last episode into our discussion of Afro-Boricua heritage in episode 2. Hope you enjoy!

~Lu

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Complexion by Kendrick Lamar

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Soy Taino: El Sol y El Coquí

S1E1 Soy Taino: El Sol y El Coquí

Welcome to Rico en Sueños! We're talking Puerto Rico all season through the voices of Puerto Rican creators.

In the first episode we take a look at the Taíno Sun and Coqui symbols. The Taíno are the people indigenous to several islands of the Caribbean including Puerto Rico (also known as Borikén).

We talk with Alexandra Román about Obsesión, her debut sci-fi novel and the first book in the Divine Ascension trilogy, and Ronnie Garcia about their project Baba Guey. Through the episode we explore how the Taíno people and symbols are important to their work, their heritage, and their lives.

So tune in to the non-fiction podcast about fiction and its very real effects on our lives, and rock with us throughout Rico en Sueños.

~Lu

For more of Ronnie's work visit - www.coquiwi.net and follow @coquiwi.

Find Alexandra's work at: www.alexandraroman.com and follow @AlexandraRoman.

Many thanks to our supporters, you can join them by subscribing to our patreon.

Credits:

Lucius, Show Runner/

Vanessa Flores, Audio Engineer

Deviant Sounds, Composer

Vanessa Flores, Cover Art

Coming Soon!!!

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Lucius,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/ Show-Runner/Writer

Website|Twitter|Instagram|E-mail

R.P Wilson,

Co-Pilot/Co-Producer/Manager/Editor

Website|Twitter|Instagram|E-mail

Vanessa Flores,

Dialogue Editor/ Re-recording Mixer

Website|Twitter|Instagram

Deviant Sounds,

Composer/Music

Spotify||Instagram

Vanessa Flores,

Season Cover Art

Website|Twitter|Instagram