Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico

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Title

Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico

Subject

Los vejigantes de Puerto Rico

Creator

Nicole Wines
Francisco G. Gómez

Date

2009-2014

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

digital images

Language

en
es

Coverage

Puerto Rico
New Brunswick, NJ

Items in the Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico Collection

Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico
Raícitas don’t just study the traditions of the Caribbean, they also share them with audiences in and around there community. These vejigantes are Raícitas student performers, sharing this cultural tradition from the Island of Puerto Rico with…

Vejigante de Puerto Rico
Handmade and hand-painted paper-mache vejigante mask. There are two main types of vejigante masks found in Puerto Rico, those made from coconuts, more common to the Loíza area and those made of paper-mache, more common to Ponce and Mayaguez.

Raíces Ensemble and Student Performers: Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico
Performance by the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble with Raícitas student performers. Sharing the tradition of Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico with the students at the Greater Brunswick Charter School in New Brunswick. A vejigante is a clown-like…

Vamanos
The Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble shares the music, song, dance, history and cultural traditions of the Caribbean throughout our community and beyond. Raíces Ensemble members perform the traditions of plena and los vejigantes de puerto rico with…

Sharing Culture
Bomba, like many genres from the Caribbean traditions, is participatory. It is a community based tradition, with no defined roles of performer and audience. When the Raíces ensemble performs bomba, they always include members of the audience so…

Vejigantes
Citizens of Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico dressed as vejigantes marching in a parade on the day of Santiago apostol.

Vejigante
Vejigante, Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

“Cultura es lucha”
Citizens of Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico in a parade on the day of Santiago apostol.

Vejigante
Vejigante, Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

Vejigante
Young boy dressed as a vejigante. Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

Vejigante Masks
Three Vejigante masks. The vejigante is a devil like character who is very mischievous. He is found in the Afro-Puerto Rican folklore of the island.

Vejigante Masks
Vejigante masks. The vejigante is a devil like character who is very mischievous, he is found in the Afro-Puerto Rican folklore of the island.

Vejigante
Vejigante, Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

Vejigante
Vejigante dressed in traditional costume with Puerto Rican flag on the front.

Vejigante Dancing Bomba
Black and white photo of vejigante dancing bomba at the Ayala family home on the day of Santiago apostol.

Vejigante at COPI
Vejigante doll made at C.O.P.I. (Corporación Piñones se Integra) C.O.P.I. is a 501 c 3 non profit organization founded by sociologist Maricruz Rivera Clemente.

Vejigante Puppet in Loíza
Oversize paper-mache vejigante puppet on the streets of Loíza Aldea during the processionals for las fiestas de Santiago Apostol.

Centro de Artesanía familia Ayala
Artisan shop and exhibit center for the Ayala. The shop is decorated inside and out with vejigante masks and costumes, handcrafted by the Ayala family. Vejigante masks and costumes, as well as other handcrafted items can be purchased here.

Dancing with Los Vejigantes
Gabriela Pérez dancing bomba with Los Vejigantes.

Running from the Vejigante
Traditionally, vejigantes carried inflated cow or goat bladders on the end of a stick and use it to tease, taunt and chase those participating in the celebrations, or las fiestas, especially children. Today a balloon or paper bag is what is commonly…