Cultural Exchange - Puerto Rico 2009

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Title

Cultural Exchange - Puerto Rico 2009

Subject

Cultural Exchange
Bomba
Vejigantes
Plena
Las fiestas de Santiago apostol
Loíza Aldea
Puerto Rico
Folklore

Date

7-2009

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

Still Images
Video

Language

en
es

Coverage

Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Items in the Cultural Exchange - Puerto Rico 2009 Collection

Bailala
Video clip from the 2009 Raíces fact finding exchange trip to Puerto Rico

Altars
On the left side of the photo at the very top are four necklaces (elekes). From left to right are Elegua, Ochún, Changó and Yemayá. See below an explanation for each of these Orishas.

A. In the center of the necklaces is Osún. Osún is a…

Church Altar
Christian altar. In the center is a hand carved cross of Jesus’ crucifixion. To the left of the crucifix is a hand carved statue of virgin and child. To the right of the crucifix is a hand carved statue of an angel. In front of these are hand…

Altar for Yemayá
Yemayá’s turin and necklace (eleke). To the right of the turin is a rattle to call Yemayá down to earth. Other objects on the altar represent Yemayá.

Altar for Changó
Side view of Changó’s altar. Considered to be the most 'popular' of the orishas, Changó rules over lightning, thunder, fire, drums and dance. He is a warrior Orisha with quick wits, temper and is the epitomy of virility. He is an extremely hot…

Libation Ceramic pot
Ceramic libation vessel. This vessel can be used in a number of ways when performing ceremonies for the Orishas.

African Virgin and Child
Hand carved Christian statue of virgin and child.

African Virgin and Child
Hand carved Christian statue of virgin and child.

Bomba y plena
Tamborine looking instruments on the wall are called “Panderos or Panderetas,” they are played in the Puerto Rican musical tradition of “Plena.” Directly below are the drums known as “barrilles” (barrels,) also called bomba drums. To the…

“Africa” Street Art
Piece of cement facing that fell off of a brick building in the Old Juan area of Puerto Rico, created the image of Africa.

“La Rumba”
Catamaran boat called “ La Rumba” docked in the San Juan, Puerto Rico harbor.

Bomba in San Juan
Bomba dancer dancing to the beat of the barilles (bomba drums.) In the background is Tata Cepeda on the microphone.

Los caballeros
Citizens of Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico in a parade on the day of Santiago apostol.

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.

"Cultura es lucha" means "culture is struggle".

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

Santiago apostol
Statue of Santiago apostol. Loíza Aldea Cathedral in Puerto Rico.

Processional
Loíza Aldea Cathedral in Puerto Rico.

Processional
Citizens of Loíza Aldea carrying statue of Santiago apostol from the cathedral.

Processional
Citizens of Loíza Aldea carrying statue of Santiago in procession.

Vejigante Jeep
Jeep with huge vejigante mask leads the procession on the day of Santiago apostol.

Fiesta - Vejigante and Saint James
Two citizens of Loíza Aldea dressed as vejigantes and another dressed as one of the “caballeros.” The caballero is a popular figure during the festival of Santiago apostol.