Archive | February, 2014
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Afro Influences by Celia Cruz + Bodega Bamz = “Don Francisco”

Bodega Bamz, born in Spanish Harlem to a Dominican and Puerto Rican family whose real name is Nathaniel De La Rosa, may not be well known at the moment. But, steadily, he is claiming his spot in the urban music genre. His latest hit “Don Francisco” is the perfect fusion of Celia Cruz’s Yemaya (1998), hip-hop/rap and, […]

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José Campeche: One of Our Best Known Rococo Artists

Born on December 23, 1751 in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  José Campeche was the son of Tomás Campeche,  a slave who bought his freedom. Tomás  was a restorer and painter of religious statues thus influencing José at a very young age.  Campeche was also influenced by the exiled Spanish court painter Luis Parets Alcázar. Among some of his most notable work […]

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The Artist: An Emilia Cruz Story

We are ecstatic to partner with international mystery author Carmen Amato to bring you The Artist: An Emilia Cruz Story about Acapulco’s first and only female detective. During the month of February you can register here to download a free copy. The book, one in a series of mystery novels, is also inspired by poet Javier […]

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