Maira Ramos – Handmade Drums

I was born in Puerto Rico and as far back as I can remember, I have always loved the sound of drums from all cultures. I became intrigued with making my own drums and after I attended workshops I was able to make round frame drums and gourd drums. I fell in love with making … Read more

Boriken Modern Puerto Rican Cuisine – 36

Chef Carlos Garcia was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and has worked worldwide at Five-Star resorts. His booth “Boriken” began as a vague idea for a dream of a restaurant, which never materialized and was then forgotten. During the global Covid-19 pandemic, those initial ideas resurfaced, but this time with a modern approach … Read more

Grupo Riken

Grupo Riken has been performing in the Tucson area since 2009, specializing in folk music from the Caribbean and Latin America, including Cuban bolero, Puerto Rican jibaro music and plena, Latin jazz, salsa, and bossa nova. The group’s unique sound comes from folk instruments such as the Puerto Rican cuatro, Peruvian cajón, and Afro-Caribbean bongos … Read more

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