Characteristics Of Puerto Rico Culture

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Puerto Rico’s Culture, History, and Food
What is Culture? Culture is a series of visual manifestations and interactions with the environment that make a region different from the rest of the world. Culture is the combination of values, beliefs, and practices of a particular group. Puerto Rico is a beautiful country with rich cultural diversity. Although, Puerto Rico is the smallest of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico is made up of the Main Island surrounding smaller islands. Being a multicultural society, Puerto Rico’s main influences are from the Taino Indians, Spain and Africa. In this essay, I will discuss Puerto Rico’s characteristics that develop its own unique cultural identity. Firstly, there are many historical elements that make
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During this time, the persecution of political dissidents and colonial exploitation from Spain lead to violent frictions between Puerto Rican creoles and Spanish authorities. This eventually led the Spanish authorities to obtain possession of the Island. The Puerto Rican creoles had to flee to the mountains or leave the island. This was the first stage in Puerto Rico’s development. By the end of the nineteenth century, Puerto Rico had grown considerably socially, economically, and politically. Puerto Rico became a sugar exporting …show more content…
Music played an important role in the history of Puerto Rico and helped shape the Puerto Rican identity. Puerto Rico’s music has evolved in many forms, from classical folk music to Salsa, bomba, and plena. Although, Puerto Rico is the home for musical style bomba. Salsa, the most well know and popular all over Puerto Rico. “Salsa has definitely made Puerto Rico famous in the world of international music.” Today, music in Puerto Rico includes Bachata and Reggaeton. Reggaeton which is a mixture of hip hop, rap and reggae and Bachata which is similar to R&B. In conclusion, the culture of Puerto Rico is unique and unpredictable. It is important to understand the struggles and the importance on how Puerto Rico cultures was develop. It also continues to changes and build. The understanding of the culture and the unique qualities it possesses is

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