23rd Annual National Cuatro Festival

Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 7pm Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL Welcome to the 23rd Annual National Cuatro Festival! The Cuatro is regarded as the national instrument of Puerto Rico and is revered by the Puerto Rican community as an important part of our history. It is recognized and acknowledged as “our guitar” and holds important traditional and historical value. The Emmy Award-winning Annual National Cuatro Festival (NCF) is a unique music event that brings the best Cuatro musicians “Cuatristas” from Puerto Rico and the mainland to…

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28th Fiesta Boricua de Bandera a Bandera

Fiesta Boricua

Fiesta Boricua is one of the largest and most important branded festivals of the Latino community in the Midwest where the best musical, culinary, and artisan proponents of Puerto Rican culture is displayed. Now in its 28th year it continues to attract crowds of over 100,000 every year onto Division Street between Western Avenue and Mozart Street (Paseo Boricua). A summer event for the entire family and friends of all ages; people from the Chicagoland area and as far away as New York, Orlando and Philadelphia, including Puerto Rico make it…

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National Coquito Festival

National Coquito Festival 2021

A festive fusion of Coquito tastings made with rum. What better way to kick off the Holiday Season than by sipping on Puerto Rico’s favorite holiday drink while in good company, enjoying parranda live music and sampling good eats! NATIONAL COQUITO FESTIVAL DECEMBER 4, 2021 6PM – 10PM The National Coquito Festival is an annual holiday fundraiser for PRAA. This event will be held, pending CDC in-person gathering guidelines. Location Puerto Rican Arts Alliance 3000 N. Elbridge Chicago, IL 60618 The Coquito has a rich tradition in Puerto Rico and is an important part…

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Africaribe

MISSION STATEMENT AfriCaribe is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, research, promotion, and development of the Puerto Rican and Caribbean cultures through music, dance, theater, and other artistic media. HISTORY Created in 2000 by Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez, AfriCaribe provides Chicago with a means to celebrate the African influence in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean lands. Rodriguez’ vision came to fruition in the form of an umbrella organization providing educational and cultural programming through four main initiatives: An academy, in which professional dancers and musicians teach the traditional drumming and…

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