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Introduction to the Cultural Aspect of Puerto Rico<br />Brought to you by these fine folks:<br />Patti Rodriguez<br />Joe ...
Ethnic Makeup of Puerto Rico<br />
80.5%<br />
8%<br />
0.2%<br />
0.4%<br />
11%<br />
 Hispanics who may be of any race, were 98.9% of Puerto Rico’s population<br />
Language<br />
English<br />Spanish<br />
a central issue in Puerto Rican education and culture since 1898.<br />1930, US authorities insisted upon making English t...
Religion<br />
75%<br />
After US acquired Puerto Rico in 1898, Protestantism grew in influence and popularity, with all major sect represented<br />
Some islanders ascribe to spiritualism<br />
Others practice Santeria<br />
Music and Dance<br />
long tradition of folk songs and romantic ballads based on African & Spanish rhythms such as decimas<br />
Rafael Hernandez<br />
Puerto Rican musicians have contributed greatly to the creation of  Latin jazz & more recently to innovations in salsa, a ...
Opera, ballet and popular concerts also take place throughout the year.<br />
seis<br />
bomba<br />
Art and Literature<br />
Jose Campeche<br />
  A persistent theme in much of the island’s literature is the quest for individual and national identity<br />Puerto Rica...
Poetry has played an important role in Puerto Rico’s cultural and social history<br />- Manuel A. Alfonso<br />
Puerto Rican Foods<br />
Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and Mexican cuisine<br />It is a unique tasty blend of S...
D. Locals call their cuisine &quot;cocinacriolla&quot;(Créole cooking)<br />1) can be traced back to the Arawaks and Taino...
Adobo<br />Sofrito<br />
Coffee<br />Rum<br />
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Introduction To The Cultural Aspect Of Puerto Rico

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Introduction To The Cultural Aspect Of Puerto Rico

  1. 1. Introduction to the Cultural Aspect of Puerto Rico<br />Brought to you by these fine folks:<br />Patti Rodriguez<br />Joe Tenorio<br />Mike Camacho<br />Carissa Pangelinan<br />
  2. 2. Ethnic Makeup of Puerto Rico<br />
  3. 3. 80.5%<br />
  4. 4. 8%<br />
  5. 5. 0.2%<br />
  6. 6. 0.4%<br />
  7. 7. 11%<br />
  8. 8. Hispanics who may be of any race, were 98.9% of Puerto Rico’s population<br />
  9. 9. Language<br />
  10. 10. English<br />Spanish<br />
  11. 11. a central issue in Puerto Rican education and culture since 1898.<br />1930, US authorities insisted upon making English the language of instruction in the schools.<br />
  12. 12. Religion<br />
  13. 13. 75%<br />
  14. 14. After US acquired Puerto Rico in 1898, Protestantism grew in influence and popularity, with all major sect represented<br />
  15. 15. Some islanders ascribe to spiritualism<br />
  16. 16. Others practice Santeria<br />
  17. 17. Music and Dance<br />
  18. 18. long tradition of folk songs and romantic ballads based on African & Spanish rhythms such as decimas<br />
  19. 19. Rafael Hernandez<br />
  20. 20. Puerto Rican musicians have contributed greatly to the creation of Latin jazz & more recently to innovations in salsa, a genre of Latin music<br />
  21. 21. Opera, ballet and popular concerts also take place throughout the year.<br />
  22. 22. seis<br />
  23. 23. bomba<br />
  24. 24. Art and Literature<br />
  25. 25. Jose Campeche<br />
  26. 26. A persistent theme in much of the island’s literature is the quest for individual and national identity<br />Puerto Rican writers often focus on political and social topics. <br />
  27. 27. Poetry has played an important role in Puerto Rico’s cultural and social history<br />- Manuel A. Alfonso<br />
  28. 28. Puerto Rican Foods<br />
  29. 29. Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and Mexican cuisine<br />It is a unique tasty blend of Spanish, African, Taíno, and American influences<br />
  30. 30. D. Locals call their cuisine &quot;cocinacriolla&quot;(Créole cooking)<br />1) can be traced back to the Arawaks and Tainos, the original inhabitants of the island<br />2)who thrived on a diet of corn, tropical fruit, and seafood. <br />3)When Ponce de León arrived in 1493 the Spanish added <br />- beef, pork, rice, wheat, and olive oil to the island&apos;s foodstuffs<br />4) Soon after, the Spanish began planting sugarcane and importing slaves from Africa,<br />- who brought with them okra and taro (known in Puerto Rico as yautia). <br />E. The mingling of flavors and ingredients passed from generation to generation among the different <br /> ethnic groups that settled on the island, resulting in the exotic blend of today&apos;s Puerto Rican cuisine.<br />
  31. 31. Adobo<br />Sofrito<br />
  32. 32. Coffee<br />Rum<br />

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