The San Juan Creatives Shaping Puerto Rico’s Future


Paola Singer (Conde Nast Traveler) writes, “The island’s capital is more intriguing than ever.” In this article, she reviews creatives such as street artist Sergio Vazquez; head chef Paxx Caraballo Moll (Jungle Bird); Dominican-born gallerist Danny Báez; and activist Tara Rodríguez Besosa (El Departamento de la Comida). See Singer’s introduction below and see the full article and photo gallery at Conde Nast Traveler:

Puerto Rico has shown its grit this year, with mass street rallies protesting against the governor. That same spirit fuels its distinct culture, which is full of flavor and flair. You find it in the music, via salsa and plena and the beats of reggaeton, a style of hip-hop created in the late ’90s and now a worldwide sensation. You taste it in the food, with its blend of Taino, African, and Spanish influences. And you see it in the arts, in the haunting graphics of José R. Alicea. Its capital, San Juan, has one of the most beautiful historic districts in the Americas, and eclectic restaurants, bars, and stores. The best way to explore it is through the eyes of the creatives putting it on the cultural radar.

For full article, see Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing this link.

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