Music of Puerto Rico
Music is one of the most important expressions of Puerto Rican culture. Whether you are enjoying yourself at a traditional parranda (Christmas party), singing Jíbaro Music with your friends and family, or taking part in a civic protest at the sound of Plena, as long as there are Puerto Ricans reunited, there will be music. Among the most important musical styles practiced in Puerto Rico are Jíbaro Music, Bomba, Plena, Classical Music, Salsa and Reggaetón. Puerto Rican musicians have also had a leading role in the history of Latin American music since the beginning of the 20th century. Artists like Rafael Hernández, Tito Puente, Ismael Rivera, Héctor Lavoe, Willie Colón, and in more recent times Gilberto Santa Rosa, Daddy Yankee and Calle 13 have been leading figures in the Latin American music world. This plethora of talented musicians reflects the rich culture of a people that has made music an integral part of their lives. Our Expertours are designed to take you through the evolution of Puerto Rican music and its most representative musicians.