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Fairhill: Puerto Rican School of Music Reflects the Beat of the Community

Fairhill: Puerto Rican School of Music Reflects the Beat of the Community

The Puerto Rican Institute of Music sits on North 5th Street, a road surrounded by Latino influence. Walking by on any afternoon you might even hear the beat of plena – traditional Puerto Rican music – filtering out the upstairs windows. With only a couple of classrooms, the Puerto Rican Institute of Music has about 10 […]

 By Jessica Herring and R. Chase Grier

Fairhill: Puerto Rican Institute of Music Brings Cultural Pride to Community

Fairhill: Puerto Rican Institute of Music Brings Cultural Pride to Community

  The melodic sounds of festive singing accompanying thumping rhythms of barriles drums poured out onto North Fifth Street late Sunday night.  The sounds were emanating from the Instituto Puertorriqueno de Musica, or the Puerto Rican Institute of Music, a brand new organization that opened on Sept. 17.  The institute was founded by Alberto Pagan […]