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Bailes de las Montañas (Seis)

"Puerto Rico was born dancing
      with the Areyto indio...
      ...and has always lived dancing."

Cultural History of Puerto Rican Music & Dance

Puerto Rico has a rich culture whose origin is based in native Taino, Spanish and West African roots. As we teach the traditional music and dances of the Puerto Rico, we also teach the history and cultural significance behind them. Trained in oral history and traditions by Island masters, PRFDance Founding Director, Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard is a recognized resource on the mainland for Puerto Rico's cultural arts history and traditions. We include short articles here that she has written to help students and the www community get to know the richness of our Puerto Rican heritage.




Bailes de Salon (Danza)

PRFD Newsletters "Ritmo Y Cultura" Archives (2000-Present)

References and Resources

**Original Quote, "Puerto Rico nacio bailando con el Areyto indio...y siempre ha vivido danzando." From Cesareo Rosa-Nieves, "Apuntes sobre los bailes in Puerto Rico," Historia 1/2 (October 1951), p. 191 and Cesareo Rosa-Nieves, "Voz Folklorica de Puerto Rico", Troutman Press 1967, p. 83.

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For more information:
Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13, Austin TX 78702-3740 (Map & Directions)
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