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Music after Maria: Puerto Ricans use song to forget the ravages of the hurricane

During Hurricane Maria, well-known Puerto Rican percussionist Tito Matos lost the building where he gave weekly children’s workshops on ‘plena,’ a type of Puerto Rican folkloric music. But that didn’t stop him from continuing to share the folklore. On October 4 he took his instruments to the Plaza del Indio in San Juan to play. In the midst of stress over long lines, no electricity or water, and damage from Hurricane Maria, Matos summoned both adults and children to enjoy the music of their ancestors.

Univision1 Ene 2017 – 2:43 PM EST

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