A visual motif that briefly explores the sights and sounds of New York City’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival. One of the most colorful parades in the country, Puerto Rico and their people are an “ethnic group” comprised of Taino Indian, Spanish and African ancestry. Because of this, Puerto Ricans or “Boricuas” come in many shades and tones, demonstrating the vast beauty of their culture, language and people.

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is a celebration of the Caribbean island’s next generation of American citizens, beginning in 1958 and the recognition of their contributions to American culture and society.


“El Cantante”
by Hecto Lavoe and Rubén Blades

Kahleem Poole-Tejada (KahL-One)