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Artists and Designers Rally to Help Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

FOR A GREATER GOOD: Rather than just talk about concern for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, hairstylist Dana Boyer and makeup artist Erin Green agreed a fund-raiser was in order.
With the help of Pace Gallery’s shipping manager Tim Strazza and independent producer Travis Kiewel, their NY4PR event will be held Nov. 2 at Think!Chinatown x ChaShaMa space at 384 Broadway. All proceeds from the event will benefit Unidos/The Hispanic Foundation. Seventy artists, photographers and contributors have already signed on and between 200 and 300 supporters are expected.
With only 2 percent of schools open, and electricity still a problem for most of Puerto Rico, Boyer said of the upcoming fund-raiser: “It felt important. It felt that it needed to happen.”
The roster of participants includes Inez & Vinoodh, Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick, Curtis Kulig, Tim Barber, Petra Collins, Daniel Shea, Lachlan Bailey, Dan Martensen, Jay Miriam, Meriem Bennani, Paul Wackers, Chad Moore, Signe Pierce, Daniel Arnold and Joe Garvey. From the fashion and beauty crowd, Trademark, Joanna Vargas, Alumnae, Catbird, Nova and Anna Sheffield will be contributing items for the auction. Donations will also be accepted at the door with NY4PR aiming to raise upwards of $ 60,000, Boyer said.
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Los Angeles restaurants are coming together Oct. 7-14 to raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief, with help from several celebrities. Among the entertainment figures supporting the LA Loves Puerto Rico fundraiser are “Arrow” star Stephen Amell, Lance Bass and Disney star Kayla Maisonet. Each participating business will create a dish or cocktail inspired by […]

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Latino Celebrities Travel to Puerto Rico Together for Hurricane Maria Relief

Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.

Some of the biggest Latin stars in the entertainment industry embarked on a flight to Puerto Rico on Monday to help the victims of Hurricane Maria.

Ricky Martin, Nicky Jam, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, among others, boarded Jet Blue’s “Precious Airplane” in Fort Lauderdale bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aside from the celebs, the aircraft carried a load of food, water and other necessities that will be distributed to those in need.

“The idea is to bring help to the people of Puerto Rico and at the same time, bring awareness to the entire world about the humanitarian crisis that is happening on the island,” said Armando Correa, editor in chief of People en Español, who also took part in the trip.

“More than one million Puerto Ricans are without drinking water, without electricity, without food,” he added. “In the United States, many have been unable to communicate with their families for more than a week, without knowing the conditions they have been in since the hurricane.”

The flight arrived at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport early Monday morning and immediately upon arrival, the celebrity passengers attended a press conference at the terminal.

Earlier in the morning, the stars started sharing photos of their journey to the island. “Here we go #PuertoRico #allin4PR,” Ricky Martin wrote in a caption beside a photo of him sitting near Chayanne, Nicky Jam and Luis Fonsi on the aircraft. Fonsi captioned a photo on his Instagram page, “FINALLY WE ARRIVED. It’s time to work. United we are bigger.”

The trip was sponsored by Jetblue’s 100x35JetBlue program, which the airline established to help relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The name of the program refers to the company’s commitment to aiding Puerto Rico over the next 100 days through 35 initiatives “to support the urgent needs of their crewmembers and customers as well as communities in Puerto Rico,” their website reads.


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Mika Brzezinski Says ‘Trump’s Racism Is Costing Lives’ in Puerto Rico as He Responds to Widespread Backlash Over Response

On Saturday, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski criticized how Donald Trump’s actions were negatively affecting Puerto Rico just as the president went on a tweet storm in response to the backlash he has received for his perceived lackluster response to the crisis there.

“Hard to believe but this could be worse than Charlottesville… Trump’s racism is costing lives. #heisnotfit,” Brzezinski wrote, referencing the white nationalist march in Virginia in August and Trump’s widely criticized response where he failed to initially outright condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

So far Hurricane Maria — which ravaged the island on Sept. 20, leaving the entire island without electricity and destroying many homes — has claimed at least 16 lives in Puerto Rico so far, the Associated Press reports. Experts estimate that without electricity and supplies, that number could increase to thousands.

While Brzezinski didn’t elaborate on her claims about Trump being a “racist,” she is hardly the first person to speak out about his response to the storm. Dozens of officials and celebrities have criticized Trump for seemingly ignoring the crisis after the storm hit and, on Saturday morning, many more chimed in to condemn him after he slammed the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, for speaking out against him and begging for more aid.

On Saturday afternoon the president responded to the widespread backlash against his handling of the situation in Puerto Rico — insisting that he had been working with local officials to ensure that they were getting the help they needed.

“Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an amazing job being done in Puerto Rico. Great people!” he wrote.

Trump also complimented Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rossello, who said that the federal government has been helping the commonwealth with their recovery effort — but that they still needed more aid.

“The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, is a great guy and leader who is really working hard. Thank you Ricky!” Trump said.

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“Just spoke to Governor Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. virgin Islands who stated that #FEMA and Military are doing a GREAT job! Thank you Governor!” Trump continued.

”To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the #FakeNews! #PRStrong” he continued. “We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this terrible disaster.”

Brzezinski, who has publicly clashed with the president in the past — and even becoming the target of some of his meaner tweets — responded to Trump’s defense saying it was “too late” and that “no one” believed him.

“Too late. No one believes you now,” she wrote. “But what else is new? #heisnotfit.”

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 with ferocious 155-mph winds that ripped trees from the ground, tore roofs from buildings, and caused flooding that made many streets look like raging rivers. The most powerful storm of its kind to hit the island since 1932, it ravaged the island and left millions homeless.

Electricity has been knocked out completely, with residents in need of electricity having to rely on backup generators. Experts estimate it could take half a year to restore power to the 3.5 million people who live there. Cell phone service has also been completely shut down.


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Causing Rukus With Buscabulla: An Interview With Puerto Rican Band Buscabulla

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I found Buscabulla’s music while studying abroad after searching for music from my island that I could show my English friends. Buscabulla — which is slang for “troublemaker”– is an experimental pop, Brooklyn-based band formed by Puerto Rican couple Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle. Their sound is different from anything in the Latino indie scene, as it contains elements of funk, soul and electric music in it. Their lyrics are all in Spanish, paying homage to their roots, as both Raquel and Luis grew up in the island.

Besides standing out within Latin music for their sound, they also released a beautiful music video for Métele, which gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of trans women in the island. This is a side of Puerto Rican culture that not many have seen, yet is absolutely important.

I had the opportunity to chat with Raquel Berrios and learn about her musical influences, the story behind the band, and her involvement with Antonio Santini’s documentary Mala Mala.

This interview was translated from Spanish to English.

Your music style is very different from other genres that predominate the island’s musical culture, such as salsa and reggaeton. What inspired your interest in playing music that falls more into the category of electropop and soul?

I grew up in Puerto Rico and studied at UPR (Universidad de Puerto Rico) but left the island in 2005 to do my master’s degree in Rhode Island at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) to study textiles. I grew up in a very musical household. My dad was a musician. He didn’t play in bands while I was growing up, but he played in a brass band when I was a child. He plays guitar, knows a lot about music and has an excellent record collection. My mother was also very into music. I’ve always had a nice mix of influences that are both Puerto Rican and Latin, while also some that are not. I think being exposed to music highly influenced my life, as I was a DJ at first and collected records. Many of those records were of Latin music, including salsa, because I thought those records were worth collecting.

I became fascinated with adding records to my collection that were Brazilian, Latin American, and Caribbean. Some weren’t in Spanish but were somehow connected to my Caribbean roots, such as Jamaican records. When I began experimenting with my own music, I decided to sing in Spanish. I thought it was a refreshing take on the music I wanted to make. I had seen other bands in Puerto Rico create music in Spanish and I thought that it would help me stand out, as many popular bands sing in English. From the beginning, I wanted to have a good combination of things that have influenced me at the moment, from old funk records to Drake, Beyoncé and salsa. I think my music has a varied mix of elements but singing in Spanish allowed me to combine my island roots with other types of music that aren’t typically played in Spanish.

Your lyrics in Métele are reminiscent to those used in reggaeton yet the context is different and it sort of seems like a feminist take on sexist lyrics. What message were you trying to create with that?

Before Luisfre and I joined together to create Buscabulla, my friends and I in New York had a band called N’Tetas (N’Tits). It was a punk/folk group and we wrote songs that were meant to poke fun at stuff. At that time, we were all single, so we would curse and sing about sex and drugs. We added themes from our lives and reality, but we also meant for the songs to be humorous takes on these aspects. Métele was a song that I wrote while I was in that group and met Luisfre. The song contains the lyrics “Métele bellaco” (which translates to “Give it to me hard” in a sexual context), which can be considered to be sexual, but can also mean to give it your all in your work and in life, so that’s the story behind the song.

How did you and Luis form Buscabulla?

During the time that I was in N’Tetas, we wanted to create our own rehearsal space because we wanted to play instruments in the band. When I went to buy the drum kit, I sort of knew Luis already and I asked him if he would help me pick a drum kit. Coincidentally, he had been a drummer in Puerto Rico before moving to New York. I bought one part of the drum kit and he already had the other part I needed. We asked him if he would like to be the drummer for N’Tetas and he became involved with our band. I started showing him my own work and experiments during its beginning stages, which then became more serious. Eventually, I told him I wanted to form Buscabulla and he helped me out with the recording of my music and development of my songs, until we officially formed the project.

The music video for the song is absolutely stunning and very important, as it presents the life of trans people and drag queens in the island. How did you end up exploring this theme in the music video?

My friend Antonio Santini, who is also Puerto Rican, graduated from NYU and was making a documentary with his friend, Dan Sickles, which is called “Mala Mala.” That documentary came out a year ago and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He told me about the documentary and he had us involved in the soundtrack. He wanted us to to have a song in the opening credits, so we used Métele. After our involvement in the soundtrack, he told me that he was going to film some additional footage in the island and asked me if I wanted to make a music video for the song. It was a nice exchange. Toñi set up excellent footage and we used the editor from the film, whom is excellent as well.

The way that Toñi (Antonio) filmed that documentary was incredible because he had to gain the trust of the people in the drag and trans community in Puerto Rico. When he started filming, a lot of people did not want to be filmed, because they were questioning his intentions. After filming for two years, he managed to gain the trust and love from the community, which welcomed him and allowed him to see a very personal side of their lives. For us, it was an incredible experience because it allowed us to get involved in that subject in the way that Toñi and Dan Sickles did. We benefitted from it because it’s a super underground side of Puerto Rico that not many people know about. I think there’s something beautiful about revealing that side of the island that is both dark and fascinating.


Do you think you’ll continue to explore themes of social issues in a way that is similar to your collaboration with Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles?

I’ve been thinking about the next round of songs I want to put out and I am brave enough to say that I am the one who writes all the lyrics and I do not take the literal approach when it comes to discussing topics about social issues in songs. However, I definitely do think that my music tries to break stereotypes. We are always trying to combine things that maybe don’t go together and find a way of breaking preconceived notions. I think Mala Mala and our music video for Métele is trying to break the stereotypes and show that these people are not outcasts, but rather an important part of our society. There is nothing wrong with being a trans person. I think that Mala Mala shares the characteristic of breaking stereotypes with our music.

While the music scene in Puerto Rico is changing, it seems like it’s still very patriarchal and women are often cast in the sidelines. Do you think that will ever change?

I am definitely noticing that there are more women involved in the music scene of the island. I’m not sure if they’re involved in a way that is revolutionary, since women have always been involved in the music scene in Puerto Rico. What happens is that they fall more into genres that are a bit more traditional, rather than being iconoclasts. I think there’s still a lot to be done in order to change this, same as there should be a change in Latin music in general. There have definitely been more talented women in the indie music scene in Europe and the US for years. I wouldn’t necessarily say they’re all feminists, but they do show some different angles of what it is like to be a woman in society and the way women’s roles are changing. I am different from other female singers that you may have seen.

For me, the idea is to change that and I think it’s not necessarily feminist, but it’s a discourse that discusses being able to sing how I want, do what I want, look however I want, discuss whichever topic I want in my music without thinking “that’ll be a hit.” Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I may look pretty. Yes, I choose to appear in my videos. While there is plenty left to do to change the portrayal of women in the music industry, I think there are some young women in Puerto Rico exploring punk music and other forms of expressing themselves that have nothing to do with the typical singer/songwriter or sexualized women, especially within the stereotype of Latina artists.

There are two or three notable female performers who are starting out in the music scene in Puerto Rico and showing lots of promise. I think that in other Latin American countries, such as Argentina and Mexico, there are more notable women in music. Maybe there will be some women from Puerto Rico who can become popular and make a stronger statement internationally in the future.

Who are some female Puerto Rican artists who people outside of the island should know of?

I’ve always considered Yarimir Cabán (Mima) to be one of my biggest inspirations. Within the genre in which she belongs, she has always differentiated herself in, not only the way she presents herself, but rather her personality and the music she plays. She’s taking that genre that is mostly dominated by men and she’s starting to create her own music. It’s exciting to know that she’s making some great changes in music as an artist.

There’s also another girl named Pequeña Vera, who used to be part of a band called Dada Berlín. She’s incredible as a performer and she’s like a gothic/punk Iris Chacón. She can be sensual and humorous in a moment, yet strong and rough in the next. I think she’s in her early 20s. I see young women like her and it’s exciting because I think it’s great that she’s so young and has such strong ideas. I like seeing young women with more confidence within themselves in their projects and art. Other notable women in the indie Puerto Rican music scene are Rebecca Kill and Laira Díaz from Los Manglers.

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