The Big Picture: Society Becomes How You Behave

A leader in the global Puerto Rican diaspora reflects on the impact of social engagement Guest post by Jose Masso [A native of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, José Masso moved to Boston in 1973.  His career has included prominent and groundbreaking positions in education, communications, politics, entertainment, sports and philanthropy.  Since June 22nd, 1975, generations of radio listeners … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico Has a Capital in Boston

This week -- a really busy one for me, filled with travel -- had many highlights.  But one of the most important -- and moving -- was a day with Boston's public radio personality and all-around amazing person Jose Masso.  The occasion:  the informal launch of the Parranda Boston chapter.  I spent the earlier part of the day with Jose Masso at WBUR, then met with the Boston Parranderos at … [Read more...]

Parranda Comes to Boston!

Dear Parranderos In case yo didn't get the invite, this evening, we are continuing our Parranda Cities program with an informal meet-up in Boston.  Come meet with celebrated Boston DJ Jose Masso and Parranda co-founder Mónica Feliú-Mójer  (I'll be there, too) to discuss what Parranda can mean for the Boston area and what the Boston Parranda community can bring to Puerto Rico at this year's … [Read more...]

Experiencing Parranda in Your Own City — Learn How at Our First Parranda Twitter Party

Dear Parranderos: If you have not yet registered into the Parranda.org we hope you will do so today!  Tomorrow evening - Thursday, January 17th - (8PM Puerto Rico time, 7PM Eastern, 4PM Pacific), we will be hosting a "Twitter Party" to discuss how Parranderos throughout the Greater Puerto are setting up local groups in their cities.  If you are interested in meeting Boricuas in your city, or … [Read more...]

Announcing Parranda Cities! Mapping the Greater Puerto Rico … One City at a Time

Miami to Host First Parranda Meetup this Saturday at Jimmyz Kitchen Wynwood In preparation for our first annual conference in Puerto Rico, this Spring — and to accelerate our global mapping project — today we are announcing the launch of Parranda Cities, an ongoing program to help identify and recruit new members for Parranda in cities throughout the world.   Members of the growing Parranda.org … [Read more...]