Latin Music and Puerto Rican Migration To New York City


Many people migrated from Puerto Rico and elsewhere in Latin America to New York City in the late 19th century and 20th century. Once settled in New York City, these Latin American migrants profoundly influenced American music and culture, creating and flavoring music ranging from Big Band to Afro-Cuban jazz to hip hop to salsa. Although the resource linked above from TEACHROCK is geared toward instructors, students interested in this topic will find many links to sound clips, videos, podcasts, images, and other sources.

Another website to check out is New York Latin Culture Magazine’s  Latin Music in New York City From the Barrio to Lincoln Center ( This magazine has information about live Latin music, so check it out!