Holiday getting itself a Latin beat

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The near-freezing cold didn't stop Angelita Fernandez, 30, from enjoying the bouncy rhythms of Latin Christmas carols with her 2-year-old nephew, Brandon Nieves, on McLevy Green Thursday night.
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HC Here

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Dec 21, 2007
 
As we all know it is good and valuable to share the cultures of people different than yourself, what is being done to give these people the traditional European-American Christmas. If you come from Puerto Rico (a U.S. holding), you are Latin-influenced. If you being the Latin influences to Connecticut, you are keeping your old traditional ways. This is vvery bigoted and prejudiced not to open to others' ways. When European-Americans do this, it is said to be bad. So, why can't we say Latinos continuing Latin culture is bad, and they should broaden their world to experience the traditional European-American Christmas traditions and carols? Diversity works both ways, you know.
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Dec 21, 2007
 
Is is asking too much for the Latin community to join the American culture and we can read in their Latino papers, "Navidad Se Hace Anglo"
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Dec 21, 2007
 
We are living every day as the american culture. YOu need to give all cultures respect for keeping their traditions that fades with every generation.
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Dec 21, 2007
 
what is american culture now anyway?

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Dec 21, 2007
 
HC Here wrote:
As we all know it is good and valuable to share the cultures of people different than yourself, what is being done to give these people the traditional European-American Christmas. If you come from Puerto Rico (a U.S. holding), you are Latin-influenced. If you being the Latin influences to Connecticut, you are keeping your old traditional ways. This is vvery bigoted and prejudiced not to open to others' ways. When European-Americans do this, it is said to be bad. So, why can't we say Latinos continuing Latin culture is bad, and they should broaden their world to experience the traditional European-American Christmas traditions and carols? Diversity works both ways, you know.
What is wrong w/ keeping our latin christmas traditions and still celebrate our American Traditions? No where in the article does it even insinuate that American Traditions are not being celebrated. It's Christmas. Join in the celebration and ignore those negative feeling w/i you.

Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad!!!
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Dec 21, 2007
 
FELIZ NAVIDAD A LOS AMERICANOS, LATINOS Y TODAS LAS RAZAS DEL MUNDO...

MERRY CHRISMAS TO AMERICANS, LATINS AND ALL THE RACES IN THE WHOLE WORLD..

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Dec 21, 2007
 
Lisa wrote:
FELIZ NAVIDAD A LOS AMERICANOS, LATINOS Y TODAS LAS RAZAS DEL MUNDO...
MERRY CHRISMAS TO AMERICANS, LATINS AND ALL THE RACES IN THE WHOLE WORLD..
From your mouth to God's ear. Thanks.
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Dec 21, 2007
 
What is wrong w/ keeping our latin christmas traditions and still celebrate our American Traditions? No where in the article does it even insinuate that American Traditions are not being celebrated. It's Christmas. Join in the celebration and ignore those negative feeling w/i you.

Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad!!!

YOU A RASIST AND YOU SCRIMINATON.
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Dec 21, 2007
 
We as Puerto Ricans celebrate both and cook both Puerto Rican as well as American food, as wel do love both.

YA FATSO, BUT I'M AN AMERICAN AND YOU ARE A BEANER.

DEET TA DEE

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Dec 21, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
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Please do listen to a very famous BLIND Puerto Rican singer, Jose Feliciano, giving his and our respect to both the English and the Spanish culture in our latin traditional way of celebrating the Christmas Holidays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
We as Puerto Ricans celebrate both and cook both Puerto Rican as well as American food, as wel do love both.
DL
Oldie, but goodie!
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Dec 21, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>Just curious,
did we as Americans accep and respected the culture and the tradition of the Native Americans?? Or did we or did we not impose our own Spanish and European traditions upon them too, by force or by just simply klling them all off into a no where land????
DL
Correct - and we are regularly told how wrong that was. Aren't we supposed to embrace and celebrate the traditions of the people there already, opening our eyes and ears to what others are doing? That is why Latinos, now in New England, should embrace the traditional New England Christmas traditions instead of their own rituals? Wouldn't Handel's Messiah or The Nutcracker give Latinos diversity, something European-Americans are chided for lacking? When I am criticized for not embracing diversity, I don't want to read about others practicing rituals of their own homelands without being scorned also. Isn't a Latino wanting to hear Latin music just as racist as a New Englander wanting to hear the music of classical "dead white guys"?

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Dec 21, 2007
 
coolg wrote:
We as Puerto Ricans celebrate both and cook both Puerto Rican as well as American food, as wel do love both.
YA FATSO, BUT I'M AN AMERICAN AND YOU ARE A BEANER.
DEET TA DEE
And you are very childish....

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Dec 21, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>How about this one?
This is pretty old too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
My husband and I are just singing along! Too cool.

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Dec 21, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
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Please do listen to a very famous BLIND Puerto Rican singer, Jose Feliciano, giving his and our respect to both the English and the Spanish culture in our latin traditional way of celebrating the Christmas Holidays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
We as Puerto Ricans celebrate both and cook both Puerto Rican as well as American food, as wel do love both.
DL
I just listened to Jose Feliciano singing Billy Jean! Dang!

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coolg wrote:
What is wrong w/ keeping our latin christmas traditions and still celebrate our American Traditions? No where in the article does it even insinuate that American Traditions are not being celebrated. It's Christmas. Join in the celebration and ignore those negative feeling w/i you.
Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad!!!
YOU A RASIST AND YOU SCRIMINATON.
Whatever.......learn to spell before posting.........Feliz Navidad!!! Y Prospero Aņo Nuevo!!!

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Dec 21, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>Ask your husband to listen to this one too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

DL
uhh, he's Mexican. He's more into Jose Alfredo Jimenez, etc...:-)

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Dec 21, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
Meant to say playing
He sings towards the end of the video.

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David Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>You initiated him to like Puerto Rican women such as yourself, we'll teach him from this end how to like our music too.
ha ha ha. LOL
DL
He made me wear a Mexican Jersey to a Soccer game...so he has no choice but to listen to Puerto Rican Music. I played "Navidad en mi Barrio" By Victor Manuelle....full blast! My husband was actually trying to sing the chorus....
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Dec 22, 2007
 
David Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>Now next time you guys have a Puerto Rican parade in Cali. you'll have him wear the Jibaro hat this time aaround. LOL.
Enjoy some more musica Jibara Puerto Riquena with pictures.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Peace.
DL
AND NEXT TIME THEY HAVE IN MIAMI A LATIN FESTIVAL YOU SHOULD WEAR A SHIRT WITH A CUBAN FLAG TO HONOR YOUR WIFE.(LOL).
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Dec 22, 2007
 
DL AND RRIVERA, I NEED AN ADVICE. I AM CUBAN MARRIED TO A BORICUA FOR OVER 20 YEARS, OUR CHILDREN ARE AWAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN TALLAHASSEE. MY HUSBAND SEEM TO BE SPENDING MOST OF HIS TIME IN THESE FORUMS NEGLECTING ME, I DECIDED TO CHECK IT OUT (BOTH CUBAN AND PUERTO RICAN) JUST TO SEE WHAT HE IS UP TO. HE SPENTS MOST OF THE TIME IN THE CUBAN FORUM COMMUNICATING WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX AND THIS IS CREATING AN INSECURITY I NEVER HAD BEFORE. I AM STILL THE SAME PERSON HE MET 25 YEARS AGO, JUST OLDER AND WISER, BUT HE SPENTS MOST OF HIS FREE TIME IN HERE AND IS MAKING ME VERY UPSET, SPECIALLY WHEN HE IS ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX WHEN I AM ALWAYS READY AND AVAILABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM. QUE PASA? SERA QUE SE ESTA PONIENDO ADICTO A ESTO? LO QUE MAS ME MOLESTA ES QUE NI SIQUIERA NADIE SABE DE VERDAD COMO SON LAS PERSONAS EN SU VIDA FUERA DE AQUI DETRAS DE LA COMPUTADORA.

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