The music of Puerto Rico bears strong African and European influences but enjoys a distinct flavor that is pure Puerto Rican. Its popularity is widespread and it can be heard across the Caribbean and sometimes in various communities across the globe. Popular genres include ‘bomba’, ‘plena’ and ‘reggaeton’, though many different music genres exist.
While exploring Puerto Rico you will no doubt be impressed by the various musical instruments and music genres that are present. If you are keen to learn more about Puerto Rican music, you should definitely make and effort to visit the Museum of Puerto Rican Music (Museo de la Musica Puertoriquena) where you will be given an overview of the musical history of the island, from its start to ...