Avellanet is of SpanishCatalanand Italian descent, his grandfather being an Italian immigrant by the name of Pietro Nuccio. Career[ edit ] Before becoming famous, he had been performing across Puerto Rico's western coast with various musical trios, particularly with the Trio Los Duendes. He was regarded as having a powerful voice, but was too shy to occupy a solo spot in any of the groups he performed with.
According to "Ivonne Figueroa", editor of the "El Boriuca: According to the Spanish conquistadores, the Carib Indians were cannibals who regularly ate roasted human flesh.
Archaeological evidence indicates that they limited the consumption of humans to ceremonial occasions. The cacique tribal chief was the only person who could afford to sustain multiple wives.
It was a great honor for a woman to be married to a cacique. Not only did she enjoy a materially superior lifestyle, but her children were held in high esteem. She also weaved baskets. The native women and girls wore the Naguas without a top. They Biografia de lucecita benitez representative of each woman's status, the longer the skirt, the higher the woman's status.
When a cacique died, the next in line to become a chief was the oldest son of the sister of the deceased cacique. Many farmers moved to the island with their families and together with the help of their wives developed the land's agriculture.
High ranking government and military officials also settled the island and made Puerto Rico their home. The women in Puerto Rico were commonly known for their roles as mothers and housekeepers.
They contributed to the household income by sewing and selling the clothes that they created. Women's rights were unheard of and their contributions to the island's society were limited. The La Rogativa sculpture portrays three women and a priest participating in a procession that discouraged the British from invading the island.
Most women were home educated.
The first library in Puerto Rico was established inin the Convent of San Francisco, access to its books was limited to those who belonged to the religious order. Those who were poor had to resort to oral story-telling in what are traditionally known in Puerto Rico as Coplas and Decimas.
According to a popular Puerto Rican legend, when the British troops lay siege to San Juan, Puerto Ricothe night of April 30,the townswomen, led by a bishop, formed a rogativa prayer procession and marched throughout the streets of the city singing hymns, carrying torches, and praying for the deliverance of the City.
Outside the walls, particularly from the sea, the British navy mistook this torch-lit religious parade for the arrival of Spanish reinforcements.
When morning arrived, the British were gone from the island, and the city was saved from a possible invasion. They complained that they needed manpower to work in the mines, the fortifications and the thriving sugar industry.
As an alternative, the Friar, suggested the importation and use of black slaves from Africa. Inthe Spanish Crown permitted its subjects to import twelve slaves each, thereby beginning the slave trade in their colonies.
Diaz, the largest contingent of African slaves came from the Gold CoastNigeriaand Dahomeyand the region known as the area of Guineas, the Slave Coast. However, the vast majority were Yorubas and Igbosethnic groups from Nigeria, and Bantus from the Guineas.
Those who worked in the master's house did so as maids or nannies. Those who did became known as "freeman" or "freewoman". The owners were compensated with 35 million pesetas per slave, and the former slaves were required to work for their former masters for three more years. They introduced a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, and the language spoken in the Congo in what is known as "Bozal" Spanish.
They also introduced what became the typical dances of Puerto Rico such as the Bomba and the Plenawhich are likewise rooted in Africa. African women also contributed to the development of Puerto Rican cuisine that has a strong African influence.
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