El Hijo de Borikén

Hijo de Borikén will be playing at the SRBCC in Chicago on July 28th, 2023.

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El Hijo de Borikén is a musical group from Puerto Rico characterized by their politically conscious, socially aware, and protest-like lyrics dedicated towards their island. Plenero and rapper Emil Martinez Roldan, better known as el Hijo de Borikén, was raised in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico; and was later joined by the second unit of the musical group, producer and rapper Aníbal “El S.” Vidal Quintero.

The purpose behind their music is fully apparent in their name, which translates to “the son of Borikén”, Borikén being the original indigenous name of Puerto Rico, given by the Taínos. Their music is a portrayal of the emotional, musical and colonial status of Puerto Ricans and what it is to be an islander.

Their music marks a new stage in Puerto Rican music and opens a path full of revolutionary possibilities.

Presented by Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and The International Latino Cultural Center.

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One Night Only at SRBCC
El Hijo de Borikén in Concert
$10.00 suggested donation

The most talked about new rap project from Puerto Rico will be in Chicago on Friday, July 28th, 2023. Straight from Puerto Rico to the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center at 4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639. Parking available at meter or across the street by going around back to alley.

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