African Influences on Puerto Rico


A look at the African influence on Puerto Rico's culture featuring beauty, fashion, food, music and dance.

Puerto Rico is a land of rhythm and flavor, where its people move to the beat of salsa, reggaeton, and bomba while savoring the delicious taste of mofongo, arroz con gandules, and coquito. Beyond the food and dance, Puerto Rico’s beauty shines through its warm and welcoming citizens. Afro-Latinos has a huge impact on beauty and fashion brands. They proudly showcase the island’s vibrant culture which includes the influences of the Tainos, African and Spanish, with every step, every dish, and every smile.


  • Sory Bah
  • Amoy Grenade-Lewis
  • Julian Thompson

Faculty Mentors:

Oluremi Alapo, Tudor Protopopescu

External Collaborators:

Oxil Febles


  • Puerto Rico
  • Culture
  • Music
  • Food
  • Afro-Puerto Rican