This year the Banco Popular Special focuses on favorite local festivals celebrated on the island. Featured are sports carnivals of Ponce, Loiza and Hatillo; patron saint festivals in several towns; religious festivals such as the Virgin of Carmen; San Sebastian Street Festival and quiceneras (15th birthday parties), among others. This production puts forth the best face of Puerto Rico, a happy country where everything is celebrated with music.
Both a CD and a DVD are available. The 1-hour musical production "Our Island, Our Enchantment" which will air on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 is available on this DVD. It includes music and interviews with Puerto Ricans living off the island.
The CD includes all the musical tracks from the TV Special, plus 4 more.
Shipping for these products begins December 4th. We will ship your order in the order it is received so we encourage you to order early. We sell this product at the suggested retail prices. Though you may find it cheaper elsewhere, we encourage you to buy it from ISLA. We are a Puerto Rican company, with Puerto Rican employees, supporting Puerto Rican buinesses, artisans and artists. Your support, by buying from us, helps to rebuild Puerto Rico, at the basic human level. We hope you will consider that when making your vendor choice. Thank you.
Banco Popular began its tradition of producing music specials at Christmas time in 1993 as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. Known popularly as the Banco Popular the production is a gift from Banco Popular (the largest commercial bank in Puerto Rico) to its public, The Specials, on CD and DVD, showcase the musical traditions of Puerto Rico and Latin America. This collection features many prominent and local Puerto Rican and Latin American musicians and singers.
As well as promoting traditions, through the sale of the Specials the Banco Popular Foundation supports organizations, schools and communities in Puerto Rico. This year, Hurricane Maria has made this help more important than ever.
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DVD Track List
1. Medley (Mañana por la mañana, Voy subiendo, Caminan las nubes) - Oscarito and Emanuel Santana
2. Calle Luna, Calle Sol - Rey Ruíz and Consuelo Schuster
3. Pescao - José Nogueras and Nano Cabrera
4. Y yo no bailo - Los Wálters and Eduardo Alegría
5. Oye como va - Ozuna
6. María Isabel - Danny Fornaris and Diana Fuentes
7. Las manos del campo - Vicente García and Kany García
8. Vamos a celebrar - PJ Sin Suela
9. O Que é O Que é (La vida es bonita) - Pirulo y la Tribu
10. La vida es un carnaval - Olga Tañón
11. El Boricua - Jeimy Osorio and Christian Daniel