Updated: Jan 5
“De Bandera a Bandera," a celebration of Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican identity and patriotism.
@Linda Sol on Paseo Boricua. Photo courtesy of @sharpestsniper
Free entry, live music, art, and the tastiest Puerto Rican food
The annual Fiesta Boricua festival was located on Paseo Boricua, which is a section of Division Street in the Humboldt Park community.
"Join in this celebration of joy and cultural pride with the best Puerto Rican musical talent, the most succulent Puerto Rican food, and the most beautiful Puerto Rican artistry.
Featuring all genres of Puerto Rican music and dance from Bomba and Plena to Salsa and Trova particularly from the mountains of Puerto Rico, the municipality of Ciales"
Musical Artist | Chicago
""Let’s consider this a homecoming 🇵🇷 when I left Chicago for Stanford, I was mainly taking the stage as a poet. I spent years away coping with homesickness through music, writing odes to the city, my lineage, and the Puerto Rican diaspora. I went to Fiesta Boricua every year growing up, celebrating our culture and resilience. These performances are an honor ❤️"
Our very own Linda Sol, who has worked at Ponce Restaurant, performed both days at the festival.
"I’ve always felt like I wasn’t Puerto Rican enough because I didn’t grow up speaking Spanish, but my life is an epitome of the Puerto Rican diaspora, Spanglish tongue and all. I’m still on a high from meeting new supporters who are young to old, from the city and from the island, and all excited and confident about my future in the arts. Con la comunidad, podemos lograr cualquier cosa. Infinite gratitude to the community, Puerto Rico, and my supporters."
She's the new generation of Puerto Rican musical artists and making us all so proud!
Follow her on Instagram @_LindaSol and watch her music video "Mas" on YouTube
"Para la cultura 🇵🇷" - Linda Sol