Puerto Rico’s Pedro Capo carries on his family’s musical legacy

Americas Now

Music is considered one of Puerto Rico’s greatest gifts. The island’s sounds have evolved — influenced by their Spanish and African ancestry.

Traditional instruments that date back to pre-Colombian times are still being used. Genres like Bomba and Plena that date back to the 1800’s remain popular alongside today’s Salsa, Reggaeton and Latin Trap.

Our featured artist was born into a family who left a mark in the world of music.

His craft continues to make an impact as he continues to write a new chapter into his family’s legacy.

Pedro Capo is our Urban Voice.

Pedro Capo performed at the emblematic Maracana stadium in Brazil during the closing ceremony of the 2019 edition of “Copa America.” It’s the oldest and most prestigious football tournament in the region.