In Fun
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object is a Puerto Rican flute. In Spanish flute is called flauta (fl-u-ta). My object is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. My flute is used to make soft music. Some salsa and Spanish jazz is played on the island instrumentally with the flute. Music and dance are a big part of Puerto Rican culture. My flute is made out of fine wood and hand crafted. The color is blue, black, pink and purple. These colors are bright and vibrant similar to the bright colors you see homes painted on the island. It has a frog on a petal it to represent that the island is tropical. It is also home to the native frog “el coqui”. The flute has several petals, which indicate the many tropical flowers that grow on the island along with the palm trees. It also has a small brown fruit that symbolizes the many tropical fruits that grow in the island. Some of those fruits are: mangos, coconut, guava, passion fruit, tamarind, and avocado. My final thought is that I will never forget my Latina side. My mother is Puerto Rican and has always taught me to embrace that side of myself. My father is Italian and Jewish, which I also embrace as well. I’m very proud of all the pieces that make me.

Year: 2000

– Zamara

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