Following the 1993 centennial of Banco Popular, the largest
banking institution in Puerto Rico, began the tradition of
musical productions. Known as the Popular musical
production, this project is a gift of the corporation to its public
to perpetuate, in a CD and DVD, the musical traditions of Puerto Rico and Latin America. This
collection has had local and international artists such as Pedro Capó, Olga Tañón, El Gran
Combo, Rubén Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Daddy
Yankee and Bad Bunny, among others.
In addition to promoting traditions, these musical productions support organizations and
schools with musical programs supported by the Banco Popular Foundation, through sales of its
This year, Popular dedicates its musical production to the Christmas holiday season that is
celebrated in Puerto Rico for a period of almost two months. The production takes the
audience through the various celebrations that take place during that time, from the trullas,
Noche Buena, Misa de Gallo, despedida de año, to the Candelaria. All these celebrations have
taken root in the Island’s popular culture, which allows Puerto Ricans to celebrate everything
that period represents with a lot of music.
The musical production Tiempos de aguinaldo has a DVD, with one hour of some
of the typical songs of the Christmas season.