About the Book: Roquí’s Pandero Beat

Roquí is a coquí frog who lives on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Roquí has a big dream of playing plena music on the pandero drum but he is afraid his small size will get in the way of becoming a musician.  

The book features the following topics:

The Afro-Puerto Rican musical genre of bomba y plena, native musical instrument (pandero), moving to the U.S. mainland, clapping out syllables, and Roquí’s perseverance to achieve his goal.

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