This page is in four sections in 3 columns:
literature & art (left),
history & politics (right)
Your suggestions are always welcome!
.... and I just thought that perhaps a section on sports/ los deportes would be fun! I know you can help me! Who are your favorite latino baseball or basketball players? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A few Mexican artists....
You will love the macabre but fun art of Jose Guadalupe Posada.Jose Clemente Orozco, a great muralist, who saw him do his work in the shop window as he walked to school. Orozco came to New Hampshire in 1932 to paint a mural in the basement of the library at Dartmouth College. You can still see it!
"If any man can be said to have changed the course of a nation's art single handed, it is Diego Rivera," says The Artchive Many of my students will remember reading one of two great books about Diego, by mother and son team, Jeanette and Jonah Winter:
But you gotta try this one, too. Fantastic! by Carmen T Bernier-Grand.Illustrated by David Diaz.
El fotografo de Mexico Manuel Alvarez Bravo lived to be 100 and knew Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Edward Weston.
This Chilean poet, educator and traveler won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1945, and was a teacher and mentor to....
or in Spanish
Or check out other Poets who wrote in Spanish.
Maestra read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon in English and in Spanish. ...and so are people in over 40 countries!
Jose Gonzalez y Banda Criolla Puerto Rican neighbors from Massachusetts. We love their CD ~ Caribbean Fiesta for Kids
Sol y Canto ~ This Boston area band has roots through out Latin America: Mexico, Peru, Panama, US, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, & Argentina! Formerly known as: Flor de cana. Check out their music for adults and ninos.
Shakira - Colobiana-lebenana - performed at President Obama's inaugural.
Manu Chao es basque y galiciano
Carlos Chavez, one of Mexcios most famous composers, was like Rivera and Alvarez Bravo, part of the "Mexican Renaissance" wikipedia.
Mercedes Sosa ~Argentiniana is featured on PRI's The World's Global Hit el 5 de octubre. She has just left us!
Soledad Bravo~ Venezuelana
Silvio Rodriguez ~ Cubano
Sueno con serpientes
Corridos sin Fronteras Native songs of Mexico known as corridos are introduced in both English and Spanish at this Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition.
la historia y la politica
this section is organized mostly geographically.
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El Salvador international travel info provided via U.S. State Dept.
What did Mexican Hero,
Emiliano Zapata, say?
"Tierra y Libertad"
America del Sur