Friday Canción: Bolero

Hola mis amigos, Today we are taking another glimpse into Latin culture through music.  This time we’re talking about Bolero music.  Bolero refers to a type of music and to its associated dances.  Interestingly, the origins of this musical genre is two fold.  The older version of Bolero dates back to 18th century Spain and […]

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UNESCO celebrates indigenous languages

    Did you think that the Mayan language is just one language?  Think again!  Mayan is the collective name given to a linguistic family.  Today, over 35 unique Mayan languages have been recorded.  It is estimated, however, that at the beginning of colonisation there were in fact hundreds of these languages in use.  Think […]

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Día de las Velitas and other Christmas Traditions in Colombia

  On the night of December 7, every year in Columbia, across towns, cities and country-sides, people go into the streets filling them with lights… millions of candles, in fact.  This is how they celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the virgin Mary. It is a very colourful affair. Multicoloured candles and lanterns […]

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