Jul

7

The Art Of Dance And Music In Latin America

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The Art Of Dance And Music In Latin America

How Latin American Music Influenced American Music
In short, Latin American music is one of the most influential and provocative forms of rhythm-oriented music and dance. No other genre of music has incorporated dance into the mix as Latin American music has done. Moreover, Latin American music has inspired many musical genres in the United States. In the ’50s, Richie Valens inspired rock n roll in many profound ways. In fact, Richie Valens took Latin American music and combined Read more »

May

18

A History Of Latin American Music

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The history of Latin American music is as diverse as Latinos themselves. A fusion of Amerindian, African and European influences, Latin American music has gone through many transformations to become the music we see today.

Cumbia
The roots of Cumbia can be traced to the beautiful coastal villages of Colombia. African slaves practiced courtship rituals that caught the attention of Colombian natives. This fusion of two vibrant cultures formed the intricate sounds of cumbia. Since then, cumbia has crossed all Latin American boarders.

Salsa
Salsa was born in New York City, and was brought to Read more »

Mar

20

Latin American Culture Through Art and Literature

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Enjoying American culture through art and literature can be a great experience, but few things are like the culture that is shared by those who live in Latin America. Therefore, you are sure to enjoy the immense culture in the art, literature and more, whether you are Latino or from a completely different culture. These are a few of the interesting works that you should consider enjoying.

For Latin American literature, you can’t really dispute the power of Les Miserables. Not only is it marvelous to read, but the play and movie are also Read more »

Mar

19

Get Some Culture: Latin American Destinations

By www.thelatinojournal.com

So you want to learn more about the Latin American culture? There are few better ways to learn than to immerse yourself in a great vacation – whether you’ve seen these destinations on your www.Direct.TVTravel Channel or you’ve read about them in history books, these are the hottest Latino cultures to explore, right now:
Buenos Aires: Argentina has a life of its own and if you love red wine and beef you’re in for a treat. The people are friendly and the culture rich and the best part is that you’ll be exposed to some Portuguese!
Mexico: Contrary to news reports, Mexico is actually a safe destination for US travelers. Try to avoid Mexico City if possible but areas like Cozumel and the Yucatan Peninsula are great places to find out more about the Incan culture of old.
Uruguay: It doesn’t get a lot of press but it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Between the lakes, the mountains and the dense forests you’ll find plenty to explore here and the people are eager to tell you with pride about their culture, too.

Sep

11

Learning The Cultures Of Latin America

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Latin American are a mixture of mostly Spanish and native americans. Almost all Latin americans speak Spanish, with the exception of Brazil, where they speak Portuguese and some Caribbean Islands where they speak French.

The predominant religion is catholic. Most of the other religions are christian religions.

Latin americans eat a lot of food made from maize like tortillas and tamales. Other than that the food varies from country to country. Mexican use many spices in their food. Brazilian food is influenced by Portugal, Spain, Africa, Italy, Germany, Syria, and Lebanon. Colombia is known for sancocho soup made from Read more »

Sep

7

The Richness Of Latin American Culture

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Fiesta is one of Latino’s favorite words. It seems there is always a day to celebrate in Latin American culture. From religious feast days to soccer competitions the optimistic nature of the Latin American people always draws others into the party. September 15 to October 15 happens to be Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to share the culture, history and celebrations of our Spanish speaking friends and neighbors. Mexico celebrates Independence Day on September 16. Their revolution lasted 11 years, gaining freedom from Spain in 1821.

Quinceaera is something that happens everyday. It is a coming of age celebration when a Latino girl has Read more »

Sep

4

The Full Demographics Of Latin America

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Chile, one of Latin America’s most stable countries, experienced a 48-hour nationwide general strike, beginning last Wednesday. An estimated 600,000 people participated. A 16-year-old teenager died Friday, after he was shot in the chest. Police used tear gas and water cannon but denied using firearms. Chilean protests have occurred for months, but this is the first death. Police arrested 1400 people during the protests.

Chile is experiencing economic growth based on the international demand for copper; this year the economy will grow 6.6 percent. Although they may Read more »

Sep

1

The Definition Of Latin American Culture

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Latin American culture is one of the most complex in the world. The name “Latin” was applied because of the dominance of the culture of the colonial powers of Spain and, to a lesser extent, Portugal and France, whose languages are descended from ancient Latin. But the home countries themselves have absorbed other cultures” Celtic, Visigothic, and Arabic” and the Americas were home to many groups of Indians, each with its own way of life. Descendants of slaves brought in from Africa also make up a Read more »