The influence of these two movements with the emphasis of Surrealism on automatism and revealing the unconscious through visual and literary images, brought the new artistic developments of Europe into the Cuban artistic community. To this influence of the Cuban art scene, Luna added his encounters with the great masters of mural art and Mexican artists including Rufino Tamayo, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Francisco Toledo and others. He cites the importance of Tamayo, especially for his ability to adhere to tradition while remaining contemporary. The etchings of Posada are easily connected to Luna’s use of the “Guajiro” figure seen in most of his work. The “guajiro” with his hat, cigar and mustache is portrayed as a man of simplicity and dignity, a hero of “close to earth” Cuban life, a man of the
How to make Barbacoa. Barbacoa is one of those iconic Mexican foods. Juicy, tender meat that falls off the bone, infused with a rustic, smoky flavor and a jungle like fragrance. It uses a cooking technique that began in ancient times, long before the Spanish conquered Mexico, and it lives on to this day across Mexico in places that specialize in making it. The ancient technique used to make barbacoa consist of wrapping lamb meat tightly in banana leaves, cooked for many hours in an underground pit with an initial heating base of burning wood, walls of brick and smoldering rocks that are sealed with a kind of clay, and finally steamed and cooked overnight.
Ana Azucena Proffesor Music 25 11 March 3015 Salsa is one of the most dynamic and important musical phenomena of the 1900's represented by a second generation of salseros. In many Hispanic communities, it remains today the most popular style of dance music. Salsa represents a mix of Latin musical genres, but its primary component are the Cuban son with a combination of Afro-Cuban dance(1). The Spanish and Afro-Cuban musical elements were combined, both in terms of rhythm and the instruments, with heavy use of percussion a few examples are (clave, maracas, conga, bongo ), the instruments and the singers often mimic the call and response patterns of traditional African songs, and then segue into the chorus. Although, many argue that salsa originated in Cuba, Puerto Rico also played an enormous role in the orgin of salsa music.
Colombia Colombia history is full of fantastic adventures and discovery but, is also filled with discrimination and falls. From Colombia’s indigenous peoples to Spain’s conquest and to their fight for impendence and revolutions is a great story in Colombia’s history. The pre-Columbian era in Colombia were inhabited by the indigenous people the Musica. The Musica developed the political system of cacicazgos a pyramidal structure power which is similar to the Aztec culture. The Musica were very organized they farmed maize, potato, quinoa and cotton, among many others.
PART I HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF AN ARGENTINE MUSICAL CULTURE The origins of folk music in Argentina are a result of three main cultural influences – Inca, Spanish and African. Combined in various ways, these cultures provided a varied folk music to Latin America in the mid-nineteenth century. These native sounds were the building blocks of many composers in Argentina of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in their quest to establish a nationalist, musical language. The Incas inhabited the territory now known as Argentina well before the Spanish arrived in the early 1500s. Though no evidence through musical notation has survived, the Incas were believed to be a strong musical civilization.
Clean Cut Guaman Poma de Ayala, descending from mitmaqkuna, was a native Andean who was assimilated to the Spanish language and religion. He would have been known as indio ladino meaning that he was “presumably proficient in Castilian, Christian in belief, and Hispanicized in custom,” (Adorno in Andrien, 145). Due to the loss of lands to the Chachapoya family and the injustices that Poma had to face because of the political system, Poma would become increasingly involved in the political sphere. As a result, he would agree with the statements made by the cabildo of Uyumbicho dealing with deforestation around the time of the late 16th century. Guaman Poma initially was driven by his own self-interest for land.
One of them was Francisco del Rosario Sanchez, who corresponded with Duarte during the latter’s exile in Venezuela, and Ramon Matias Mella, who along with Duarte and Sanchez became known as the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic On January 16, 1844 La Trinitaria’s manifesto in favor of independence was released, and the fight for independence began to gain the necessary momentum. On the heels of La Trinitaria’s work, and after many battles and much bloodshed, the Dominican Republic was born on February
French producers came to New York looking to cast an all-black musical revue in Paris. They saw Josephine performing at the Plantation club and offered her a part in their production La Revue Negré. In 1925 she went to Paris to appear in in the show. The show opened on October 2, 1925 in Paris at the Théâtre Champs-Elysées. Josephine had two numbers in La Revue Negré.
The flag also symbolize a beacon to everyone that has a Dominican flag to represent the country, the language, the culture and tradition that is in the Dominican Republic. At the end of the day, one of the most cherish thing that the Dominican Republic has than the rich culture, the long legacy since
Merengue Merengue, a style of Latin American dancing originated from the Dominican Republic, as well as Haiti, and is also popular though South America and the Caribbean’s. A dance which involves two partners one leading (usually male) and the other following (usually female). There is variety in tempo for Merengue music that range from a slow tempo to a quick tempo. There are two versions of rumors of how Merengue came about. The first story is told about slaves who were chained together and were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of drums.