Argentina, Spanish Culture and Language

Happy Argentine Tango Day!

What dance is a creative fusion of cultures, spontaneous as jazz, that embodies the passion of a young nation? Argentine tango blends African rhythms, Italian instruments, Jewish klezmer, German bandoneon, and Spanish popular music. In Argentina, December 11th is National Tango Day. Two key figures in tango music, Carlos Gardel (1890) and Julio De Caro […]

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Argentina, Chile, Natural World, The Americas

10 Peeks at a Fairyland of Snow

Tuesday morning we woke up, looked out the window, and what did we see? Our landscape was transformed overnight into a winter wonderland. Each tree carried a canopy of fluff. The temperatures had dropped below zero freezing the precipitation. Say, have I ever mentioned that we talk about the weather a lot in the Midwest? […]

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Argentina, Spanish Culture and Language

Who Are the Climate Emergency Five?

Several countries have declared an official Climate Emergency this year. Three are in Europe and two in the Americas. In these countries people believe that climate change is a serious threat to life on earth. Nine other countries have major cities that have declared Climate Emergencies: US, Australia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, […]

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