Indigenous Peoples, Spanish Culture and Language

Paraguay’s 2 Official Languages

Paraguay is one of three countries in the Americas that name one or more indigenous languages as official, alongside Spanish. Interestingly, it is also the country where the most non-indigenous people are bilingual in an indigenous language, in this case Guaraní. Over 5 million people in Paraguay speak it. The 2012 census determined that 64% […]

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history, Immigration

Happy Japanese Immigration to Brazil Day!

The first Japanese immigrants arrived near Sao Paulo, Brazil, 112 years ago. June 18th, 1908, they disembarked from the ship named Kasato Maru in the town of Santos. 781 men came to work on the coffee plantations. That was the beginning of the wave of 200,000 migrants who made their way to Brazil by the […]

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Music, The Americas

World Music in Madison

Madison has incredible free festivals all summer long. We enjoy free live music to celebrate our brief warm months. I’d like to show you a sample from last weekend’s entertainment, the World Music Festival and Willy St. Fair. The festival begins on the outdoor patio of the UW Wisconsin Union. We sit on the signature […]

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