Spanish Culture and Language

Flamenco in Madison?

This last weekend was a winter highlight, the International Festival of Madison. The many cultures that grace this small city are represented in music, dance and food. To mention a fraction of the offerings: Capoeira, Swiss Alphorns, German music, Taiwan Puppets and for dances; Mexican Folkloric, East Indian, African, Chinese, Bolivian and Lithuanian. We wish […]

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The Americas

Who Makes Winter Fun?

While South America is enjoying the end of summer, it’s a cold month in the northern US. Mother Nature is reminding us what winter is like in Wisconsin in February. Winter means snow. Winter means Snow Days – when school’s closed! The party begins when the snow reaches your shins and shuts down the city. […]

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Afro-Latinos, Spanish Culture and Language

Where are the Afro-Mexicans?

A Celebration for Black History Month, Part 1 When we think of the African diaspora in Latin America; Cuba, Puerto Rico or Panama might come to mind first. However, this largely unrecognized heritage is an important third root of the mestizo population in Mexico combining; Europeans, Indigenous people and Africans. The long-held notion that La […]

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