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The Arts of Latin America

Travel through the diverse cultures of Latin America, as represented by artists from Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and California. Enjoy art rich in both tradition and innovation.

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Learn about a variety of Latin dances through oral group presentations
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Compare the artistic and cultural traditions of the U.S. celebration of Halloween and Mexico's Day of the Dead
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In this lesson, students will be introduced to causes of the Mexican Revolution and key revolutionary figures
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Learn how Mexican art at the beginning of the 20th century was influenced by historical events
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Students will learn about the traditional Mexican musical form of corridos
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Students will listen to "Guantanamera," a Cuban folk song made famous by Pete Seeger
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage through the arts
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Paraguayan youth living in poverty use instruments made from rubbish to create beautiful music
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Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments
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Follow Venezuelan hip-hop dancers as they tour Philly, NYC and DC
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Learn the basics of four Latin dances: Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha
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Learn new moves for four Latin dances: the Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha Cha
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Compare and contrast the music and movement of traditional Mexican dances
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Tambuco performs a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to ethnic drum music and avante garde sound interpretations
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These Bolivian musicians may practice classical music at home, but here they share their interpretation of traditional Bolivian music
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This Puerto Rican composer, arranger, and director is best known as a musician with a passion for the cuatro
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This ensemble from San Diego’s Chula Vista High School is considered one of the best student mariachi groups in the country
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El Salvadoran Pepe Reyes has dedicated his life to the music he loves: ranchera
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The fusion of multiple groups along the Texas-Mexican border resulted in a distinct "Tejano" culture
This Day in the Arts
January 10, 1996: Evita premieres in movie theaters worldwide
This Day in the Arts
December 11, 1916: Pérez Prado is born in Mantanzas, Cuba
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