Author Archives: soulo22i

Latinoamérica by Calle 13

Video retrieved from  http://vimeo.com/62380107# There are a great deal of songs and music videos about the people and culture of Latin America, but the music video of Calle 13’s Latinoamérica does a particularly spectacular job of representing all of Latin America’s citizens. The music video of Latinoamérica is mostly comprised of brief shots of the […]

Peyote

Peyote, a small cactus with pink flowers that is native to Mexico and North America, is known for its hallucinogenic properties. Indigenous Mexicans have used the plant in religious ceremonies for thousands of years, because ingestion of the plant causes visual hallucinations that can last for hours. When these hallucinations happen during religious ceremonies, they […]

Nunca Más Report

The Process of National Reorganization, also known as the Dirty War, was a campaign led by Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. During these years, between 10,000 and 30,000 people were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. The victims who were never seen again are now called los desaparecidos, or ‘the disappeared persons.’ On March 29, […]

Graffiti of Che Guevara

Cuba, Modern day The iconic photograph of Che Guevara, an Argentinian leader of guerrilla warfare in the Cuban revolution (1956-1959), has been reproduced for years on t-shirts, murals, album covers, and ice cream wrappers. The original photograph, captured in March of 1960 by Alberto Korda, has become more famous after Che’s death than he ever […]

Florentine Codex

Encyclopedic work on Nahua people from central Mexico The Florentine Codex, a twelve book work that dates back to 1577, is one of the few remaining primary sources about the conquest of Mexico. The codex, which was originally titled Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España (General History of the Things of New Spain), […]

Bomba- Puerto Rican Barril

(edited by maitr22m) The barrel drum, barril or bomba is a distinctly Puerto Rican instrument. It is the lead instrument of, and shares its name with bomba, a Puerto Rican genre of dance, drumming, and singing that has West African roots. Bomba drums are cylindrical in shape and look like straight barrels, with a drumhead […]