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Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

For Frida, her paintings were not a representation of dreams but a way to cope with the reality of life. She told her story from her own point of view and through the pain and passion of her experiences. Her… Read More

  Myths & Legends

Our Lady of Solitude

The Legend of Our Lady of Solitude & the Mule

  An ancient story recounts the story of Oaxaca’s Our Lady of Solitude. Legend has it that in 1620 a mule driver, guiding his mulas, mules train through the streets of Oaxaca on his way to Guatemala, suddenly discovered he had an extra… Read More

  Arts

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Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

The artistic process and techniques used in the creation of these captivating  wooden Alebrijes. Alebrijes are carved wooden figures created by Oaxacan artisans. They have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de… Read More

  Cultura

Artwork by Jose Edgar Velzaco

La Guelaguetza Celebration

The most important festival in Oaxaca is undoubtedly the annual celebration of  La Guelaguetza. It is a holiday that revolves around dance and brings together eight regions of Oaxaca on the Cerro del Fortin.  Each year the Guelaguetza is celebrated on the two  Mondays following July 16.   La… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

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Las Madres en la Epoca Pre-hispanica

Considerada la fuerza constructora, educadora y base de su sociedad, la madre en el mundo prehispánico jugó un papel determinante, como se puede observar a través del gran número de representaciones de diosas mesoamericanas. Desde la época prehispánica, la madre ha jugado un papel determinante… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Culture of the SUn

The Culture of the Sun

When the first men became conscious of the light that was emitted from the sun, and the relationship that exists between light and day; darkness and night; the sun and the moon;  they assigned them each values.  The sun received… Read More

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