Gearing Up For Guelaguetza

Monday is the start of the 82nd Guelaguetza (Zapotec meaning “to share”) here in Oaxaca. This festival is probably the most popular in the jam-packed Oaxacan calendar of events and brings thousands of people from all over the state of Oaxaca to celebrate their traditional dances, clothing and foods. In communities such as Teotitlan del … Continue reading Gearing Up For Guelaguetza

Bailar! Dancing in Cuba

Crafted from African and Spanish influences, Cuban dance is well-known around the world: Son, Pilon, Cuban Salsa, Danzon, Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha, all originated in Cuba. Music and dance are an integral part of Cuban life and celebration, and children learn to dance pretty much as soon as they can stand by imitating those … Continue reading Bailar! Dancing in Cuba