Night of the Bicentennial Celebrations Mexico (Videos)


The “Colossus” being raised. The “Colossus” is a statute representing every Mexican.

In case you missed the awesome Bicentennial party, you can get the inside scoop and find pics & vids of the extraordinary celebration at http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/

Mex Bicentennial Flickr channel

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53924008@N06

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Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo on Mexican Money


Today the Banco of Mexico known as Banxico placed  new 500 peso bills into circulation which depict celebrated Mexican artists: Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo. The new bills are equiped with special security measures and are the final in a series of  new bills that first began to be released back in September ’06.  The front of the bills will have Rivera’s self portrait and the reverse will have his wife’s, Frida Kahlo’s self portrait.

Among the special features which will serve to distinguish authentic bills are:  three dimensional threading, a section of  the bill will be color changing, micro script, and a watermark.

It’s been a MegaSuper Chido year


Can’t believe I totally spaced!! Yesterday August 14 was the site’s birthday! It’s been one whole year since I started the blog.  I never thought I’d get so many visits or that I’d make it this far =D Writing for the blog has truly been a super chido experience!  Thanks to all those who have taken interest. I hope that whether it be at this blog or wherever, you keep learning about all that is Mexican culture and remember to spread Chido love where ever you go!

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Stunning Mexican Bicentenial Commercials


Here are ” Stars of the Bicentennial” commercials number  5 ,6,7 & 8 featuring the states of Veracruz , Yucatán, Quintanaroo ,

VERACRUZ (sights showcased)

Ecological Reserve Nanciyaga – Catemaco, Veracruz

Peyote (Cactus) of the Birds -Veracruz , Veracruz

Split /Divided Rock – San Andres Tuxtla ,Veracruz

Tajin’s Archeoligical Zone – Papantla ,Veracruz

Eyipantla’s Water fall – San Andres Tuxtla

YUCATÁN (Sights showcased)

Uxmal Archeological Zone – Yucatán

The Lizards Estuary  –   Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán

The Red Ones Salt Mines –  Yucatán

Celestun – Biosphere Reserve ,Yucatán

Underwater Sinkhole  Chichí of the Lakes – Homún, Yucatán

QUINTANA ROO –

Holbox Isle , Whale Shark Sanctuary

Baclar Lagoon of the Seven Colors

Arrecifes Park, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Isle of the Swallow, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Chankaanab Park, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Tulum Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Mexican Pop : The return of OV7


The news is out & it’s official, OV7 is making a comeback! Some rumor that not everyone will be back, & that Kalimba(ex member turned solo artist) will not be part of the comeback, while other sources say that he indeed has expressed the desire to preform once more with his former group.  Who is OV7? During an era that can be described as the reign of boy bands &  pop princesses OV7 was a coed pop group that enjoyed much popularity in Mexico.  The band gets it’s name from the musical “Grease” OV7 stands for = Onda Vaselina 7 which would translate to something like = Grease Vibe 7.  The group says about it’s comeback:  That their break up was premature, and they want to recover things lost, because the group was dissolved when they still had a lot to give.  They feel that no one with their style or vibe is on the scene at the moment and they want to bring back just that.  Die hard fans are besides themselves as a result of  the comeback news, it’s like a piece of their youth is retrived, and revived.

INFO ON THE BAND

OV7 Wiki page :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV7

OV7 FaceBook :http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ov7-Regresa-2010-/289523478602

Twitter:  @ OV7ationOficial

Preview of the band’s new material entitled “Prohibido Quererme” = Loving me is prohibited

OV7 The Comeback  :Behind The Scenes

OV 7  a look back

An invitation from the guys to be part of the comeback

One of OV7’s top hits “Sha ba da ba da” Lmao ahhh the 90’s.  I remember this song from when I took a trip to Mexico when I was like 14- 15,  it was big.  I remember watching the video on MTV at my aunt’s house, and dancing in front of the television.



Mexican National Anthem:Indigenous Languages Versions


Check it out!  Just got this awesome link from @Bicentenario the official twitter page for Mexico’s Bicentenial 2010. The link= a webpage with Audio of versions of the Mexican National Anthem sung in Mexican Indigenous languages!  Is that too cool or what?!  Ever heard any Mexican indigenous languages? Curious to find out what they sound like? You can by clicking this link http://www.inali.gob.mx/bicen/himno_nacional_lenguas.html

The page has versions of the National Anthem sung in : Náhuatl from Central Veracruz , Purépecha, &  Cucapá, among  others.

For those unfamiliar with the Mexican national anthem here’s a video so you can compare the version in Spanish to those in the Mexican indigenous languages. Also lyrics in both Eng & Span can be found at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himno_Nacional_Mexicano