Rose Parade: Marching Banda


VIDEO: Marching band “Banda Musical Delfines” from  Xalapa Veracruz Mexico performs at the 2011 Rose Parade in Pasadena California. For many, especially if you’re from SoCal, the new year doesn’t officially start till you’ve seen the Rose Parade.

Video, aerial view of the band’s formation spelling “Mexico”:

http://univision34.univision.com/felicesfiestas/desfile-de-las-rosas/videos/video/2011-01-01/ilos-delfines-dieron-lo-mejor

Parade float with folkloric dancers :

http://univision34.univision.com/felicesfiestas/desfile-de-las-rosas/videos/video/2011-01-01/carroza-con-sabor-hispano

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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

Celebrated Mexican Journalist Germán Dehesa Passes away


Mexico grieves the loss of writer, journalist, playwright,  German Dehesa (1944-2010) . He first disclosed his battle with cancer in his column  back in August of this year. He promised his readers to write for as long as his illness would allow. He passed Thursday, Sept 2. He is survived by his wife and four children.

ABOUT MR. DEHESA:

He studied both chemical engineering and Hispanic literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico better know as UNAM, he worked as a professor there as well for over 25 years. In 2008 he recieved the Don Quixote award for Journalism awarded to him by Juan Carlos I King of Spain. On August 11 of this year was recognized as a  “Distinguished Citizen” by the Mexico city government..

He was a writer with the “Reforma” group, his work was also published in about 50 other publications nationwide. He became famous due to his masterful ability to play & create with the Spanish language. His dynamic writing style was informative and entertaining, as he wrote by making use of curious and original idioms,expressions found in Mexican Spanish. The employment of  news spellings and double entendres, were  some of the neat tricks he used to create works of humor & genius. He mixed both the critical with the mundane and invited everyone to put their analytical caps on. His column”The Angel’s Gazzete” became famous as it was a work elaborated in colloquial and simple language. Here he shared anecdotes from his personal experiences, talked about current events, experiences common to everyone, along with the expression of his political and critical thought. The column was especially acclaimed for its mini column within the column, a section entitled “How’d You Sleep last night?” In which he called out authorities, expressing grievance, &  dissatisfaction towards ineffective politicians and other lacking posts. Beginning in 06′ the “How’d You Sleep Last Night?” column was mostly dedicated to Arturo Montiel.

He joined the ESPN team as a commentator earlier this year on the show  “Capitanes de ESPN”  along side Jose Ramon Fernandez, Rafael Puente, Hector Huerta. For his brilliant reflections and commentary on Mexican society Mr. Dehesa will continue to be admired and celebrated.

Books by Mr. Dehesa :

  • Adiós a las trampas  = Goodbye to traps
  • La familia (y otras demoliciones)= The Family (and other demolitions)
  • ¡Qué modos!: usos y costumbres Tenochcas
  • ¿Cómo nos arreglamos? Prontuario de la corrupción de México
  • Las nuevas aventuras de El Principito
  • No basta ser padre = It’s not enough to be a father

Plays:

  • Tapadeus III
  • El gabinete de Belem
  • Borges con música
  • El pórtico de las palomas
Other related Links
Must Read PDF: “German Dehesa, Mexico and the Craft of Writing”  Analysis and translation of some of his work. (In English)

http://www.pucpr.edu/hz/088.pdf

Blog post about his life & passing in English

http://dailygrail.com/blogs/red-pill-junkie/2010/9/RIP-German-Dehesa-1944-2010


Mexican Artist of the Day


It’s Sunday, time to kick back and relax. Well, what can be more relaxing than admiring beautiful art?  I actually  found out about our featured artist through a tweet by Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa (Mexican League, team America/ El Tri  soccer star).  Diego Anaya is a talent native to Mexico City , one who can check pro soccer player & gifted artist off his “Things I want to become” list.  Just to get an idea of what kind of flavor his paintings have, his inspirations growing up included artists like Modigliani, Dali, and Warhol to name a few. Diego eventually got the chance to have artist Guillermo Canseco take him under his wing.  Thanks to the opportunity of being able study under this  artistic professional of 30 years Diego was able to exhibit and sell his work in several parts Mexico and a few major cities in the U.S.

I really wish I could post a picture of his work, but I’m not quite sure how that works, with all the copy write stuff. I’m not sure if I’d be ok to post something so long as I link it back. =S  Just  follow the links guys, his work is really cool.  So far my fav piece is “Thinking about sex & love” it evokes vibrant emotions. Well enjoyness much as always & let’s not forget to spread the word and support Mexican talent whenever possible =D

For a full bio and more info on the artist’s work please visit:

http://www.diegoanaya.com/

http://diego.3rdward.com/

SB 1070 Update


Jan Brewer: “Bloqueo parcial de ley Arizona es ‘un pequeño sobresalto en camino”

http://noticias.terra.com/articulos/act2442933/jan_brewer_bloqueo_parcial_de_ley_arizona_es_un_pequeno_sobresalto_en_camino

Arizona Immigration Law: Sections BLOCKED By Federal Judge

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/28/arizona-immigration-law-s_n_662376.html

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_arizona_immigration

SB1070 Partial injuction Denounced by  Puente Movement

http://www.altoarizona.com/

The 411 on Mexico’s Bicentennial


This year Mexico is in for a big celebration, because the year 2010 marks its Bicentennial.  Mexico will be commemorating 200 years of Independence and 100 since the Mexican Revolution.  If you’ve ever been curious about Mexico in any way,  right now is a great time to get to know  Mexican History, Biographies of Historical figures, Culture, Geography, folklore, and much more.   The Mexican Government and the bicentennial committee have launched some great websites so that everyone can share in the festivities.

Bicentennial Websites can be found both in Spanish & English

ENGLISH SITE:  http://english.bicentenario.gob.mx/

SPANISH SITE: http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/bdbic/index.php

Get daily updates on what going on with Bicenternario 2010 events and get your daily historical fact by following on Twitter: @Bicentenario

The bicentennial 2010 YouTube page is : http://www.youtube.com/bicentenariomexico

Follow on FaceBook, each Historical Hero of the Nation has their own FaceBook page:

http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=728

GET FREE BOOKS ON MEXICO AND IT’S HISTORY IN PDF For at  THE BICENTENNIAL DIGITAL  LIBRARY

http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/bdbic/

Among the books available : Historia de Mejico, desde sus tiempos mas remotos hasta nuestros dias Tomo I = Historia of Mejico, from the most remote times up to now, Volume I

From the children’s collection “Mexican Child”:  Queretaros site and the Hill of Bells

Historical Newspapers also available

Mexicans: With talent to spare


Wow just wow! Is all I can say about this collection. Hope you enjoy these gorgeous, luxurious, indulgent designs by Mr. Alberto Rodriguez. Such a shame that the sound was disabled for this video, what’s a fashion show without a soundtrack of course, but sound or no sound these creations blow me away.