Mexico at 200: The Young Generation Young Composers & Tomorrow’s Icons


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From Q2music Alondra de la Parra @alondradlp hosts 2 centuries of Mexican symphonic music. 8pm to midnight on Q2, or stream now !         http://www.wqxr.org/articles/q2-music/2010/may/28/mexico-200-younger-generation/

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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

Mex Independence Day Videos


Found two awesome movies and a great program to share with you guys on Mexico’s independence.  The first movie is  “Cries of Death & Liberty”. It’s actually a  short series that was  released in commemoration of the Bicentennial. Posted the trailer & part 1. Click on the vid and it will take you to YouTube where there rest of the vids are =D

The second movie is entitled “The Lit Torch” also a series based on the Independence struggle this section is entitled “The taking of Alhondiga of Granaditas”.  What’s  is the Alhondiga of Granaditas &  what’s its importance? You can discover the story and get some background at the following link before watching the movie:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alh%C3%B3ndiga_de_Granaditas

As for the show, it has a very interesting premise!  The show has a time machine concept, they bring back historical figures and interview them. I’ve posted an edition with interviews with heroes of the Mexican Independence movement.

I’ve only posted the first part to each of the interviews, but if you click on the respective video it will take you to YouTube where you can find the rest. All vids are titled with the hero’s  name & all parts are numbered.

What’s up today Mexico?


Ok we’re only 2 days away from Sept 16, Independence day for Mexico & the grand celebration that will mark  the 200th anniversary of the  launch of the Independence movement.  Also, remember that the annual “El Grito” ceremony is held at midnight on the 15th.

As for Sept 13, today is the day on which heroes of the Mexican-American war are commemorated. Young soldiers dubbed “Niños Héroes” ( Child Heroes). Six young cadets and the story of how they sacrificed their lives at Chapultepec Castle are highlighted and extolled.  President Felipe Calderon headed the annual commemorative ceremony this morning in honor of those who died a  patriotic death.

Learn who the “Niños Heroes” were & about the battle at Chapultepec castle.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ni%C3%B1os_H%C3%A9roes

Niños Héroes” Webpage on Bicentennial website :

http://www.13septiembre.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=48

Mexican Bicentennial’s Official Theme Song (free download)


A cool song has been released as the official theme song for the Bicentennial entitled “El Futuro es Milenario” (The Future is Millennial) sung by Aleks Syntek & Jaime Lopez, and it has been made available for free download ! Just go to the following link and it will take you to the official Bicentenario website where you can get the song.  http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1922

LYRICS TRANSLATION

We were born to sing. We were born to dance.

We were born in the land of the beautiful sky….

More centuries of love

More centuries of color

More centuries of one song

will all be welcomed.
A pride that is shared From Mexico to everywhere.

The soul flies and flutters at the grand celebration.

The plaza is filling up, the best is just starting.

United for what’s to come to the rhythm of the Bicentennial.

Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalala
here we go step by step
Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalalala
here we go step by step

The world is right, Mexico is pure love.

It’s a flower that gives itself  to the warmth of a clay oven.

We dance our hearts out, it’s a rhythm to celebrate.

We thoroughly delight in being Mexicans

In the streets it’s a party differences forgotten, all united

Voices sing from deep within our hearts.

The plaza is filling up, the best is just starting.

United for what’s to come to the  rhythm of the Bicentennial

Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalala
here we go step by step
Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalalala
here we go step by step

Heroes of Mexican Independence Honored at Palacio Nacional


Today fourteen patriotic heroes’ remains were transfered to Mexican landmark “El Palacio Nacional”  (National Palace ) as part of the Mexican Bicentennial celebration. Military personal ceremoniously escorted the remains of  heroes :Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos, Juan Aldama, Ignacio Allende, Nicolás Bravo, Vicente Guerrero, Mariano Jiménez, Mariano Matamoros, Guadalupe Victoria, Francisco Javier Mina, Andrés Quintana Roo, Leona Vicario, Pedro Moreno y Víctor Rosales from Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle) to Palacio Nacional.  Citizens with flowers lined up along Reform Avenue, they cheered and applauded as they witnessed caravan go by.

At Palacio Nacional President Felipe Calderón headed the ceremony. He delivered an uplifting speech in honor of : the heroes, their memory and their transcendent contribution to the birth of the Mexican nation & it’s  people’s struggle for independence. “Let us not forget that we are descendants of Hidalgo” “Everywhere we go, in all we do, let us carry our patriotic heroes’ ideals with us.” Drums rolling, a chivalrous color guard marching, stately flag statues, the heroes where escorted to their resting place and so the ceremony concluded.

Pictures and video of the ceremony can be found at : http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1920&Itemid=55

This is not a video of today’s ceremony, it’s a video of when the heroes’ remains were taken out of the mausoleum located at the base of the  Angel of Independence for the first time in 85 years in order to be taken to Chapultepec Castle earlier this year. The transfer was made for the purpose of putting them in the custody of the  National Institute of Anthropology Mexico. The remains were to undergo a series of  forensic examinations, precise registry, and preservation in preparation for the transfer to Palcio Nacional.