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Arts and Literature

Articles in Arts and Literature will include discussion of Latin American artists, writers and their works, arts and crafts.

Buenos Aires Fashion star
Buenos Aires’ unique mix of Latin and European culture has long been an attraction for artists and designers. It is no surprise that in such a rich artistic setting there are many Argentine fashion labels and designers of note.

EDITUS - Iconic Music of Costa Rica star
The famous saying, “Costa Rica does not have an army, but it has violins” is a testament to the Costa Rican devotion to the most excellent music of all genres. The group Editus combines jazz, classical and new age to create a unique award winning sound.

Frida and Diego - Mexican Passion and Art star
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were Mexico's most famous Modernist painters of the twentieth century. The couple, passionate in their love and infidelities, were most passionate about advancing each other in their art.

Frida and Diego Mexican Passion and Art star
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were Mexico´s most famous Modernist painters of the twentieth century. The couple, passionate in their love and infidelities, were most passionate about advancing each other in their art.

Games star
In Latin America archeologists unearthed ancient ball courts that date back to ancient Aztec and Maya civilizations. Learn about popular games in Latin America. Here you will find free word games including, Hangman, Word Search and Scrambled Words all related to Hispanic Culture.

Guatemalan Huipiles – Heritage and Artistry star
The colorful and vibrant huipiles of Mayan women emphasize their identity and reflects the history of their people over the course of three thousand years. Each huipil is unique in design. The technology used to create the fabric remains the same since pre-history using the backstrap loom.

Hispanic Music: Everyone Dances To The Beat of a Different Drummer star
We look to the Spanish to learn what styles of music and which instruments they brought to Latin America.

History of the Dance of Tango star
The dance we call tango exemplifies the style, grace, glamour and allure of high society. Influenced by ancient African and Native American rhythms, European immigrants also played a large part in the development of tango with their musical instruments and distinctive techniques.

Oscar de la Renta - Fashion Superstar star
Dominican born Oscar de la Renta rose to fame in the early 1960s as couturier to the elegant first lady, Jaqueline Kennedy. Since that time he has designed gowns for numerous First Ladies, European royals, and Hollywood stars, adorning them in timeless beauty for their most important occasions.

Spanish – A Multicultural Language star
The Spanish language has evolved and developed over many centuries. It is an aggregate of Iberian, Arabic, and Indigenous American words and concepts. This article provides a brief history of this process and common words that demonstrate the cultural richness of the Spanish language.

Tango Festivals Around the World star
Tango is a lively dance style that exudes passion. Attend a tango festival to see the close connection between dance partners, learn about the music and the history of the dance, and experience the pulsating energy. See a list of many tango festivals around the world.

Tango Music and Dance star
Tango is the cultural manifestation of the music of the immigrants from Europe and Africa combined with the sounds of the Native Americans. Gradually the Native American music from the Argentine countryside and the African inspired milonga, was enhanced by the polkas, mazurkas, the Habanera and the

What are Telenovelas? star
Telenovelas make for fascinating television, and you are probably more familiar with them than you think! (Ever watched Ugly Betty? It was originally a Columbian telenovela.) But beware-these television shows can be highly addictive and require some major time commitment. You’ve been warned!

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