Rosalía

One of the big winners this year at the Latin Grammys was Rosalía Vila Tobella, a 25-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter from Catalonia, Spain. Wait – you ask. A flamenco singer….from Catalonia?? Yes, A flamenco singer from Catalonia who is bringing her own style of “nuevo flamenco” mixed with hip-hop and pop to the forefront. Many sayContinue reading “Rosalía”

Latin American Women Artists

Here we are, nearing the end of March. Spring has sprung in my corner of the world: birds singing, green grass sprouting, and new wildflowers every day. It’s on days like this that I’m thankful we made the move to the country! To celebrate Women’s History Month I’ve been focusing on women in the artsContinue reading “Latin American Women Artists”

Renacimiento/Rebirth: Strengthening Weaving Traditions in Guatemala

I recently translated a great loan for Kiva.org in which a Guatemalan woman was seeking a loan to purchase traditional huipiles (tunics), fajas (wraps), and cortes (skirts) to sell. The very next morning while listening to the radio I learned about a revival and strengthening of weaving traditions in Guatemala among a group of youngContinue reading “Renacimiento/Rebirth: Strengthening Weaving Traditions in Guatemala”

Celebrating, Oaxaca Style

Over the Thanksgiving break my husband and I went to Oaxaca to attend a close friend’s wedding. The city was as colorful and lively as always – bright paint colors everywhere you look, the sound of bandas playing in the distance, and markets to fill your senses for days. Here are a few photos fromContinue reading “Celebrating, Oaxaca Style”

Blue Tango Project

This weekend I had the good fortune to see Blue Tango Project live at the Red Poppy Art House.    Blue Tango Project is the creation of Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California-raised harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. When Kevin moved to Argentina many years ago, he became inspired by the tango community of BuenosContinue reading “Blue Tango Project”

Inspiración: Just Seeds Artist Cooperative

Justseeds.org is an artists’ cooperative that, in their own words, is “committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance.” I learned about the site via Rethinking Schools. I love the vibrant images and strong messages in these artist prints:       All images c/o justseeds.org. Have aContinue reading “Inspiración: Just Seeds Artist Cooperative”