History 28 guatemala culturePresentation Transcript
Guatemala: Culture Erik Ruiz
Rigoberta Menchu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting oppression of indigenous people in Guatemala. She is famous for her books I , Rigoberta Menchu and Crossing Borders .
Miguel Angel Asturis won the literature Nobel Prize in 1967.
Rigoberta Menchu before being presented the Nobel Peace Prize.
Guatemala has produced many indigenous artists who follow centuries-old Pre-Columbian traditions.
Contemporary Guatemalan artists who have gained reputations outside of Guatemala include Dagoberto Vásquez, Luis Rolando Ixquiac Xicara, Carlos Mérida, Aníbal López, Roberto González Goyri, and Elmar René Rojas.
No Es Fácil (It’s Not Easy) , oil on board, 1977, by Luis Rolando Ixquiac Xicara.
Guatemala was also one of the first regions in the New World to be introduced to European music, from 1524 on. Many composers from the Renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary music styles have contributed works of all genres.
There are many contemporary music groups in Guatemala from Caribbean music, salsa, punta (Garifuna influenced), Latin pop, Mexican regional, and mariachi. There is also a vibrant scene for what is known in the Hispanic world as rock en Español (Rock in Spanish).
Guatemalan marimba band .
All information and pictures from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala#Culture and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Guatemala