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A Country Report: Mexico Part 2
 

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    A Country Report: Mexico Part 2 A Country Report: Mexico Part 2 Presentation Transcript

    • Nations OF THE Americas:a country report*part 2*
      MEXICO
      Sayda Vega
      History 141
      Class #50587
    • culture
      Music
      *The foundation of Mexican music comes from its indigenous sounds and heritage.
      *Original usage of drums, flutes, maracas, sea shells.
      *Traditional contemporary music was written during and after the Spanish colonial period.
      *Mexican music includes Mariachi, Banda, Norteño, Ranchera and Corridos, Pop, Mexican Rock.
      *Some famous singers are Luis Miguel, Alejandro Fernandez.
      *Famous composers: Agustin Lara, Armando Manzanero
      Food
      *It is characterized for its blending of Indigenous and European cultures.
      *Tacos, Enchiladas, Mole, Atole, Tamales, Pozole and Burritos are just some of the popular dishes.
      *Common Mexican ingredients are corn, beans, rice, chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, peepers, chilies, onions, nuts, cilantro, oregano, cocoa, and avocado.
      *Popular beverages include hot chocolate, flavored water, mescal, pulque and tequila.
    • culture
      Literature
      *The most popular prehispanic poet is Netzahualcoyotl.
      *Colonial writers and poets include Juan Ruiz de Alarcon, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Octavio Paz (Novel Laureate), Mariano Arzuela (The Underdogs) and Juan Rulfo(Pedro Paramo).
      *Modern Mexican literature was influenced by the concepts of the Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica.
      Art
      *Mexican art is known for Pre-Columbian Art, Muralist and Folk Art traditions.
      *Some characteristics include angular, linear patterns, and three dimensional ceramics.
      *The Valley of Oaxaca counts with notable handicrafts such as clay pottery.
      *Colorful embroidered cotton garments.
      *Some well known artists include Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, Frida kahlo
    • culture
      Sports
      *Mexican traditional sport is known as Charreria (series of equestrian events).
      *The Plaza de Toros is the largest venue for Bullfighting, which is very popular too.
      *There are many soccer teams including, Club Americas, Cruz Azul, Chivas de Guadalajara. Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Rafael Marquez, Hugo Sanchez, and Javier Hernandez (Chicharito) are some of the most notable players.
      *Boxing and Lucha Libre (wrestling) are other sports for which Mexico is known for. Popular celebrities include Julio Cesar Chavez, and Marco Antonio Barrera.
      Cinema
      *Mexican cinema is thought to have begun in the beginning of the 20th Century.
      *”The Golden Age of Mexican cinema is the name given to the period where the success of Mexican cinema reached its peak”.
      *Some well known film makers are Alejandro Gonzales (Amores Perros, Babel), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and Guillermo del Toro ( Pan’s Labyrinth).
    • sources
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Mexico
      http://www.facts-about-mexico.com/mexican-culture.html
      http://www.google.com/