A Country Report: Mexico Part 2

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A Country Report: Mexico Part 2

  1. 1. Nations OF THE Americas:a country report*part 2*<br />MEXICO<br />Sayda Vega<br />History 141<br />Class #50587<br />
  2. 2. culture<br />Music<br />*The foundation of Mexican music comes from its indigenous sounds and heritage.<br />*Original usage of drums, flutes, maracas, sea shells.<br />*Traditional contemporary music was written during and after the Spanish colonial period.<br />*Mexican music includes Mariachi, Banda, Norteño, Ranchera and Corridos, Pop, Mexican Rock.<br />*Some famous singers are Luis Miguel, Alejandro Fernandez.<br />*Famous composers: Agustin Lara, Armando Manzanero<br />Food<br />*It is characterized for its blending of Indigenous and European cultures.<br />*Tacos, Enchiladas, Mole, Atole, Tamales, Pozole and Burritos are just some of the popular dishes.<br />*Common Mexican ingredients are corn, beans, rice, chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, peepers, chilies, onions, nuts, cilantro, oregano, cocoa, and avocado.<br />*Popular beverages include hot chocolate, flavored water, mescal, pulque and tequila. <br />
  3. 3. culture<br />Literature<br />*The most popular prehispanic poet is Netzahualcoyotl.<br />*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).<br />*Modern Mexican literature was influenced by the concepts of the Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica.<br />Art<br />*Mexican art is known for Pre-Columbian Art, Muralist and Folk Art traditions.<br />*Some characteristics include angular, linear patterns, and three dimensional ceramics.<br />*The Valley of Oaxaca counts with notable handicrafts such as clay pottery.<br />*Colorful embroidered cotton garments.<br />*Some well known artists include Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo, Frida kahlo<br />
  4. 4. culture<br />Sports<br />*Mexican traditional sport is known as Charreria (series of equestrian events).<br />*The Plaza de Toros is the largest venue for Bullfighting, which is very popular too.<br />*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.<br />*Boxing and Lucha Libre (wrestling) are other sports for which Mexico is known for. Popular celebrities include Julio Cesar Chavez, and Marco Antonio Barrera.<br />Cinema<br />*Mexican cinema is thought to have begun in the beginning of the 20th Century.<br />*”The Golden Age of Mexican cinema is the name given to the period where the success of Mexican cinema reached its peak”.<br />*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).<br />
  5. 5. sources<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Mexico<br />http://www.facts-about-mexico.com/mexican-culture.html<br />http://www.google.com/<br />

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