A Country Report: Mexico Part 2Presentation 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).