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La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada.. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time, a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era. — Wikipedia [Mas…]

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The Grateful Muertos: Back from The Dead and live on stage! (video)

by HABLO PICASSO October 24, 2017 Cultura
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Wanda Sowry makes what she calls “automata” — self-operating automatons — like this hand-cranked wooden Dia de Los Muertos band. [Video by V[21] Space.]

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Lila Downs sings ‘La Llorona’ at Hollywood cemetery (live music video)

by Soy Capitan October 24, 2017 El Now
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It was a dark and scary night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2009, and got even scarier when Lila Downs sang the classic cancion about the haunted weeping apparition, La LLorona, in this just-uploaded video. PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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Annual Migration: A Monarch butterfly returns to Mexico (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2017 Cartoons
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The Smithsonian’s Latino Virtual Museum is there as a beautiful Monarch butterfly completes its annual migration to the Sierra Madre in Mexico.

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London’s Mestizo Mexican Market: Serapes, calacas, y salsas (video)

by Andalé Mono May 15, 2017 Cultura
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Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Market — next door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.

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La Cucaracha: The genius of Day of the Dead (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 3, 2016 Cartoons
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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How I make mijo’s daddy Day of the Dead altar

by Tia Lencha November 1, 2016 Cultura
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Hola! Is Tia Lencha here! I haf big news! I move to Los Angeles in the California! And I find a novio! Can ju believe? Is a new life here. My novio and I met on the Google when I live in New Jork. Then he visit from Los Angeles and I visit from New […]

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s the Day of the Dead! (Voltaire music video)

by Soy Capitan November 1, 2016 Cartoons
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The dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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Who could ask for more? Oingo Boingo ‘Dead Man’s Party’ (music video)

by EL VIRA November 1, 2016 Cultura
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Oingo Boingo rocks the Dead Man’s Party in this scene from Back to School.

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Tia Lencha: What pochos need to know about El Dia de Los Muertos

by TIA LENCHA October 31, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Dead! Is Tia Lencha here. Many people ask me questions about Dia de Los Muertos. I answer the questions today. Question numero one: Tia Lencha wass this Dia de los Muertos? Is it the Mexican Halloween? Gwell, kind of, I say. Except that the Day of the Dead celebrations come from […]

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La Cucaracha: What’s your Halloween costume? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 28, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: And the winner for best costume is… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 27, 2016 Cartoons
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La Bruja makes an altar for Dia de Los Muertos (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 27, 2016 Cultura
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It’s all so atmospheric in La Bruja en Día de Muertos by Mexico City artist Gimena Romero.

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Calaveras y catrinas y skeletons parade in Mexico City (video)

by Verdana Bold October 27, 2016 Cultura
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Hundred paraded through the streets of Mexico City last weekend to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.

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La Cucaracha: We’re solving problems in the Land of the Dead (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 26, 2016 Cartoons
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New for Dia de Los Muertos 2016: Not your abuelita’s veladoras (toons)

by Jake Prendez October 26, 2016 Cartoons
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How to make Dia de Los Muertos calaveras (skulls) from paper (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 24, 2016 Cultura
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Hey, kids, teachers, parents, and/or enthusiastic paper cutters! Here’s how to make Dia de Los Muertos Calaveras with just a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. [Video by art instructor Jaime Shilen.]

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