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Gracias, José Guadalupe Posada, for ‘La Calavera Catrina’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 27, 2017 Cartoons
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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, […]

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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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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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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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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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La Cucaracha: The dead speak out on Dia de los Muertos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2016 Cartoons
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No underground oven? Try animated DDLM tamales (video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Looking for a Yucatan oven-baked tamales for Dia de Los Muertos? It’s easy when have a magical animation kitchen. Video creator Mariel Buenfil explains:

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La Cucaracha: It’s not EZ being dead after Dia de Los Muertos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 5, 2015 Cartoons
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