In San Pablito, Puebla, they still make paper the old-fashioned way – from bark (video)


In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule.

Culture Trip explains:

Mas…In San Pablito, Puebla, they still make paper the old-fashioned way – from bark (video)

Mexico’s waltz gift to the world: ‘Over the Waves’ (videos)


Even if you didn’t know that the proper name for this waltz is Sobre las OlasOver the Waves en Ingles — we bet you recognize the melody. Right? It’s the song they play on merry-go-rounds! And it’s not by Johann Strauss, the waltz king. It’s by Mexican classical composer Juventino Rosas, and performed here by the London Symphony Orchestra.

WFMT.FM explains:

Mas…Mexico’s waltz gift to the world: ‘Over the Waves’ (videos)