Palenquero or palenque is a Spanish-based creole language spoken in Colombia, and it’s the only language of its kind in Latin America. In 2005, the ethnic group which spoke this creole consisted of 7,470 people.
The “Danzón” is a very popular dance in Mexico, but its origins can be found in another country. Click to play to hear all about it!
With her incredible voice and magnetic performances, Omara Portuondo is one of the main representatives of the Cuban music scene. Click here to learn about her unusual family background and ground-breaking career.
Once considered exclusively an insult and now practically a term of endearment among friends, the meaning of the word “boludo” has changed many times throughout its history. Yet, very few people know the origins of this frequently-used word. Click play to hear all about it!
The traditions to celebrate the “Día de los Muertos” differ greatly across Spain, Mexico, and many other Latin-american countries. Click play to learn more about this particular holiday.
Chavela Vargas is one of the most recognized and admired Spanish-speaking singers worldwide. Get to know her a little better in this exclusive interview with journalist Michelle Oquendo from Quito’s Radio Visión. Credit: http://www.michelleoquendo.com/
Set in Guatemala, “El Eclipse” is a short story by Augusto Monterroso that narrates the encounter between a lost Spanish missionary and a Mayan tribe. Hit play to listen to this riveting story!
In the Spanish-speaking world kisses can convey different meanings and be part of different customs, click play to learn all about it!
The California Missions are a surviving testament of Spanish heritage in the United States, but how much do you know about their rich and complex history? Listen to learn all about it!
The Queen Juana I de Castilla is known historically as Juana, “the Mad”. Click and listen to how her hygiene habits and jealousy earned her that reputation.
This popular musical genre from Colombia boasts a legend that includes using it to outsmart the devil, having musical showdowns, and being represented by well-known artists like Carlos Vives. Click here to learn all about it!