Otavalo in Ecuador, Chopo in México, Chichicastenango in Guatemala or El Rastro in Spain are just a few examples of popular markets all over the Spanish-speaking world that sell everything from fresh produce and clothes to local art and are an integral part of the cultural life. Click play to learn more about these mercados!
Halloween and Día de los Muertos seem to have many similarities on the surface, but in reality they are distinctly different and separate celebrations in almost every aspect: from their origins, to their significance, or to their representations and traditions. Click play to learn all about the differences between these special days!
The abanico (hand-held fan) is an accessory with a long, fascinating history and that has become an integral part of Andalusia’s culture, particularly its celebrated flamenco dance. Click play to learn all about el abanico!
The ever-popular and versatile Mexican tortillas are a staple of Mexican life and cuisine, and its recipe and preparation method has been passed down from generation to generation dating all the way back to the year 500 BC. Click play to learn all about this maize-based food and how it got its current name!
Built in the late 1930’s, the cabaret “El Tropicana”, best known for its casino and breathtaking shows full of dazzling costumes, intricate choreographies, and tropical music, continues to be an international icon and Cuban landmark to this very day. Click play to get the full story!
From 1962 to 1978, the Community of Madrid was the set of 2o0 Spaghetti Western films, including the renowned “Dollar Trilogy” that gave rise to this popular genre and made Clint Eastwood an international star. Click play to hear all about Madrid’s own Wild West!
You can’t spell español without the “ñ”! This unique letter has become a symbol of the Spanish language, but do you know where it comes from? Click play to listen to the origins of this special letter!
Nachos are known world-wide as the quintessential Mexican snack, but few people know that this popular dish was originally whipped up in a rush! Click play and get the full story, including how they got their name and when to celebrate “International Nacho Day”!
Pisco, a variety of grape aguardiente, is one of Peru’s most popular products world-wide and a key ingredient in many famous cocktails. Click play to learn more the origins and characteristics of this delicious beverage!
Did you know that español is the second most spoken language in NY, both in households and on the streets? Click play to learn more fun facts about Spanish in NY, including which are the most frequently-used varieties!
Latin-american cinema is as rich and varied as the history and culture of the countries in this region. Click play and learn all about the history and evolution of films in Latin America!