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DESERT, SKY AND HORIZON – Arriba Mexico! / Autor’s Travel from Tampico to Autlan de Navarro

Making a trip, add something special to your luggage, what was born in the country you are visiting: a book by Mariano Azuena, a collection of poems Rafael Guillen and a musical mix by Carlos Santana, because the theme of cultural identity is at the center of our Mexican Author’s Travel. Https://www.visitmexico.com/en Chefs and hoteliers, painters, photographers and sculptors, songwriters, ...

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TWO GUITARS, TIMBALS AND CONGAS – The long trip of Carlos Santana, between mescalina and Woodstock

He loves two different guitars: the big triangle Dunlop (which he used for many years) and the V-Pick Freakishly Large Round. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latino Grammy Awards. The sound of his group is characterized by melodic lines based on Latin and African rhythms (with timbales and congas, not generally heard in rock music). This Mexican ...

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THE UNDERDOGS – Romance, by Mariano Azuela

He was born in 1873 in Lagos de Moreno (Jalisco). He had grown up in the small paternal farm, and this experience affected the settings of many of his tales. At the age of fourteen he entered a Catholic seminary, but soon abandoned religious studies. He studied medicine in Guadalajara, graduating in 1899. Military doctor in the revolutionary army, he ...

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RUFINO TAMAYO (1899/1991), MEXICAN PAINTER

THE POWER OF LIVE COLORS RUFINO TAMAYO 1/4 – His painting shifted from realism to expressionism, until he came to abstractism. “America,” his masterpiece, was the highlight of an auction of a Latin American Art night at Sotheby’s in November 2008. This work is a vinyl and sand on a canvas and was created in 1955 for a bank in ...

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THROUGH MEXICO – A nation through few images

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these artists and that other people enjoy their works.

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NOT FEAR – Poem, by Rafael Guillen

Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente (identified as Subcomandante Marcos) was born in Tampico in 1957. Like many of his generation, he was radicalized by the events of 1968, becoming militant in a Maoist organization. In 1981 he was one of the five students of the university department of letters and philosophy, who have received national medal of excellence. His famous political ...

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CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN – Author’s Travel in Indonesia

The theme of the cultural identity of a nation is at the center of our Author Travel. Chefs and hoteliers, painters, photographers and sculptors, songwriters, writers and poets, complement each other in creative impulses, affect the perception of any our trip. Even the creative horizon encapsulates the sense of national identity. Starting your journey, add something special to your luggage, ...

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CRAZY – Anggun Cipta Sasmi, the first Asian singer to succeed on a worldwide scale

Currently, she lives between Paris and Montréal (Canada). Daughter of a famous Indonesian singer, began to sing at young age. At age 17 he was already an Indonesian star, but two years later she decided to seek success abroad. ANGGUN CIPTA SASMI, a French-born Indonesian singer-songwriter, was born in Jakarta in 1974. After London, she went to Paris, where she ...

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TO LOVE, TO WONDER – The Poetry of Sitor Situmorang

During the Suharto regime, he, a Christian, for communion sympathies suffered eight years in prison. He is an Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Born in North Tapanuli (north of Sumatra) in 1924, he belongs to the “Generation of the 45” (a group of artists, who matured during Japanese occupation and revolution, sharing the same existential rigor). All ...

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EARTH DANCE – Novel, by Oka Rusmini

Her poems have been included (along with twelve other Balinese poets) in a book titled Bali Living in Two Worlds. OKA RUSMINI, born in 1967 in Jakarta, is a poet and novelist. She attends literary festivals both at home and abroad and has received numerous national awards. She currently lives in Denpasar (Bali), where she continues to use her writing ...

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