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Días festivos - La Tamborrada de San Sebastián View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Guided by Fermin, we immerse ourselves in San Sebastian's biggest and most lively celebration: the Tamborrada [Drum Parade], learning about its origins and how this twenty-four-hour party is celebrated.

Días festivos - La diablada pillareña - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Luis Moya, one of the Pillaro "devils" during the famed "Pillaro Dance of the Devils" celebration, gives us some insight into the significance behind some of its most important characters.

Días festivos - La diablada pillareña - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Cristina talks to us about the "Diablada Pillareña" [Pillaro Dance of the Devils], a popular annual celebration in Pillaro, Ecuador that has been deemed Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Amaya - Teatro romano View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Amaya, her dog, Lucas, and her friend, Montse, speak to us from in front of the Roman Theater, the most important monument built by the Roman Empire in Malaga, Spain during the first century.

Cartagena de Indias - Fuerte de San Felipe de Barajas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Colombia

Historian and guide, Henry Quinteros Marrugo, acquaints us with the history of Cartagena, Colombia, including its numerous invasions and the role of the San Felipe de Barajas fortress.

Historia mexicana - Cultura y la unión de dos mundos

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

With the Spaniards' arrival to Tenochtitlán, Mexican culture as we know it began to emerge with their racial, cultural and spiritual merging with the diverse pre-Hispanic inhabitants of those lands. The Concheros dances about which native Mexican, Alfredo Martinez, speaks to us, are just one representation of this fusion.

Días festivos - Hanukkah View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Argentina

Rabbi Shloime offers us some insight into the origins and significance of the Hanukkah tradition.

Días festivos - Novenas de Navidad View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Many Latin American countries celebrate the Novena of Aguinaldos, a nine-day, Catholic-based holiday that includes music, food and prayer. Grace Pinzon, a Colombian woman living in Florida, shares with us how the novena is celebrated there.

Bogotá - Chorro de Quevedo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Located in the popular La Candelaria neighborhood, the Chorro de Quevedo Plaza is one of Bogota, Colombia's most renowned tourist attractions and according to one theory, the site of the founding of the city itself. Tourists and locals alike flock there for both its historic and current significance, many hoping to try the famous "chicha," an indigenous fermented corn drink.

Bogotá - El cerro de Monserrate View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

“El Cerro de Monserrate” [Monserrate Hill] is a famous Hill in the center of Bogota, Colombia, which is a destination for pilgrimages and home to many tourist attractions, including a church, funicular and aerial cableway. Our host, Edwin Galve, who works bringing people to Monserrate’s several restaurants, tells us about these and more!

Rosa - Fuente de Piedra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Rosa tells us an interesting legend and historical facts about Fuente de Piedra, a fascinating town in the province of Malaga, Spain.

Tradiciones indígenas - Visitando los difuntos

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Celebrated in Ecuador on November second, the Day of the Dead is a time for family members to gather together and pay respects through customs involving food, prayer and music, to deceased family members, whom they view as very much alive energetically.

Los Años Maravillosos - Capítulo 4 - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

As Kevin learns more about his sister's boyfriend, Luis, his opinion about him is no longer so cut and dry.

Los Años Maravillosos - Capítulo 4 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

As Luis continues to spout his political beliefs, the situation grows increasingly tense at the dinner table.

Los Años Maravillosos - Capítulo 4 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Tension is in the air at dinner as Luis's questions to Kevin's mom grow increasingly personal- and offensive.

Los Años Maravillosos - Capítulo 4 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia

Kevin watches in dismay as Karen introduces the infamous Luis to their family.

Guillermo el chamán - Los rituales View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Guillermo gives us an in-depth explanation of the manner in which Maya ceremonies were used to welcome the seasons, each of which represented a unique consciousness.

Viajando con Carlos - Popayán - Colombia - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos concludes our tour of Popayan by pointing out several bridges as well as the Pueblito Patojo, a unique area containing miniature replicas of many of the city's most notable monuments.

Guillermo el chamán - La cosmología de los mayas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia, Mexico

Guillermo the shaman, an expert in Mayan cosmology, explains the origin of and symbolism behind the Mayan word "chamamán" as well as some other interesting aspects of their belief system.

Viajando con Carlos - Popayán - Colombia - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos takes us on a tour of Tulcan Hill, the most important archaeological site in the city of Popayan, Colombia, as well as some other notable landmarks in the city's center.

Viajando con Carlos - Popayán - Colombia - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos gives us a tour of some of Popayan's most interesting historical and religious attractions.

Aprendiendo con Carlos - América precolombina - El mito de Bochica View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos closes his series on pre-Columbian America by sharing with us the myth of Bochica, a God thought to be responsible for several natural phenomena.

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