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2015 ¡Viva México! Artist Spotlights

Date:  Sunday 19th, July, 2015

Description:  Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Collaboratively organized by El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque, ¡Viva México! promotes cultural exchange by celebrating Mexican musical, artistic, and culinary traditions from throughout Mexico. Each year the event attracts thousands who are drawn to learn about Mexico's cultural heritage. A highlight of the festival are the visiting artisans who come from states throughout Mexico to share their knowledge and distribute their artesanía. In 2015, the LAII partnered with the Mexican Consulate to learn more about the artists and their work. This video interview is the result of that partnership and was produced in support of the LAII's Culture Box program, which seeks to promote cultural knowledge and global competency among New Mexico students.

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Artist Spotlight: Roberto Munoz and Martha Patricia Garcia, Estado de Mexico: Popopilla de Escoba

Artist Spotlight: Paula Domingo, Morero, Mexico: Arte Plumario

Artist Spotlight: Claudia Martinez Vargas, Oaxaca: Textiles, Alebrijes, Barro, Mole, Chocolate

Artist Spotlight: Pedro Mendoza Gutiérrez, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca: Textil de Lana

Artist Spotlight: Gabriela Carrillo, Chiapas Mexico: Ropa Bordada a Mano y en Telar de Cintura

Artist Spotlight: Juan Manuel Ortega Alvarez, Estado de Mexico: Trabajo con Materiales Organicos

Musician Spotlight: Mariachi Canto a mi Tierra, Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico