Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous language, Spanish and English. Traducir en idioma indígena. When is Artisan Day? = ¿Cuándo es el Día del Artesano? As this is a timely celebration, we ask that you post something later today and if that does not work, tomorrow. = …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Angela Mendoza

Photo: Angela Mendoza Happy birthday, Angela! Befriending an artisan means meeting the family … and the town and ever-widening circles. For those keen on tourism that prioritizes faces as well as places, this page celebrates the work of Angela Mendoza, her family and many friends. She sells her weavings from her home workshop in Teotitlán …

Fundación En Vía

Elsewhere on the Web Fundación En Vía – envia.org – is a non-profit organization that works to empower women to better support themselves and their families. Funds generated through responsible tourism provide interest-free loans and educational programs to entrepreneurial women in seven communities in the Tlacolula Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. Fundación En Vía, which means …

ByT Band

Logo Favorite music Oaxaca, Mexico – The six-member Blandas y Tlayudas Band – bytband.com – performs rocksteady music, a fusion of the traditional music with a Jamaican accent. Key Links bytband.com Facebook iTunes Soundcloud Spotify YouTube @bytband Facebook Spanish El rocksteady de Oaxaca se deja ver y oír a través de los seis integrantes de …

Weavers of Teotitlán del Valle

Poster Looking for a beautiful rug, carpet or weaving? Walk with the weavers in Teotitlán del Valle! Visitors find many of the doors open to the family homes/workshops in the Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle. Almost every family in this village earns part of their livelihood from weaving. This directory — created free of …

Oaxaca Amigos (2008)

Photo: Gerhard Buttner, Stormy evening This page revisits the 2008 endeavor, Oaxaca Amigos: English Classes for Community Guides and Rural Artisans led by Gerhard Buttner. This page documents the lessons learned from the experience of the Oaxaca Amigos English classes conducted in Teotitlán del Valle during 2008. While a few of the conclusions are specific …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi in the local language). New = Nuevo Teotitlán Del Valle’s New Centro Cultural Comunitario Natural World In …

La Cosecha Market

Logo One of my favorite world markets is in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Much love to our friends, vendors, and clients at La Cosecha, Macedonio Alcalá #806 = Mucho amor para nuestros amigos, vendedores y clientes en La Cosecha, Macedonio Alcalá # 806 Key Links https://www.facebook.com/LaCosechaOaxaca https://goo.gl/maps/y4GmaR7aAg32 Facebook YouTube Embedded Tweets El Gobernador @alejandromurat y el …