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 https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Facebook Spanish El rocksteady de Oaxaca se deja ver y oír a través de los seis integrantes …

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 …

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 …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples: Zapotec Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. There are about 100 variations of the language. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture, including language, traditional dance and food. Spotlight Dizhsa Nabani Headlines http://bulletin.swarthmore.edu/spring-2017-issue-iii-volume-cxiv/zapotec-talking-dictionary TuxTyping dedizh diiste / TuxTyping en Zapoteco http://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/los-angeles-immigrant-community-pushes-to-keep-zapotec-language-alive-14648.html http://linguistics.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.001.0001/acrefore-9780199384655-e-73 Elsewhere on the Web …

Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Photo: Semana Cultural Wikipedia: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec has the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, it was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec Route. The name is taken from the town of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec in …