Oaxaca’s Central Valleys

Photo: Tule Tree The Central Valleys are easy day-trips from Oaxaca City. The valley is Y-shaped with Oaxaca City in the center and the valley is quite high in altitude — the average is 1,550 meters (5,115 feet). It is also quite extensive, more than 3,375 square kilometers (1,303 square miles) in size. The agrigultural …

Francisco Toledo

Photo: Pochote Remembering Mexican artist Francisco Toledo (July 17, 1940, Juchitán, Oaxaca – September 5, 2019) Embedded Tweets My obituary of Francisco Toledo, Mexican artist, painter, activist & cultural promoter for @TheArtNewspaper https://t.co/f7KSnP2hs5 #Mexico — Elizabeth Mistry (@ElizabethMistry) September 8, 2019 #Toledo me dio la oportunidad de darle voz en #zapoteco de Teotitlán Del Valle …

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 …

Tlacolula de Matamoros

Photo: Market Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied past. The Zapotecs founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa. Sunday Market Sunday is Market Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and it is the largest in the Central Valleys. Locals used to refer to this market …

CORTV

Elsewhere on the Web The Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV), aka the Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation, is a government agency of Oaxaca charged with the operation of radio and television stations in the state. Official spin: CORTV is a public non-profit means of communication that fosters the socio-cultural wealth of the state …

ByT Band

Logo Fave 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 2019 Bus https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Previous Videos https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Facebook Spanish El rocksteady de Oaxaca se deja ver y oír a …

Zaachila

Zaachila, Oaxaca is famous for its weekly Thursday market, its fresh meats, its key role in Mixtec and Zapotec history and its very own Guelaguetza. NATURAL WORLD Zaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush with walnut and mesquite trees. CULTURAL WORLD The Santa María …

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. = …

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 …