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Cabeza de Cochino | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Cabeza de Cochino translates to pig’s head. This traditional dance is held at a festival as a sign of a productive year. The hog’s head signifies wealth and health for the family that is giving the offering.

The story behind the dance is that the family that has raised a pig takes it to the market to sell in order to buy clothing, shoes, and other necessities. The different colored ribbons are taken by each of the dancers, representing the union of the community. The dresses the women wear are called hipils and the men wear shirts called guayaberas with white pants.

This version of Cabeza de Cochino was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Polka Agüitas | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Polka Agüitas is one of the many folk dances of Mexico. Mexico has 31 states each with their own traditions and customs. Mexican folk dance is the blend of indigenous, European and African cultures.

This version of Polka Agüitas was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington and taped at the Festival del Dia de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Pato Asado | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Pato Asado is a dance from Sinaloa, Mexico. The type of music used for the dance is called banda. Banda music is made up of an ensemble of wind instruments and a single drum.

This version of Pato Asado was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington and taped at the Festival del Dia de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

The Ghost with the One Black Eye /Le Fantôme Avec un Oeil au Beurre Noir | A World of Stories

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Storyteller Priscilla Howe tells a funny/scary campfire tale about a baby who wants her apple juice. One at a time, the family goes down to the cellar to get the juice, only to be confronted by a ghost. The story is available in English and French.

 

Head, Waist, Knees, and Feet/Cabeza, cintura, rodillas y pies | A World of Stories

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In this Spanish version of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” students learn the Spanish words for head, waist, knees, feet, face, eyes, nose, and mouth. Story told in Spanish and English.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

 

Si a la Cultura: El Tango

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Video que presenta aspectos históricos socioculturales de la evolución del Tango, mencionando los elementos musicales y culturales que se identifican en este género. También, presenta elementos de movimiento corporal asociado al baile e identifica y menciona elementos coreográficos para el manejo de cuerpo. Permite la integración con Bellas Artes, Educación Física y Estudios Sociales al analizar una destreza, con elementos estéticos, perteneciente a una cultura específica de una región, con una diversidad cultural e histórica representada en el Tango.

This video presents historical and sociocultural aspects of the evolution of Tango, mentioning the musical and cultural elements that identify this genre. It also presents the elements of the movements associated with the dance and identify and mentions choreographical elements for the body's movements. This video permits the integration with the arts, physcial education, and social studies, analysing the dexterity with aesthetical elements belonging to a specific culture from a region with history and cultural diversity represented in the Tango.

Barrios de Puerto Rico: Barrio Espinar de Aguada

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Breve historia del Barrio Espinar de Aguada, desde la época de la colonizacion hasta el presente. La devoción religiosa de sus pobladores, asi como el nombre del Barrio, son recuerdos de sus antecedentes históricos.

Brief history of the Barrio (neighborhood) Espinar de Aguada since the colonization until the present.  The religious devotion of its people and the name of the neighborhood are testaments of its historical roots.

 

Si a la Cultura: Apreciación del Arte | Inhaladores de Cohoba

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En este video se describe la ceremonia más importante para los indios Taínos: El rito de la cohoba. Se explica la importancia de mantener los inhaladores encontrados como piezas de arte. Es a través de estas esculturas y piezas artesanales que se identifican elementos de arte y sus significados dentro de dicho contexto histórico. 

This video describes the most important ceremony of the Taínos indians: "El rito de la cohoba."  The importance of mantaining the inhalers found as pieces of art is explained.  Through these sculputres and artisanal pieces, elements of art and its significance in the historical context are identified.

The Boy Who Loved to Read | A World of Stories

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Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar tells a Mexican folktale about a boy whose ability to read enables him to outwit the devil. The story is told in a combination of English and Spanish.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

Barrios de Puerto Rico: Barrio Guaraguao de Guaynabo

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Descubra la historia del Barrio Guaraguao de Guaynabo, cuyo nombre tiene origen taíno. Marcado por el arte gracias a la belleza de sus paisajes,fué el lugar favorito de politicos y artistas puertorriqueños del siglo 19. El pintor puertorriqueño Francisco Oller inmortalizó los paisages del Barrio Guaraguao de Guaynabo.

Discover the history of the Barrio (neighborhood) Guaraguao de Guaynabo whose name has taíno origins. Marked by the arts thanks to the beauty of its landscape, it was the favorite spot of Puerto Rican politicians and artists of the 19th century. Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller immortalized the Barrio Guaraguao de Guaynabo landscapes.

Si a la Cultura: Apreciación del Arte | San Martín de Porres

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Segmento de Apreciación del Arte donde la Dra. Carmen T. Ruiz, directora del Museo de la Universidad del Turabo, muestra la talla en madera policromada de San Martín de Porres. Durante la presentación, narra someramente la vida y obra del Santo.

Segment of "Apreciación del Arte" in which Dr. Carmen T. Ruiz, director of the Museum of the University of Turabo, shows the polychrome wood carving of San Martín de Porres.  In the presentation, she provides brief facts about the saint's life and work.

Career Connections | Advertising Director

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The founder and president of an advertising, design, and marketing agency talks about how his work is enriched by his cross-cultural experiences, his knowledge of more than one language, and his passion for what he does.

Career Connections | Museum Curator

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Museum curators research artistic or historic objects, create exhibitions of the objects, and offer educational information to the general public.

La Llorona | A World of Stories

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Florida-based storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar tells a Mexican folktale about a mourning mother whose spirit is forever in search of her dead children. The story is told in a combination of Spanish and English.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

Unfinished Spaces

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The Cuban Revolution changed over time, particularly for creative professionals like the architects who designed the innovative National Art Schools. What happens when the initial moment of a revolution gives way to an established ideology? This video clip and accompanying lesson plan provide insight into the Cold War Era by exploring the impact of Soviet involvement in an emerging Cuban state.

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