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This French term, originally used to refer to makers of musical instruments, was made internationally famous by a group of Argentine musicians-actors who, for the last forty years, have been inspiring laughter everywhere they go. Plays on words, baffling instruments, and wild imagination all characterize the performances of this ensemble of geniuses whose eccentric brand of humor transcends borders to extend over the entire Spanish-speaking world. Get to know these performers and their history.
Guatemala is one of the Latin American countries with the highest percentage of indigenous people, but it’s also one of the countries in which the indigenous community has been the most persecuted. Within this context of violence and oppression, Rigoberta Menchú appeared like a flower in the middle of a battlefield, becoming a symbol of tolerance, dialogue and peace. Learn more about this Nobel Prize winner and her tireless work for social justice.
New Basque Cuisine
The Basque Country is located in the North of Spain, where the Cantabrian Sea tempers the weather and where the rugged terrain is the origin of some of the most exquisite culinary products found on the Iberian Peninsula. A movement has gained momentum here that takes a new look at traditional cooking. Although it’s loosely based on the French Nouvelle Cuisine it’s quickly taken its own path on which so-called “new Basque chefs” have received great critical acclaim in the world of the culinary arts. It’s not surprising that San Sebastian is the city with the most Michelin stars in the world.
This Argentine girl and her friends occupy a special place in the hearts of many Spanish speakers. The character’s innocent, ironic, critical, and cynical view of the world is expressed by her creator, Joaquín Lavado (aka Quino) in comic strips that originally appeared in Argentine newspapers.
Mort & Phil (Mortadelo y Filemón)
After appearing in comic strips and inspiring giggles among Spaniards for the last 50 years, this pair of nutty detectives doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The screwball duo created by Francisco Ibáñez not only delights tickled fans but also offers them food for thought on current topics of interest. Join us to learn more about Mort and Phil’s hilarious adventures and the curious cast of characters that surrounds them.