Guelaguetza 2022

Posters = Carteles (Some rights reserved) Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most vibrant festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The past two years have been virtual due to COVID19. 2022 becomes an in-person and hybrid event again. Dates: July 25 and August 1. = La Guelaguetza es una de las fiestas …

ByT Band

Logo Fave music Oaxaca, Mexico – The six-member Blandas y Tlayudas Band – bytband.mx – performs rocksteady music, a fusion of the traditional music with a Jamaican accent. Key [email protected] 2022 Bus 2020 Sánchez PascuasCataplasma Cashondo un reggae sabroso incluído en nuestro disco en vivo “Bytsitando la calle”, grabado en vivo en el mercado Sánchez …

Oaxaca Mercados Links

Photo: Pochote Arquitos (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about markets in Oaxaca? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMercado Sánchez Pascuas, de los más antiguos de Oaxaca Social Web Challenge¿Qué mercados y puestos de Oaxaca tienen páginas en Facebook?Which Oaxaca markets and stalls have pages on …

CORTV

Logo One of our fave YouTube channels, the Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV), aka the Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation – cortv.oaxaca.gob.mx – 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 …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Chocoluchy (Some rights reserved) Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. Embedded Tweets HistoryChocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the …

Zaachila

Photo: Ron Mader, Valley Guelaguetza (Some rights reserved) 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. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9uweD5oGeL1uMwge9 [email protected] Natural WorldZaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo:Ron Mader, At the church 2007 (Some rights reserved) Oaxaca, Mexico – Walk with the weavers and spend time in the place of the gods. The Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters = 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 HeadlinesIndigenous …

Angela Mendoza Martínez

Photo: Angela Mendoza Befriending an artisan means befriending the family … and the town, and ever-widening circles of friends. For those keen on travel and tourism that prioritizes faces as well as places, this page celebrates my (Ron Mader) friendship with Angela Mendoza Martínez, her family, the community of Teotitlán del Valle and many friends. …

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Teatro Alcalá (Used with permission) Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Before that, …