Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions …History is stories of our common past…

Haciendas in México

Haciendas, large all-inclusive agriculture estates or plantations developed in México beginning with land grants to Spanish conquistadors and settlers in the 16th and 17th centuries. With independence from Spain in 1820 through their break-up with land reform after the Mexican revolution in the 1920’s they were a great and diverse source of wealth to the

Mariachi Music

    Guadalajara Jalisco is the home of the mariachi.  A musical form dating to the 19th century, mariachi music melds the instrumentations of the European colonials with rural Mexican and hacienda culture.  Evolving from son jalisquense, the mariachi group consists principally of two violins, a harp, and various guitars.  Representing the rural and hacienda