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¡Olé! Flamenco

¡Olé! Flamenco
By George Ancona

FLAMENCO—it’s singing, it’s dancing, it’s guitar playing! It’s an exciting, expressive art form that has evolved over hundreds of years.

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we meet Janira Cordova, who is studying flamenco. The students in her dance company, Flamenco’s Next Generation, are eager to learn the tools of their art: how to move their hands, arms, feet, and bodies to the rhythms of the songs and music. When it is finally time to perform at Santa Fe’s annual Spanish Market, the young dancers can’t wait to get onstage and showcase their skills. As the singing, music, and clapping surround the dancers, Janira’s arms and hands flow through the air. Her skirt whirls. Her feet stamp the floor. Her dancing expresses her joy as she proudly carries on the colorful tradition of flamenco.

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July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Moor’s Last Stand


The Moor’s Last Stand:
How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

by Elizabeth Drayson

I wanted to show why his life matters – and the meanings it now has at this time of extreme tension between the west and the Islamic states.

The last Muslim King in Spain

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May 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A carpet frays from the edges…

…but the carpet of Muslims Al Andalus frayed from the very center

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April 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

M is for Marrakech

M is for Marrakech
M is for Marrakech

by Dr. Tamara PIzzoli, illustrated by Phil Howell

M is for Marrakech is a vibrant alphabet book that highlights cities around the globe in a fun and funky vintage poster inspired style. Short blurbs are provided for each fascinating place, providing readers with visually stimulating content that hopefully inspires them to find out more.

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March 1, 2015 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Snowflake: The White Gorilla

Snowflake

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January 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A mi burro


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January 17, 2013 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Dali and the Path of Dreams

by Anna Obiolis

Once upon a time, there was a little boy whose name was Salvador, though everyone called him Salvi. What Salvi liked most of all was to run barefoot along the beach with his hoop. One afternoon, as he was playing in the waves, he noticed something gleaming under the water. Looking closer, he saw it was a key that the sea had left there. Without thinking twice, Salvi popped it in his pocket. Then, wondering what the key might be for, Salvi hopped up on to his long-legged elephant and let his imagination lead the way…

March 25, 2011 at 5:05 am Leave a comment

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