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Oaxaca celebrates 485 years

This April Oaxaca commemorates its 485th birthday with a week-long cultural festival. The festivities begin on Monday, April 24 with the Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales, a gastronomic ...

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    Lila Downs in Concert

    Lila Downs will return to Teatro Macedonio Alcalá on Saturday, May 6 for her annual fundraising concert for the non-profit organisation Fondo Guadalupe Musalem. Fondo Guadalupe Musalem provides ...

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    Byt Band

    Discover more about Oaxacan music as we present a selection of the city’s best local bands.  We’ll start with one of Oaxaca’s most popular groups, Blandas y Tlayudas ...

    On 15/04/2017 / By
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    Celso Piña – The rebel of the accordeon

    The concert was half hour late getting started and the organisation was terrible, but that didn’t really matter. As villagers from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán waited for one of ...

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    CONVIVIO: A Creative Space

    Convivio taken literally means to ‘co-exist’, but in Mexico and Central America the word is often used to refer to an informal get-together or gathering, often involving food. ...

    On 14/06/2016 / By
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    Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca

    Officially opened in 1998, the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (or ethnobotanic garden), was designed by Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo as an alternative to the government’s plan to develop ...

    On 10/02/2016 / By
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    The town of Zaachila was one of the last strongholds of the Zapotec people and is named after Zaachila Yoo, the 14th/15th century Zapotec leader.   While the area ...

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