Day of the Dead: Cultural Interchange

“Celebrations like Día de los Muertos are gaining popularity in the U.S. because the spiritual awareness gives integrity to the festivities that have been denuded of spiritual meaning.  The only way to keep the integrity of the holiday is to retain its primary purpose: the unification of the communion of saints and a cheeky nod to death.” -Meghan…

Mexico’s Anton Dvorak

Listening to classical music on the radio, I get transported every time they play Aaron Copeland, Gershwin, or Dvorak’s New World Symphony.  For me, nothing evokes the USA quite as well as music from these geniuses.  (Yes, I know Dvorak was Czech, but honestly–is there anything more evocative than the New World Symphony?)  This got…