Jun 04 2004

Getting Familiar with Spanish Culture

Published by at 12:00 am under The Spanish Language

Most Americans are not aware that the Spanish-speaking television network, Univision, is the number one rated cable television network in the U.S. Antonio Banderas of Spain is now one of America’s most popular actors. Jennifer López and Selma Hayek, well-known Hispanic actresses, now frequent the covers of People Magazine and the tabloids. Pedro Almodovar is the most celebrated movie producer from Spain.

In literature, Colombian born Gabriel García Márquez (100 Years of Solitude) and Mexican born Octavio Paz (The Labyrinth of Solitude) are two of the most popular and greatly celebrated Spanish Language authors.

Spanish music includes Salsa, Merengue, Tejano, Mariachi, Romántico and Rock en Español. A sampling of well-known artists include: Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Luis Miguel, Maná, Olga Tañón, Mojado, Grupo Límite and Shakira. Some better-known Spanish dances include: the Flamenco, the Bolero, the Tango and the Merengue.

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