Latin American Wing

         THIS PRESENTATION DEVELOPED AS An INGENIOUS WAY TO EDUCATE THE latino AND NON-latino COMMUNITIES IN THE RICH HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA.

               THE LATIN AMERICAN LIVING MUSEUM IS A PROFOUND EXPERIENCE WHERE THE AUDIENCE WILL Engage in THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES. 

AUDIENCES WILL HAVE HUMOROUS INTERACTION WITH HISTORICAL FIGURES SUCH AS...

CHEGUEVERRA- ACTIVIST           ELLEN OCHOA- U.S. ASTRONAUT

FRIDA KAHLO- ARTIST        ANTONIa NOVELLO-U.S. SURGEON GEN.

 ISABEL ALLENDE-WRITER     ROBERTO CLEMENTE-HUMANITARIAN

TITO PUENTE-MUSICIAN             PANCHO VILLA-REVOLUTIONARY

 

 and many others WHO HAVE SHAPED LATIN, AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD.  

“Los Reyes” brings to life the vibrant folklore of the Inca, Mayan, Aztec and Taino cultures in order to bring a sense of unity and understanding between the different Latin American identities.  Latin American art, color, costume and music pervade this presentation. 

Quotes From los reyes

All presentations include student PARTICIPATION.
all Presentations are AVAILABLE in english and spanish 
  1. Imagine that you too are sitting in the great circle under the palm trees, the breeze is blowing, and a storyteller begins to weave a Taino tale from long ago……
  2. IN THE FIRST WORLD there were delicious fruits and vegetables to eat. The Aztecs lived happily in the shade of giant trees. They walked on the mountains and in the valleys but they walked their own ways and forgot the ways of the Great Gods…. Oh Gods! Save us from hunger and thirst!
  3. At its height, the Inca civilization crashed into the European expansion.  And as quickly as Spanish settlement began, the Inca Empire dissolved…
  4. Our Mayan women have known how to struggle for our culture. It's women who preserve the art of weaving; we are the weavers.
  5. In all cultures throughout the world, it is said that we walk in the shadow of the great civilizations. We are united by the common threads of our past ancestors.  
  6. Each cultural history goes beyond contemporary borders. On each face that we encounter, we see our ancestors and remember the stories of our heritage.