Connect-- across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Make a Latino Connection.
La Casa de Español: Regent's Spanish Residential Language Community
Do you enjoy learning new languages or speaking in a foreign language? Do you enjoy learning about foreign cultures and different historical traditions? Do you welcome a challenge that you know will shape and change you for the better? If so, then you may want to consider getting to know the students involved in Regent University's Spanish Residential Language Community Program, directed by Dr. Frieda Brinkmann
Connect with Latinos through their music
Most Latino music is empowering, happy, and hope-filled, the very personality traits you'll find within the Latino community. Willy Chirino's Pa'lante encourages you to keep moving forward and Celiz Cruz tells you that you've got to live your life singing because God is by your side. In the two video clips below, you can sing along with Willy Chirino [click here to see the lyrics of in Spanish]. Here is the English translation to Willy's song.
Celia's video has the song's lyrics in both English and Spanish.
Connect with Latinos through their movies
Family is a strong thread throughout the Latino culture and both Tortilla Soup and Under
the Same Moon bring that out. Under the Same Moon "tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite." Tortilla Soup is the story of, "a Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters who has lost his taste for food but not for life."
Connect with Latinos through their food
Latino cooking is often a social event, one where several members of the family get together to cook and talk and laugh while preparing the various Latino dishes. 1.5 minutes into the intro to the Cooking Latino video below, check out the caldero, the silver-colored cast iron cooking pot with its lid. A caldero is an essential cooking equipment in most Latino households, used to cook rice, meats, and soups. The second video will teach you how to cook Arepas Venezolanas, as prepared by a Real Home Chef, Doña Alba de Quijada for Cooking Latino and produced by Bersaida Vega.
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