Opening Ceremony Blog – Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma

A reminder that artistry is beautiful and transcendent. From Spike Jonze: The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy. –Spike Jonze,http://www.openingceremony.us/entry.asp?pid=3238

Dia de la Revolucion

Back in November, I happened to be in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) during the Dia de la Revolucion festivities.  Here’s what I saw.                          

Street Art in Buenos Aires

All around Buenos Aires, you stumble across huge murals – each with a unique voice and subject.   If you happen to be in the city, Graffitimundo does an excellent tour…                          

Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo is an association of Argentine mothers whose children were the desaperacidos during the military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983. Beginning 10 years ago, these women would regularly meet in the Plaza de Mayo, each wearing a head scarf with her vanished child’s name. Now every week, they continue to march.  And each week, portenos young and old as well as tourists from near and far bear witness to their protest.

Las Pampas

Gauchos are the cowboys of the pampas.  In the estancias of San Antonio de Arecas, outside of Buenos Aires, you can still see some of the gaucho traditions.