Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe Videos 1: Nican Mopohua

In 12 days, we will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. In preparation, I've been trolling the Web looking for music videos on this subject to share. There are thousands of course, but I am not looking for the slick ones by famous singers like Marc Antonio Solis. Instead, I am looking for ones that fit the theme of this blog, a church with the poor.

This first video is interesting because it is sung in both Spanish and Nahuatl, the indigenous language in which the Nican Mopohua ("Here it is told"), the account of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Tepeyac, was written. We are including it because it highlights the mestizaje in Mexican culture and Catholicism.

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