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The Day of the Dead, as it's celebrated in Mexico is the subject of this archive edition of Radio Curious, in conversation with Gregorio Luke, the cultural attache of the Republic of Mexico in 1997.
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
Most countries in the world send ambassadors to talk about and promote what their country is like and to carry on political affairs between and along other nations. These ambassadors often have assistants known as “cultural attaches.” They bring and share their nation’s culture, history and the folklore with their host countries.
The cultural event known as Halloween in the United States, is celebrated annually on November 1st as the Day of the Dead in Mexico and other Latin American Counties.
In 1997 Radio Curious invited Gregorio Luke, the cultural attache from the Republic of Mexico based in Los Angeles, California, to our studios when he was the Consul for Cultural Affairs. His job at that time was to broaden the Mexican cultural presence in the United States.
Our conversation began when I asked Gregorio Luke to describe the cultural gaps he sought to bridge in presenting Mexican and to tell us about the Day of The Dead.
The book Gregorio Luke recommends is ”The Crystal Frontier,” by Carlos Fuentes.
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