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Honduras Music

Honduras Music

Honduras music styles vary. Honduran artists play anything from local music, such as the Garifuna punta style, to different Caribbean styles such as merengue, …

Honduras Slang

Honduras Slang

Honduras slang terms have developed over time, and some of these "Hondureñismos" are more commonplace …

Honduran Art – Artists of Honduras

Art – Artists “To make their work, our artists not only use their hands and eyes, they let…

Honduras Food

Honduras has many tasty traditional meals to choose from; however, the country is well known for the typical…

Trujillo Culture

Barrios Cristales is the corner of Trujillo that never sleeps. It’s home to the local Garifuna culture which is well…

Comayagua’s House of Culture

Comayagua’s House of CultureThe House of Culture in Comayagua is an important venue for national artists wishing to exhibit their works. Here pieces are displayed and can be sold to tourists visiting the city. The region of Comayagua is not only a historical place, but a haven in Honduras for artists. Here, many art-loving people are dedicated to […]…

ArtPower! concert at UC San Diego features Honduran musician Aurelio

ArtPower! concert at UC San Diego features Honduran musician Aurelio

There’s a Caribbean breeze blowing in! One need not comprehend the Garifuna language to understand the expression of friendship, humor, longing, love and loss — universal realities of the human…

Honduran guitarist Guayo Cedeño stepped into the limelight the first night of The World Music Expo

Honduran guitarist Guayo Cedeño stepped into the limelight the first night of The World Music Expo

The World Music Expo – is kind of like a traveling SXSW for global music. Mostly an industry affair, with about 2,000 attendees from 100 countries, the five days of…

Utila. Live!

Utila. Live!

The Utila Live! Music Festival proved to be what the organizers had envisioned; music lovers gathering, celebrating, and enjoying their love of live music.

Independence Day in Honduras

Independence Day in Honduras

The clock struck six in the morning and the cannons began to fire off a salvo stirring the hearts of millions of Hondurans as they began the celebration of their independence. For days the whole country had been preparing itself for the big day, thousands of students and citizens of all stations awake starting in […]

United States and Honduras Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Honduras

United States and Honduras Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Honduras

The Department of State is pleased to announce the extension and amendment of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Honduras Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of […]

Day of the “Inocent”

Day of the “Inocent”

In Honduras, December 28 is a day for pranks, equivalent to April Fool’s Day in many countries. Pranks (bromas) are also known as inocentadas and their victims are called inocentes, or alternatively, the pranksters are the “inocentes” and the victims should not be angry at them, since they could not have committed any sin. Media […]

Honduras President Acknowledges National Children’s Chess Champion

Honduras President Acknowledges National Children’s Chess Champion

At the final Council of Ministers meeting for the government of President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, the National Children’s Chess Champion, Alejandro Cerca Amador, was honored. Alejandro Cerca Amador was presented the “Youth 5 Star” (“Jóvenes 5 Estrellas”) award for his achievement as the Honduras National Children’s Chess Champion, and as a bulwark of the Catholic […]

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