El Triunfo. Voices of Mexico. Text and photos by Chico Sanchez

Voices of Mexico, a magazine by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), has published my work in a photo essay titled El Triunfo. Home to a Thousand Wonders.

My images are acompannied by short stories of my reflections on the Reserva de la Biosfera el Triunfo in Chiapas, the home of the Quetzal Resplandeciente bird and refuge for many other species in danger of extinction. To see the publication click here.
Voices of Mexico , revista que publica la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), acaba de sacar un artículo con mis textos y fotografías titulado El Triunfo. Home to a thousand wonders  En el reportaje se ven imágenes acompañados de unos textos donde comparto mis experiencias y reflexiones sobre una visita a la Reserva de la Biosfera el Triunfo en la Sierra Madre de Chiapas, hogar del mítico Quetzal Resplandeciente y refugio de una gran cantidad de especies que se encuentran en peligro de extinción. Para acceder al artículo pincha aquí.
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The Mayan Trumpet. Voice of Earth

Years ago, while playing a didgeridoo on the sidewalks of Mexico´s Playa del Carmen, musician Luis Bernardo Mendez Sanchez wa taken on a magical adventure that lead him to rediscover the same instrument in his own country, in the heart of the Mexican Lacandon forest. An inner voice led him to the Mayan Trumpet, known by its indigenous name "Incus utop chek" or "Tree flower trumpet".

To see the audio-slide show enter this link: www.chicosanchez.com/mayantrumpet

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Here another story about the Mayan Ball Game: http://www.chicosanchez.com/mayanballgame

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The Forgotten Book

Jazmin Castillo Inocente does more than sell books. While choosing and organizing books on the shelves of the "Librero En Andanzas" (Bookseller´s Adventure) in Mexico City, she´s patiently searching for "the forgotten book".

I became interested in doing a story about my favorite used bookstore in the capital´s Roma Sur neighborhood as I discovered objects left behind inside the ones I bought for my self. I was coming into contact with mysterious bits and pieces of other people´s lives. I was intrigued.

I invite you to take a moment to wath my latest audiovisual and see Jazmine´s fascinating world of books. Please enter this link: www.chicosanchez.com/forgottenbook
Jazmin Castillo Inocente does more than sell books. While choosing and organizing books on the shelves of the ¨Librero En Andanzas¨ (Bookseller´s Adventure) in Mexico City, she´s patiently searching for ¨the forgotten book.¨   I became interested in doing a story about my favorite used bookstore in the capital´s Roma Sur neighborhood as I discovered objects left behind inside the ones I bought for myself. I was coming into contact with mysterious bits and pieces of other people´s lives. I was intrigued.  I invite you to take a moment to watch my latest audiovisual and see Jazmine´s fascinating world of books.
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 For more information about this book store enter this link: www.libreroenandanzas.com
 
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The Last Cheessemakers

The Last Cheesemakers is an audio-slide show about Quesos Oliva, an artisan cheese making workshop run by a married couple in the small Andalusian village of Villaluenga del Rosario in the mountains of Spain´s Sierra de Grazalema National Park, in the the province of Cádiz. The town is well known worldwide for its exceptional hand made cheese.

The family run Quesos Oliva operation is the last artisanal and organic cheese making operation in this village. They collect the milk every day by milking their own sheep by hand. They only add curd and salt, staying away from chemicals or industrial additives. Their cheese is maturated 60 days before sold, adhering to a recent law.

Many small artisan cheese makers from Villaluenga have suffered the consequences of new sanitary laws put into effect 13 years ago, making it too expensive to stay open. Thus, the number of small cheese makers have dwindled in number from dozens to just one. Only Quesos Oliva remains.

It´s difficult to understand why it has to be so difficult for artisanal food makers from Spain to get the sanitary permission needed to sell a product that´s 100% natural and healthy, while large, multinational fast food companies obtain the necessary government permissions to sell their products, full of chemicals and additives, that are of questionable health value.

To visit the audio-slide show click here: www.chicosanchez.com/cheesemakers
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Queen Bee. The secret to eternal youth

I want to share a new audio-slide show about the Queen Bee. If you don´t know much about bees, you´ll find the interview with the queen bee breeder fascinating. This is the second time I turn my camera to the bees, because these vital insects are facing a serious decline in their numbers worldwide. I hope this work helps to protect them by creating awareness.

To see this audio-slide show enter this link: www.chicosanchez.com/queenbee 
I want to share a new audio-slide show about the Queen Bee. If you don´t know much about bees, you´ll find the interview with the queen bee breeder fascinating. This is the second time I turn my camera to the bees, because these vital insects are facing a serious decline in their numbers worldwide. I hope this work helps to protect them by creating awareness.
(Photo ©Chico Sanchez-All Rights Reserved)
Interview: queen bee breeder Alejandro García   In pictures: www.puremiel.com

Our destiny is forever linked is another audio-slide show on bees, please click here

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Petenera

Sharing my latest audiovisual about the Petenera Flamenca, a flamenco music style that branches off from the music of Peteneras, folk music with roots in both México and Spain.

The Petenera flamenca has been always surrounded in mystery, and has been one of the richest styles of flamenco music. Some believe it came from the Caribbean in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Other say the name "Petenera" comes from the name of the people who live in Peten, Guatemala. Others see its origins in religious and Gregorian Christian chants. Yet others point to the songs of the Spain´s King Alfonso X "The Wise".

During the 18th century, a female singer from Paterna de Rivera, called "La Petenera", put her signature on the Flamenco Petenera, making it very popular in southern Spain. Today the people from this town are the guardians of this style of flamenco.

To visit the audio-slide show enter this link: www.chicosanchez.com/petenera
Audiovisual about the Petenera Flamenca, a flamenco music style that branches off from the music of Petenera, folk music with roots in both México and Spain.   The Petenera flamenca has been always surrounded in mystery, and has been one of the richest styles of flamenco music. Some believe it came from the Caribbean in Cuba and The Dominican Republic. Others say the name ¨Petenera¨ comes from the name of the people who live in Peten, Guatemala. Others see its origins in religious and Gregorian Christian chants. Yet others point to the songs of the Spain´s King Alfonso X "The Wise."   A female singer from Paterna de Rivera, in Andalusia, put her signature on the Petenera flamenco, making it very popular in southern Spain. Today the people from this town are the guardians of this style of flamenco.
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Crucified Nature

Here I´m sharing with you "Crucified Nature," my latest audio-slide show, the first made with my iPhone, which shows the unnecessary and exaggerated pruning of trees and deforestation in my native Spain.

Spain has suffered intense deforestation the past few decades. The elimination of forests is provoking radical temperature changes, droughts, heavy rains, huge fires and even tornadoes.

Even though severe weather changes should be reason enough to alter our how we farm and stop deforesting, killing trees has increased worldwide. In southern Spain many city and town governments actually promote the seemingly illogical topping off of trees that line the city's streets.

In this report you will hear the words of Miguel Angel Rosales, a forest engineer who specializes in trees, and Alejandro García, a beekeeper and queen breeder.

To watch the audio-slide show click here: www.chicosanchez.com/trees
Here I´m sharing with you "Crucified Nature," my latest audio-slide show, the first made with my iPhone, which shows the unnecessary and exaggerated pruning of trees and deforestation in my native Spain. Chico Sanchez photography
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