Essay About My Cultural Identity

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What is my cultural identity? As an American, I am Mexican because of my religion. As an American, I am Mexican because of the food I eat. As an American, I am Mexican because of the music I listen too. I describe myself as mostly Mexican because my family’s cultural identity comes from the culture of Mexico city. I am also an American citizen because I was born in Beloit, Wisconsin in the United States. My family are consider aliens to Americans but I feel like I am the one who is an alien that does not belong on either side of cultures. The rosary, tamales, and music are all key points to my realization of my true cultural identity. My rosary represents my culture and me. This rosary was made by my grandmother who is…show more content…
The song starts with an accordion playing, adding shakers and drums. Later combining the trombone and guitars, creating marvelous cumbia music. Los Ángeles Azules are a group of musicians and vocalist playing cumbia sonidera music. Cumbia originally came from Colombia but my culture has tweaked it by adding modern Mexican music effects from the 1950’s through 2000’s. The synthesizer was popular and it was the instrument that created a lot of modern Spanish music of Mexico. “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” by Los Ángeles Azules was one of the greatest contemporary songs in Mexico. The disk reached number five on the Mexican regional music charts, automatically becoming a cultural classic hit. It is my favorite song because anyone who is somewhat Latino will recognize the song and start dancing cumbia. The song lyrics talks about how a man could never forget this special girl because of the love they share. “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” by Los Ángeles Azules touched the hearts of Latinos all around the world. The songs deeper message is that people share memories and those memories will never perish. The song “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” by Los Ángeles Azules is an important part of my cultural

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