All posts tagged: Peoples / Povos

Hill Tribes / Tribos das Montanhas

English: HILL TRIBES The diversity of ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia is fascinating. Outnumbered and hidden behind populous ethnic majorities, like the Han in china or the Kinh in Vietnam, these tribal groups have endured and survived pressures of assimilation, flourishing within their communities for centuries, preserving and developing their identities, languages and customs. The genealogy of these peoples doesn’t recognise modern country borders. The lineage of language and DNA show thriving adaptable and evolving cultures spattered throughout Southeast Asia’s landscape. Some good examples of these are found in China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar (苗族, ແມ້ວ ມົ້ງ, H’Mông, แม้ว ม้ง, မုံလူမျိုး). Youth and women play a vital role in the cohesion of these societies.   Português: TRIBOS DAS MONTANHAS A diversidade de minorias étnicas no sudeste asiático é fascinante. Em menor número e ofuscados por detrás de maiorias étnicas populosas como os Han na China ou Kinh no Vietnam, estes grupos tribais resistiram e sobreviveram pressões de assimilação. Prosperaram dentro das suas comunidades durante séculos, preservando e desenvolvendo as suas identidades, línguas e costumes. …

Andalusians / Andaluzes

English: ANDALUSIANS Tartessos, Romans and Moors. These are some of the peoples that populated the Andalusian region of Spain. The Moors left a rich influence in cooking, agriculture and architecture. The assimilation of Moorish culture by Christians is central to the history of Andalusia. But like no other people the ‘Gitanos’ have influenced the Andalusian character the most. Its influence created a unique variant of integration of the Indo-Aryan migration that started from northern India over a thousand years ago. There is a depth in the Andalusian soul where elements of north Africa and south Asia blend with Iberian traits creating one of the most unique regional characters of Europe. A tri-continental symbiosis of genes, culture and way of life.   Português: ANDALUZES Tartessos, Romanos e Mouros. Estes são alguns dos povos que povoaram a região da Andaluzia em Espanha. Os Mouros deixaram uma grande influência na cozinha, agricultura e arquitetura. A assimilação da cultura mourisca pelos cristãos é de importância central na história da Andaluzia. Mas mais do que qualquer outro povo os ‘Gitanos’ …

Artisans Angkor

English: ARTISANS ANGKOR Empowering people with their own means of raising their quality of life is a sustainable form of development. When an enterprise does that and also revives ancient crafts and skills it becomes a transformative process that dignifies local culture and contributes to a much more diversified and interesting ‘global village’. Learn and get inspired with Artisans Angkor. Stone sculptors, weavers, silk painters, woodcarvers, silversmiths… meeting these Cambodian artisans completes the full experience of a visit to Cambodia’s World Heritage Angkor complex. It’s Khmer culture alive in the 21st century. These Cambodian artisans prove that is possible to be ancient in a modern world.   Português: ARTISANS ANGKOR Potencializar pessoas com meios próprios para elevar a sua qualidade de vida é uma forma de desenvolvimento sustentável. Quando um empreendimento alcança esse resultado e ao mesmo tempo revitaliza competências artísticas e artesanais antigas torna-se num processo transformativo que contribui para uma ‘aldeia global’ muito mais diversificada e interessante. Aprenda e inspire-se com Artisans Angkor. Escultores da pedra, tecelões, pintores da seda, entalhadores de madeira, …

Kangding Kids / Crianças de Kangding

English: Han Chinese and Tibetan kids in an end of school celebration in the town of Kangding, in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The youth of two ancient and distinct cultures and peoples in the crossroads of Old Tibet and China’s Sichuan province. Português: Crianças Han Chinesas e Tibetanas numa celebração do fim do ano letivo na cidade de Kangding, na Região Autônoma Tibetana de Garzê. A juventude de duas culturas e povos milenares distintos, no cruzamento do Velho Tibete e da província Chinesa de Sichuan.