quitapenas

OLMECA y QUITAPENAS in BOYLE HEIGHTS!

YOYO! Come check us out as we rock alongside OLMECA

The event will raise funds to support the continued legal effort in the defense of students in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program. These funds will help primarily to pay for legal expenses, which will include attorneys’ fees, court filings, litigation costs, or other legal fees.

**If you cannot attend the event, you can still contribute by mailing donations to the address below:

Make payable to:

Save Ethnic Studies Defense Fund

Mail to:

Save Ethnic Studies
307 S. Convent Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO!!!

QUITAPENAS - QUE TE PASA

Video by Shireen Alihaji

Nuevas pulseras “QUITAPENAS”

cuenta la leyenda (guatemala) que cuando una persona no puede dormir debido a sus problemas, puede contárselos a su muñequito “quitapenas” y guardarlo bajo la almohada antes de acostarse, asi el muñeco se preocupará por ellos en ves de TI, permitiéndoTe dormir tranquilamente.

Despertaras sin problemas por que se los habrá quedado tu pulsera. ♥ ♥

——-  new “WORRY DOLLS” bracelets legend says (Guatemala) that when you can´t sleep because of your problems, you can tell all the problems to the “worry doll” and put it under the pillow before bed, so the doll will care for them instead of you, allowing you to sleep peacefully .
Wake up without problems, with your “worry dolls” bracelet. ♥ ♥
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Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman y QUITAPENAS in a parking lot jam session after the HUE FESTIVAL in COACHELLA! #CUMBIA #aynomasTambor

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QUITAPENAS - Más Tropical (official video)

From my project based on traditional dolls and figures from around the world, this illustration is inspired by Guatemalan Worry Dolls.

Worry Dolls (muñecas quitapenas) are tiny dolls traditionally made in Guatemala. They were originally created to relieve worrying. According to folklore, when a person is kept awake by worries, they can tell the worry to the dolls. The dolls are placed under a pillow and take over worrying on behalf of the person, allowing them to sleep peacefully. The dolls take the worries away during the night so that in the morning, the person wakes up without the worries.

[zaraillustrates.com]