The Illustrative History of Lotería

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En Casa Con LA Plaza is a video series which features Mexican American and Latino culture through cooking demos, performances, lectures and events for kids.

Title: En Casa Con LA Plaza: Canciones de las Américas
Presented by: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Originally Published: May 2020
Hosted by: Abelardo de la Peña Jr.
Guest: Dr. Gloria Arjona, lecturer at CalTech and cultural entertainer.

In this edition, Dr. Gloria Arjona gives a lively and entertaining introduction to one of México’s most popular board games, Lotería. She’ll explore its origins in medieval Italy and connection to the ancient Mesoamerican board game, Patolli. Enjoy a game Lotería following the presentation!

About LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
LA Plaza is an institution of stories that makes known the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the past, present, and future of Los Angeles.

About the Series
En Casa Con LA Plaza is a video series from LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, hosted by Abelardo de la Peña Jr. The thrice-weekly series offers a wide variety of programs, from cooking demos and performances to lectures and events for kids.


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