Isabel & Lissette Mendes with María Patiño

Dance is a powerful tool that brings generations together. This week’s ¡Dímelo, Columbus! features the stories of a mother, daughter, and educator who use Folklore Dance (Baile Folclorico) as a means of exploring and sharing their cultural heritage.Watch the interview with Isabel Mendes, Lissette Mendes, and María Patiño below:


This video features performances from “Mi Tierra Baila” presented by Ohio State and community organization, Folclor Hispano at the Ohio Union on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

For more information on Latin American Folklore Dancing in Columbus, Ohio visit Folclor Hispano’s website.

Special thanks to all members of Folclor Hispano, the Mendes Family, and WOSU!

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