The soprano María Reyna becomes the image of the National Lottery tickets

María Reyna appears with the typical clothing of the Ayuujk (Mixe) culture in the National Lottery tickets that from June 9 to 15 can be purchased in the national wallets, within the framework of the project “Living Cultures, carried out by the National Institute of Languages Indigenous (INALI) to revalue the 68 indigenous languages ​​of the country.

There are five tickets with photographs of the Mixe soprano that spread throughout the country, and the intention, in addition to winning a prize, is to spread this Oaxacan culture from the language as a root of the original peoples of Mexico.

The soprano has pointed out that being the image of the Ayuujk culture is a ‘pride’, since she has done it through the language for 10 years through what she knows how to do, sing as part of her project called Opera Mixe, a classical music show, jazz.

“I think it has been a blessing to be able to be on these bills, I would never have imagined it, that motivates because it means that my ayuujk culture is strengthened and revalued every time.”

Reyna was born in Santa María Tlahutoltepec Mixe in the northern highlands of Oaxaca, she recognizes that language and music are elementary for cultural persistence.

It is worth mentioning that she is the only Oaxacan woman who has her own genre, because she has fused opera with another rhythm, for which she is recognized in many places for her creativity and talent.

“Canto a la root” is the project currently headed by María Reyna to promote the 68 mother languages ​​of Oaxaca and for this, she makes capsules telling the importance of the language, its speakers and the whole culture as identity.

“What we want with this project that we started in 2021, is that the 68 native languages ​​continue to live, we also tell how the languages ​​that are in decline are found, with the sole intention of strengthening them, we believe that a language is the essence of identity, and with its sounds it is the strength of the peoples, that is why we defend it ”.

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