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The Poem Of Mio Cid, The Music And Culture of Spain.

Updated on August 29, 2016

Mio Cid,Hero of Spain

Why Mio Cid ? En El Concierto De Aranjuez

Let me make it clear, right from the start,what i want to share in this hub is mainly personal and subjective and is my explanation of why i chose Mio Cid as the username for my hub.So what this hub is about is mutual cultural enrichment through dialogue as different personal perspectives can be shared and brought forth and expand everyones understanding of the impact Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar has had in the cultural identity of the Hispanic people as a whole.First of all i must acknowledge my first encounter with Mio Cid didn't seem to make any greater impression than many other characters one meets in a literature class in high school,but as life goes on and one experiences different stages of success, failure,struggle and maturity certain people who have been part of our life, mostly our parents grandparents other family members,friends,and even some historic characters seem to aquire greater importance as we see them in retrospect.There seems to be no doubt Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar existed as a knight and member of the nobility in the kingdoms of Spain ,and he could. or could have not been as magnificent as his alter ego Mio Cid was, but the poem of Mio Cid is of annonimous author, therefore conceived by the people of his country and his time,both royalty and populace there lyes the first important aspect of the Cid as a unifiyng point for the establishment of a national identity both culturally and socially for the kingdom of spain.His tribulations were great but his achievements and successes were always greater than the obstacles he had to face.Always moving forward determined to remain loyal to both those above him and beneath,wether they would or would not remain loyal to him but expecting always that the truth and what is right will triumph in the end.

Spain,our motherland ,for better or worse a mother none the less .

There are some in America, mainly South America who didn't think the 500 anniversary of the discovery were worth celebrating because of the atrocities committed by the conquerors on the indigenous people who populated the continent at the time of the discovery. There are others who think the discovery should be celebrated and the populace of the subcontinent should be thankful because the conquerors saved the continent from its own barbarism and whatever injustices that may have occurred in the process should be ignored. I believe that in this case as in most of real life, black and white is not the right position to take or explain the events that make world history.Almost all human related issues are most accurately observed to be in the proverbial fifty shades of gray.Yes the conquistadores massacred millions of native americans, but to limit this analysis to be between the two factions aforementioned would be less accurate than to put it in the perspective of man's inhumanity to man.Since the beginning of history the same peoples have been conquerors and conquered , no human group, race or tribe is free from that so to adjudicate any particular group ,race ,tribe or nation with the guilt of being evil and inhuman would be the equivalent of the one finger pointing at them three fingers pointing at us.So in the end, what I have to say is that while we are the sons of Atahualpa,and Tupac Amaru, we are also the sons of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar "The Cid", and Cervantes,Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and queen Isabella of Castile .None of these characters have been perfect, as human as they were they had an impact on future generations and were in a way architects of a culture and a people.


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    • mio cid profile imageAUTHOR

      mio cid 

      5 years ago from Uruguay

      Great link , started listening to that one and conyinued with many more, thanks.

    • peterb6001 profile image

      Peter Badham 

      5 years ago from England

      Tu maestro playing with Estopa, whom were one of the reasons I feel in love with Spanish music.

    • mio cid profile imageAUTHOR

      mio cid 

      9 years ago from Uruguay

      listening to the concierto de aranjuez you can just imagine the great leader in front of a long column of his followers as they leave in exile and banishment


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