Nosotros poco a poco hemos ido aprendiendo la lengua mexica, tenochca, o azteca, o el nahuatl que es como se le llama originalmente.
Se lee la consigna de Cuauhtemoc donde dice Tona ye motlati, tona yez polihui, ihuantzin tlalohuayan notizcate mati mati inhualan quizaqueh in tlahuiqui, in talhuicayo in Mexica.
Since 1978 when workmen accidentally discovered the base of the Mexica sacred pyramid, the Templo Mayor has become a focal point for the resurgence of interest in Nahua history and cultures.
The relatively new enforcement of a law that prohibits street vendors (ambulantes) from lining the streets of Mexico City's historic district has left wide-open spaces leading into the zocalo, the enormous plaza that once was the Mexica ceremonial center and now is a community space for cultural, political, and religious events.
En el muy alla, lo lejos de nuestro torrente sanguineo, nuestra genetica pues queda un poco de lo que es nuestra herencia de los antiguos mexicanos, pero puramente un mexica, un azteca escasamente, no existe.
The current tradition includes both the traditionally rural--yet now increasingly urban--conchero dance practice (those who use a stringed armadillo shell and have adapted some outward signs of Catholicism) as well as the more recent Mexica dancers, who have rejected European influences and insist on allegedly pre-conquest genealogies and practices.
Both conchero and Mexica groups increasingly perform across cultures, ethnicities, and modern national borders.
The recent identification of some Mexican mestizos and Mexican Americans with a Mexica (and pre-Hispanic) legacy has spurred the creation of a separate, although parallel, movement known as Mexica dancers or culturales who seek legitimacy through the creation of a new cultural phenomenon they call "Mexicanidad" (Rostas 191-208).
Since mid-colonial times, the founding of Tenochtitlan in 1325 and Mexica heritage have been reinterpreted in order to create foundational narratives, first for Spanish creoles and later for 19th and 20th century nation-building projects.
He interprets the movement primarily as a cultural phenomenon linked intimately to the creation of ethnic identity, which he defines as a rejection of mestizo as Catholic and the embracing of a reconstructed Mexica cosmology.
3) For clarity, I use the term conchero dance in general and Mexica dance for the newer group, and Aztec dance to refer to both groups.