Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In their words...

Check out OYE's new video on YouTube!
just follow the link below and hear from Students about their time in OYE!

OYE video 2009


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Poem by OYE Student

This is a poem that one of our students wrote last week, he asked us to place it in the magazine because we wanted others to know how special OYE is to him.
Look below for the translation.

OYE is a beautiful family
Where you laugh and enjoy
OYE has been my best experience
And I will always carry it in my conscience

OYE is the best present
One that you should know to care, value
But more than all know to appreciate it
And carry it in your heart.

OYE is my spring
OYE is my gentile prairie
When you are in OYE
You feel like you are walking on green emeralds.

When in OYE you think
Offense does not matter
When in OYE you speak
you say beautiful words.

OYE is goodness
OYE is charity
OYE is sincerity
OYE is truth

OYE is real
OYE is ideal
Because for mi it's very special

OYE is like a song
Where you write all of your inspiration
OYE is my sensation
OYE is my heart.

OYE will be here
Always for you
OYE is affective
OYE is your friend

OYE is an organization
That listens
To the youth of this country
Who live in a constant battle.

Poem written by
Cesar Augusto Santos


OYE es una Familia Hermosa
Donde se ríe y se goza
OYE ha sido mi mejor experiencia
y eso la llevaré siempre en mi conciencia.

OYE es el mejor regalo
el cual debes saber cuidarlo, valorarlo
Pero sobre todo saber apreciarlo
y en tu corazón cargarlo.

OYE es mi primavera
OYE es mi gentil pradera
Cuando en OYE andas
Sientes que caminas sobre verdes esmeraldas

Cuando en OYE piensas
No valen las ofensas
Cuando en OYE hablas
Dices hermosas palabras

OYE es bondad
OYE es caridad
OYE es sinceridad
OYE es el verdad

OYE es real
OYE es ideal
Porque para mi es muy especial

OYE es como una canción
Donde escribes toda tu inspiración
OYE es mi sensación
OYE es mi corazón.

OYE estará aquí
siempre para ti
OYE es afectivo
OYe es tu amigo.

OYE una organización
OYE escucha
La juventud de un país
Que vive en constante lucha.

Poema escrito por
Cesar Augusto Santos

Cesar and Gustavo at OYE el Ritmo anniversary concert.

Check out the septimber issue for more poetry by Cesar.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Festival de la Baleadas

This year OYE volunteer, Melissa Quijada, held the first annual Festival de La Baleada.

The baleada is a typical Honduran food that was invented in the northern coast of Honduras. It is a widely celebrated and delicious dish. Thus the perfect image for Melissa's event. Who’s' goal is to create events the uplift Honduran culture, music and art. There was local art, food, incredible local musical talent such as: DayZ, Montuca Sound System, Lita Garifuna, JCD y Franoman, eating competitions and much more! It was a huge success and OYE was there to take part in it all...

Staff and Students set up the OYE booth before heading out to enjoy the festivities. In the booth we shared information about OYE, sold t-shirts and magazines.

This is the 2009 slogan, Mi voz es Poder- My voice is power. On the back of the shirt all of OYE's program logo's are displayed.

This shirt sold like hot baleadas! On the back is says, "Con Huevos, Porfa." OYE left the events with only a handful left so if you are interested check back in about three week!

OYE staff and Students also made this photo op for people to remember the concert and OYE.

This is during one of the many baleada themed competitions that happened throughout the night. Check out OYE's two star representatives, Amer and Ruben were mere bites away from winning the whole competition!

Montuca Sound System stole the show with their smooth fusion reggae style.

Sandra gettin' real with JDC.

This event was a huge success. We are so proud to have been a part of it and can't wait to dance it out at the second annual Festival de la Baleada!