During the 6th Festival of Life and Death Traditions, there will be a beautiful collage of rituals, offerings, games, theater productions, dance, music, visual arts, and much more, so we can come to understand the “Child Death ritual” of Hanal Pixan, in an exciting journey through the history and traditions of the Mexican Day of the Dead.
The State of Tabasco will be our special this year and will be bringing over 100 participants to share their offerings, dances, music, folklore, theater, stories and delicious food in honor of the dearly departed.
Three famous Mexican women – Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz, Frida Kahlo and Rosario Castellanos – will be present through a masterful rendition by actress Ofelia Medina in “Mexican Voices”. There will also be a gala concert “The Child Death, a ritual poem”, directed and composed by Jesús Echevarría and accompanied by the Carlos Chávez quartet and world class guest musicians.
A wide spectrum of music from Veracruz, melodies from Michoacán, Chilean rhythms, Tabasco drums and folk guitars will also contribute a cheerful beat to the party and bring young and old to their feet to dance, while Jaramar´s extraordinary voice, accompanied by greatly experienced musicians, will bring us the gift of her song in a special concert.
Plays, dancing, painting, sculpture and chocolate exhibits; visits to the cemetery, visual arts, a ball game, pre-Hispanic dances, clown theater, a children’s and young people’s pavilion, and many artists and exhibitors, will be awaiting with a great variety of activities during four days of celebration.
Come celebrate with us on October 30th and 31st and November 1st and 2nd, starting at 4:00 pm, and enjoy the scents, colors, textures, sounds and flavors of Mexico.
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