Mexican Day of the Dead
October 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free and open to all!
Join Pelham Art Center for its highly popular Day of the Dead Folk Art celebration. Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the history of one of Mexico’s richest traditions through performances, followed by an all-ages art workshop.
The first performance is a traditional Veracruz dance, “La Morena,” performed by 14 year old Perla Perez and 16 year old Fatima Cruz.
The second performance is a traditional Nahualt dance “La Xochipitzáhuatl” performed by six girls ages 5 to 12. Dance La Xochipitzáhuatl (the mystical flower of the mother Earth) from Oaxaca, Mexico also know for the ribbon dance. When the arrival of the Spanish conquistador, renamed the name to, Holy Mother. Which the Mexican community knows her as virgen Guadalupe or Tonantzin. This traditional ancient aong (Náhuatl) it’s perform in many holidays and festivals like in the state of: Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Puebla, Querétaro, Morelos, Oaxaca. It’s played by three instruments violin, Mexican guitar, jarana guitar.