Mariachi singer Edna Vazquez, featured in our November issue, will soon resume her quest for glory on Spanish-language TV. But before she flies away, Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba acclaim) has coaxed her to share her traditional flair with the denizens of hipster haunt Holocene. She’ll headline a night that promises to be filled with seasonal skeleton pageantry and ritual Catholic reverence, as well as a parade procession coordinated by Wanderlust circus. Here’s the official announcement from Bambosa Presents:
Day of the Dead celebration
We are all meeting at the Sunnyside Elementary at sundown 5:30pm. Come dressed in black and paint your face like the a skeleton to honor the dead. Bring your candles, sugar skulls, and a picture of your loved ones who have passed away. It will be wise to bring umbrellas just in case it rains that evening! Mariachi Azteca de Oro will be leading the procession at 6pm down the sidewalks of Belmont
We will be walking to the Holocene on 10th and SE Morrison where we will then display our offerings on the altar.
A group of Aztecs will be opening up the ceromony with a special traditional dance dedicated for el dia de los muertos, honoring all of the four elements.
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