Oct. 28, 2017
MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts)
1900 Kane Street
Houston, TX 77007
WHAT: MECA presents Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2017
- Saturday 10/28- 11 am to 7 p.m.
- Sunday 10/29 – 11 am to 7 p.m.
1900 Kane Street Houston
MECA’s Día de los Muertos Festival is a public celebration of Latin American folk art traditions that commemorate family and ancestry.
Festival events include a community ofrenda exhibition, Latin American foods and artisan and artist vendors. The festival will also host live performances of music, dance, and more. Performers include Tamo Junto (Brazilian samba); Más Pulpo (accordion-based gulf coast music); Bayou City Swing (gypsy jazz); Prema Bhat (Indian classical vocal music); Solero Flamenco; Grupo Guemilere (Afro-Cuban music and dance); Harry Sheppard (jazz vibraphones); Ermelinda Cuellar (jazz vocalist); MECA Ballet Folklórico; Mariachi Infantíl de MECA; and Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl will open the festival. The festival is a family-friendly event you don’t want to miss.
MECA invites you to join our annual Día De Los Muertos Festival: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future, on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, from 11 am to 7 pm.
A traditional Latin American holiday, Día de los Muertos honors and celebrates the lives of family and friends who have gone before us. Different countries have their own unique Día de los Muertos traditions. However, the common beliefs of the two-day celebration—traditionally held November 1 and 2, and coinciding with the Christian All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days—are that the dead return home, visit loved ones, and feast on their favorite foods. A playful mockery of death and a reaffirmation of life are demonstrated through music, dance, theater, and visual arts.
MECA’s Día de los Muertos Festival: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future is held at our colorful, art-filled campus located at the nationally recognized historic Dow School in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward—a historic neighborhood located in the Washington Avenue Arts District.
Our Festival is truly a community cultural event, celebrating our ancestors and Latin American traditions. Everybody is invited to join us to learn how various cultures in Latin America commemorate and honor their departed, and connect those customs to their own cultural heritage and traditions.
MECA’s Día de los Muertos Festival: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future is a FREE event and is open to the public. Appropriate for all ages.
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