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Mexican Identity in the XXI Century (Day of the Dead)

Details:  Wednesday, November 1 at 3:30 PM - 5 PM. 


Perelman Building

2525 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130


This presentation explores the rich spirituality of Aztec dance. After the Spanish unsuccessfully attempted to eradicate the native cultures of Mexico (including their spiritually-powerful dance and music), they decided to mix aspects of Mexican indigenous traditions with their Catholic traditions. Some native Mexican people used this as a way to preserve mystical and spiritual aspects of Mexican indigenous wisdom. This talk explores Mexican identity and culture and also features a short documentary on the contemporary Aztec dance troupe of which Brujo de la Mancha is the founder.

Also, it would be an altar set up.

This altar represents the light of the dead people, (the spirit's needs light to see to come to) and to illuminate the darkness we leave in this country about immigration.

Article | by Dr. Radut