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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: Carnaval de los Muertos

Posted on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM


Founded in 1974 by a diverse group of 15 artists, URBAN-15 creates educational programs, events, and performances dedicated to music, movement, and media. Annually, the nonprofit puts an Afro-Caribbean spin on Día de los Muertos with Carnaval de los Muertos, a lively drum and dance performance modeled after elaborately costumed festivals including Brazil’s Carnival (six days of rhythmic revelry rooted in the pagan festival of Saturnalia). Performed by members of the troupe Carnaval de San Anto — an ensemble that debuted at Fiesta in 1987 and has gone on to perform at the presidential inaugurations of Clinton, Bush, and Obama — the procession channels the spirits of José Guadalupe Posada’s La Calavera Catrina and other Day of the Dead icons via skeletal face-paint and deathly attire.Free; 7:45pm Thu, Nov 1; Instituto Cultural de Mexico, 600 HemisFair Park, (210) 227-0123; Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here:



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