Celebrate Día de Los Muertos with a Day of the Dead festival at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 4-10 p.m. The free signature Día de los Muertos extravaganza returns this year as a tribute to the late Sam Z. Coronado.
Sam Z. Coronado, a beloved fixture in Austin’s Latino arts community, passed away in November 2013. His legacy continues through the Serie Project, his nonprofit organization, and has served as a gateway to the arts for hundreds of Latino artists for the last twenty years. Earlier this year, the ESB-MACC renamed the Main Gallery after Coronado, and the Center will honor him further with an exhibit of his Día de los Muertos silkscreen prints and a specially constructed altar by artist Mary Jane Garza.
Live music will be provided by the talented El Tule, Trampia, La Rondalla de Austin, Brass Band with Felipe Borrero and Danza Azteca Chichimeca. Austin-based music group El Tule is known for its high energy live shows and its unique blend of cumbia, merengue, salsa and reggae. Trampia’s smooth beats won him two Austin Music Awards for best hip hop, and the ESB-MACC welcomes him back for his second Día de los Muertos performance. Brass Band with Felipe Borrero will also perform, along with the ESB-MACC’s own La Rondalla de Austin and a traditional dance by Austin’s Danza Azteca Chichimeca.
The event begins at 2 p.m. with CMACA’s artist market, where local artists and vendors will have their wares for sale. Community altars will also be on display both in the Community Gallery and outside. At 4 p.m., the classic car and bike show and the family arts activities (for a small fee) will begin. The event ends at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit the event page, call Linda Crockett at 512-974-3789, or e-mail her.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, TX 78701
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