Friday, October 6, 2017

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS returns to Hollywood Forever October 28th 2017

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund
Aterciopelados Colombian rock group headliner Oct.28 (Photo:VEVO)
                      For the 18th year in a row,  DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS  returns to Hollywood Forever October 28th 2017.     This year’s headlining acts include alternative rock pioneers  Aterciopelados, Mexican  singer songwriter indie  Ximena Xariñana , dream pop super hero  Coco and local juggernaut  La Chamba.

(Left) Tyler Cassity

             Hollywood Forever Cemetery will celebrate the  18th anniversary of Hollywood Forever’s Day Of The Dead homaging Jose Guadalupe Posada’s artistic legacy, the author of "La Calavera Garbancera", which would later be called "La Catrina" by Diego Rivera), one of Mexico’s most important visionary artists and politically acute activists.

"We are very excited to celebrate our 18th anniversary, 
with such unique talent and pay homage to one of Mexico’s most important artists visionaries and activists."  said 
-Tyler Cassity

Performances by
Pasion de Mi Tierra, Folklorico dance company has been delighting audiences all over California. Their Pasion’s mission is to maintain, expose, and share the rich cultural traditions of Mexican folk dance.

Making a stop in their current “Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado”
tour across Europe and Latin America, politically provocative surf rockers   Aterciopelados  will celebrate over 20 years of hits, including “Florecita Rockera”, “Baracunatana”, "Bolero Falaz”, “Caribe Atómico” and “El Estuche"; as well as the release of their latest live DVD.

Everyone's favorite heartthrob CUCO ,  will showcase many of his dreamy melodies, such a his anthemic song ”Lo Que Siento”.  
 Ximena Sariñana  will bring her girl power to this celebration, promising to deliver a glimpse from her upcoming album, as well as unforgettable songs like “ Parar a Tiempo”,“Mediocre” and “No Todo Lo Puedes Dar”. 

  L.A.’s own  La Chamba  will bring their unique sound, fusing psychedelic electric guitars and organs with heavy Afro-Latin rhythms (such as cumbia, salsa and rumba) that are sure to get your feet moving!
DJ performances by LA's own vinyl spinning all-female collective
Chulita Vinyl Club.
The Tamale Shoppe
Ilegal Mezcal drinks and PEZ Cantina dishes

 Historical roots of El Dia de Los Muertos celebration go back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America of the indigenous people, especially the Nahua, and others native to Mexico more than 3000 years.
Indigenous people believed that the souls did not die, that they continued to live in Mictlan (Place of death) a special place for them to finally rest.
On the Day of the Dead, tradition holds that the dead return to earth to visit their living relatives. It is also believed that even if these relatives can’t see them, they can feel them.
It’s a way to come to terms with our mortality and become aware of the cycle of life and death.

Romega Taqueria
Esterella Jalisco beer
DropDeadGorgeous artists makeup team

A vibrant traditional procession in the home of Hollywood’s Immortals 
with traditional Aztec blessings and Regional Musical-Dance group dedications.
Musical performances by Grammy Award winning recording artists.
100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones.
Hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume.
Four stages featuring music and theatrical performances.
An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum.
A costume contest for the best dressed Calaca (skeleton).
A children’s arts project area.
Arts and Crafts vendors.
Food vendors from around Los Angeles.
- Presentation of Altar winners - 
The judges will select the best altar of each of the following categories: 
Theme of Event, Traditional Altar and Contemporary Altar 
– The best of each category wins $3,000!
The 18th Edition of the Country's 
Will Take Place in Los Angeles
on Saturday October 28th, starting noon to midnight.
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA
 Tickets, parking and full schedule of performers:

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