7 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival

Posted on Oct 19, 2015
7 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival

You may never have attended a cultural event beyond a St. Patrick’s Day parade, so if you are going to Sunday’s Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival, there are a few things you should know beforehand: 1: Dia de Los Muertos is NOT a “Mexican Halloween.” It is a celebration of the lives of those […]

Voces Unidas Performers, Caregivers to Sing at Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival

Posted on Oct 12, 2015
Voces Unidas Performers, Caregivers to Sing at Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival

The human voice often is used to express emotion, but a special group of singers that will perform at this year’s Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival will show that voices also can be a tool to help those who are struggling with communications skills or even the simple act of breathing. Voces Unidas is […]

Festival to Pay Homage to Ayotzinapa 43

Posted on Oct 8, 2015
Festival to Pay Homage to Ayotzinapa 43

Dia de Los Muertos is a time when the lives of those who have passed are celebrated and memorialized. A group of young men will be remembered in a special tribute at this year’s Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival, a free event scheduled 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Steele Indian School Park. […]

Lively ‘son jarocho’ rhythms to bring festival guests to their feet

Posted on Sep 22, 2015
Lively ‘son jarocho’ rhythms to bring festival guests to their feet

The Cultural Coalition is excited to announce that Cambalache, the fiery group of son jarocho musicians from Los Angeles, will entertain visitors to the FREE Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival on October 25, 1 to 6 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park, Central Avenue and Indian School Road. The group appears as a result […]

Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Mikiztli [mee-keesh-tleeh]  and its history can be found tracing far back into Anáhuac, the original name of pre-colonial Meso America. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples had no word for death in the Náhuatl language. We viewed death as a transition from this life to the next, called Mikiztli, a transformation or […]

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Posted on Oct 22, 2016

If you’ve never celebrated Dia de Los Muertos before, or learned about its history you might have some questions about the origin of the holiday. If you’re not a Spanish-speaker, you might even be unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary or traditions of Day of the Dead. Not to fear though! Today we’re answering all […]

Community Spotlight: i.d.e.a. Museum

Posted on Oct 6, 2016
Community Spotlight: i.d.e.a. Museum

This week on the 20th anniversary blog series it only feels right to talk about a community fixture catering to kids and families in Mesa for 38 years, the i.d.e.a. Museum. The i.d.e.a. Museum is known for its ever-changing art exhibitions, hands-on, multi-sensory art projects and its increasing use of technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, […]

El Puentecito Arts Festival at i.d.e.a. Museum Sat Oct 8th!

Posted on Oct 3, 2016
El Puentecito Arts Festival at i.d.e.a. Museum Sat Oct 8th!

Thank you to everyone who attended El Puente Festival at the Tempe Center for the Arts last  Sunday! It was a blast!  Whether you missed El Puente Fest or not, there is still time to get your fix of cultural events for you and your family. This weekend is El Puentecito  Festival, on Saturday Oct […]

El Puente: Sunday, October 2nd: Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
El Puente:  Sunday, October 2nd: Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

This Sunday, October 2nd, Tempe Center for the Arts will be the scene of this year’s El Puente Theatre Festival and Mask Procession. This free event boasts a wide variety of performances, local art, food, mask-making and kids activities. From 2-6 pm you can expect to see free performances including those by Desert Sounds Mariachi […]