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CALA Dia de Los Muertos Festival/Phx 10.28.2012

Ceremony and dance

Community invited to  CALA and

Cultural Coalition celebrate El  Día de Los Muertos

with heavy metal mariachi, Aztec dancers,

and arts mercado.

The 1st CALA Día de los Muertos Festival/Phx features the traditional Latino/Indigenous artistic expressions of Ehecatl Aztec Dancers, as well as innovative musical experiences of Metalachi, a heavy metal mariachi group from Los Angeles,  featuring violin player Quetzal Guerrero in its line-up of exciting entertainment for the whole family.

The Día de los Muertos Festival/Phx  is free and open to the public, and will feature local Latino artists selling their artwork, children’s art and crafts activities, crafts and ethnic food booths, and folklore dance troupes performing in the heart of Phoenix,  including Primavera Ballet Folklorico, Opendance, Ballet Folklorico Ollin Yoliztli and Jaleo Music.

“This tradition has cross-cultural appeal. Its philosophy of celebrating life and not fearing death is comforting to many other cultures.  American society has embraced and assimilated the beautiful aspects of Day of the Dead,”says Carmen de Novais, executive director of Cultural Coalition