When: Sunday October 16th, 2011, 12-5 p.m.
Where: NW Corner of 51st Avenue and Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ
Dia de La Raza, or “Day of the People,” is a holiday celebrated around Latin America on Oct. 12th, the same day the United States recognizes as Columbus Day. Dia de La Raza celebrates Mexican indigenous traditions, as well as the mestizo and U.S. indigenous people who have contributed to the prosperity of the Americas. Through art, music and culture, this festival will bring together diverse stakeholders to empower a marginalized community faced with a lack of civic engagement.
The Cultural Coalition, a co-sponsor of the event, will present “La Mascarada,” a performance portraying the uniqueness of the Mexican/Chicano tradition as it pertains to “Día De Los Muertos.” Featuring: Yolloincuauhtli Aztec Dancers, Jaleo Latin Music, Opendance and Primavera Ballet Folklorico. Other entertainment includes DJs, rappers, indigenous and folkloric dancers, mariachis and break dancers. Also on schedule are A Low Rider Car Show, interactive games, and Chicano art exhibition.
The event is open and free to the public. A Multigenerational experience that includes sponsors such as: Prensa Hispana, Cartwright School District, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, D-Zone, and the Arizona Cruisers Association.