Calavera: Lila Downsfeaturing: Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Known as one of Mexico’s greatest singers and cultural ambassadors, the multi-Grammy award winning Mexican-American singer Lila Downs presents CALAVERA – a Día de los Muertos celebration of music, dance, and ritual.
The program will feature ballet folklorico and mariachi. Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is the premiere folk ballet company in Los Angeles. They are celebrating 15 years as a company under the artistic direction of founder, Jose Vences. Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas has established itself as the leading all-female mariachi group in the Southwest. Since their 2001 inception in El Paso, their rich sound and inspiring musicianship is a strong yet elegant statement not typically seen in this traditionally male-dominated art form.
CALAVERA is a community oriented event and audience members are encouraged to come dressed in imaginative Día de los Muertos costumes and make-up, to bring remembrances of their loved ones to share in the celebration, and to become fully immersed in an evening filled with emotions of love, loss, reconnection, and joy.