Monday, October 6, 2008

Bolivia, Mexico on display at Celebration of Cultures

From The Tennessean:
As a recording played traditional Andean music of flutes and recorders, Juan Canedo pointed out different cities and regions with Bolivia. "We want to show the diversity within our own country but also the diversity within our communities in Nashville," he said. "We are reaching out to our own Hispanic community in Nashville because of its diversity."

A performance by Danza Azteca La Guadalupe highlighted the afternoon. The dancers recreated a Mexican tradition of using Aztec costumes and steps to commemorate the Dec. 12 day of the Lady of Guadalupe, which celebrates the appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1531 near what is now Mexico City.

Through an interpreter, dancer Sergio Salazar said performing reminds him of his culture and his ancestors.
Photo by Kyle Jones. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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