Honoring los Muertos with Dance & Music
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Traditionally during Día de los Muertos, families gather at cemeteries to clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones. Musicians will visit cemeteries as well and honor the departed by performing directly to los muertos. To commemorate this tradition, the Oct. 30 program will feature dance performances from Ballet Nepantla Dance Company and local artist Veronique Medrano. The South Texas Conjunto Association will also provide a playlist of Conjunto regional music from some of the best talent the Rio Grande Valley has to offer.
Ballet Nepantla was founded in 2017 by Andrea Guajardo and Martín Rodríguez. The dance company fuses contemporary dance with Mexican folklórico, and explores the new interpretative ways of delving into cultural and historical “in-between-ness.”
Medrano is a Regional Mexican & South Texas Country Americana Recording Artist with three full-studio albums: “Lotería,” “Mi Año Dorado,”and “Encantadora.” Currently working on her upcoming fourth record, Medrano continues to trailblaze in the field of digital media through art, publishing, video game streaming, blogging and more.
The South Texas Conjunto Association’s mission is to preserve and promote the heritage of Conjunto regional. They currently air the Acordeones de Tejas TV Show on Azteca 5.2 Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.
The program will broadcast on facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. The program will be available for public access on the Museum’s Facebook page and website at www.mosthistory.org. For more information, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911.