DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: THE LEGACY OF POSADA

October 9, 2017

 

Día de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever is quickly approaching with a lineup consisting of over 40 amazing musical acts performing across four stages that will blow your mind.

 

This year's Main Stage lineup features Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana and La Chamba.

Alternative music pioneers Aterciopelados will be headlining this year’s main stage with support from none other than local dream pop sweetheart Cuco, acclaimed Mexican singer songwriter Ximena Sariñana and LA’s very own La Chamba, for what promises to be an unforgettable night.

 

Making a stop in their current “Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado” tour across Europe and Latin America, politically provocative surf rockers Aterciopelados will celebrate over 20 years of hits, including “Florecita Rockera”, “Baracunatana”, “Bolero Falaz”, “Caribe Atómico” and “El Estuche"; as well as the release of their latest live DVD.

 

Everyone's favorite heartthrob Cuco, will showcase many of his dreamy melodies, such as his anthemic song “Lo Que Siento”.  “Cuco’s rise suggests that our modern heartthrobs won’t be suave or cynical. Rather than appearing larger than life, they might revel in their realism, a quality that inspires rather than isolates fans.” - LA Weekly

 

 Ximena Sariñana will bring her girl power to this celebration, promising to deliver a glimpse from her upcoming album, as well as unforgettable songs like “Parar a Tiempo”, “Mediocre” and “No Todo Lo Puedes Dar”. 

 

Lastly, L.A.’s beloved La Chamba will bring their unique sound, fusing psychedelic electric guitars and organs with heavy Afro-Latin rhythms (such as cumbia, salsa and rumba) that are sure to get your feet moving.

 

We will also celebrate the 18th anniversary of Hollywood Forever’s Day Of The Dead, playing homage to Jose Guadalupe Posada’s artistic legacy (yes, he is the author of "La Calavera Garbancera", which would later be called "La Catrina" by Diego Rivera), one of Mexico’s most important visionary artists and politically acute activists, a quality relevant to modern times.

 

"We are very excited to celebrate our 18th anniversary, with such unique talent and pay homage to one of Mexico’s most important artists, visionaries and activists."  -Tyler Cassity

 

EVENT FEATURES:

 

A vibrant tradition in the home of Hollywood’s immortals with Aztec blessings and Regional musical dance group dedications. Musical performances by Grammy Award winning recording artists. Over 100 altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones. Hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume. Four stages featuring music and theatrical performances. An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum. A costume contest for the best dressed Calaca (skeleton). A children’s arts project area. Arts and Crafts vendors. Food vendors from around Los Angeles. A presentation of altar winners where judges will select the best altar of each of the following categories: Theme of Event, Traditional Altar and Contemporary Altar. The best of each category wins $3,000.

 

The 18th Edition of the country's Largest Day of the Dead Celebration

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Saturday October 28th, 2017

Tickets on sale at www.hollywoodforever.com

 

 

*Press release courtesy of Criteria Entertainment*

 

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