Dancers Praying For And To Honor Elders Who Have Passed On
Napa, California – Dancers are celebrating La Veintena para honrar nuestros mayores (honoring our elders who have passed on). Falling leaves in Autumn remind us that everything is mortal and will die. This dance and ceremony are part of the month long Dia de los Muertos, which is a Mexican holiday Many of the names below and the names of the dance groups are in the Nahuatl (Aztec language). more to come soon…
the boy is playing the little huehuetl (one piece comes from trunk of tree), Rio is playing Ocarina (Aztec flute) in front of her is Teponaztli (horizontal drum), Matlazeilzcuintli from Guerrero, Mexico is playing larger huehuetl
Amanda Ayala dances for Coyolxahuqui (on left), Tlazolteotl Pipil dances for Nanahuatzin.
Alex Garcia from dance group Inxochitl Incuicatl (flower and song) from Berkeley, Ca
Dancers from dance groups Nanahuatzin, Kia Ketzalli, Inlakech, Ehekatl, Xantotl, Yaocuahutli, Coyolxahuqui dance around alter
Pictures by Arthur Jacobs
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