Tlalnepantla Arts presents

Festival de las Calaveras

Twin Cities Latinx Music + Arts Festival 2021

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"Buscome / La Llorona"

Twin Cities artist Paula Argüello and guitarist Jesus Cedillo (CDMX) recorded this live ofrenda in honor of ((( Dia de los Muertos )))
October 30, 2020

Artist Bios:

Paula Argüello is a conceptualist from Bogotá, Colombia who experiments with various artistic genres, such as Flamenco singing, Hip Hop dance, poetry, and spoken word. Paula is a graduate from McNally Smith College of Music, and has performed in over 50 venues around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, taking her artistic statement and cross-over work to various spaces within the community.

Jesus Cedillo is a guitar player from Mexico City, initiating his love for art and music as a child. He explores the electric guitar through various genres and expressionism. Recent accomplishments include his performance in the Mexican rock band Chabacano (2019), and becoming an official artist of Koloss Guitars (2020), representing the brand in Mexico. Jesus currently composes music for independent films, while studying audio engineering in SAE Institute Mexico.

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"Altar de Muertos"

Poem by Teresa Ortiz

Corazon de los Cielos, Corazon de la Tierra,
Corazon de las Aguas, Corazon de los Vientos
Bendicenos

Orange… pink… yellow… rojo… yosh!
Shinning circles of color cover the heavens competing with the sun
November is the windiest month in the Guatemalan mountains and the round barriletes
take off with extraordinary force,
Peleandose unos con otros por llegar mas rapido,
To reach the souls up above,
To remind the spirits to come down and party with us.

Teresa Ortiz: I am a native of Mexico and an immigrant to Minnesota; a writer, a mother and an educator. I consider myself a very spiritual person who is inspired by life, nature, the earth and the people I love. My poems are personal, descriptive, collective and political; they aim to describe our identity, the land where we live and the lives that have touched my own. I write in Spanish and in English because I want to honor the language of my ancestors and the languages of my children. I am a member of Palabristas Latin@ Spoken Word Collective.

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Featuring graphic design by CHema Skandal #chemaskandal / chemaskandal.org