Celebration of the Days of the Dead at AUC

01Nov2018 19:00 - 21:30

Lecture

The celebration of the Days of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican tradition, combining the Pre-Hispanic tradition of honouring the dead with Spanish influences of the Catholic Church. Throughout Mexico and in other parts of the world, Mexicans remember their departed on 1 November and 2 November.

This blended (mestizo) cultural celebration is recreated annually at AUC and the UvA for faculty, students and visitors interested in learning about Mexican culture. All are invited to bring a memento or photo of their loved ones to place on the altar created by students. The traditional bread of the dead and songs of Mexico will close the evening.

Day of the dead WiT
Speakers:

 Dr. Martha Montero-Sieburth is a lecturer at AUC in the social sciences and humanities with a background in anthropology. For the past 38 years, she has collected Mexican cultural and social traditions which she presents as an extension of her own Mexican heritage.

Special Presentation of Soprano singer:  Silvia Gabriela Brizuela Meza, student at the Conservatory of Music in Utrecht.

Surprise appearance of La Catrina: Ileana Alicia Wolters-Martinez, UNESCO dance expert and choreographer  

The Bread of the Dead is made possible by Angelica Cabrera, owner of Ay Caramba, a bakery specialising in Mexican breads and food. 

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor:  Dr. Carmela Artime, Language Co-ordinator at AUC

Published by  Amsterdam University College