Dimex will be vending at the 5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Music and Art Festival in Los Angeles this Sunday Nov. 1st 2009. We will be selling all of our line at great discounts so you can start your Christmas shopping that day. We are making some room to stock up the new release “Coming Soon”.
We will also be giving away Posters, Stickers, Dia De Los Muertos Masks and Flyers. Also we are having a coloring contest that night so bring your kids or little brothers and sisters because it’s going to be a crazy competition.
SEE YOU THERE! and wear your costume. Saludos. Here’s the Info.
EL GALLO PLAZA
Sun, November 1st 09 at 5:00 pm
Entrance is GRATIS
4545 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. E. Los Angeles, CA 90022
Para culminar los 3 días de celebración de “Día de los Muertos” que toman lugar en la mayoría de las comunidades latinas, Al Borde será el anfitrión de una noche de música, exposiciones de arte, bellos altares, pan dulce, chocolate caliente, café y tamales … todo GRATIS!
Grupo musical invitado, La Santa Cecilia
El Señor Del Infierno “Mictlantecuhtli”. Get your Playerita today, there’s only five left so hurry señores Here’s a little history behind this mysterious god. Enjoy.
“Mictlantecuhtli (“Lord of Mictlan”), in Aztec mythology, was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld (see also Chalmecatl). The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple.”
Learn More Here.
I remember when I was little and lived in Mexico we would go to our local cemetery “El Panteon Viejo de Guaymas” and indeed it was very old, you can walk in and feel the chills going down your collar bone but at the same time you would see it as an adventure. There was graves with holes that the recent hurricane had left (that was creepy), crosses in the floor like someone had just knocked them down, Baby angels without heads, jars filled with old flowers barely alive because of the black water in their jars, and grave stones decades even centuries old. I don’t recall going on the Day of the Dead at night but do remember visiting all my ancestors during the day, the cemetery would get so full you had to park very far and start your walk from there, some even preferred to take the bus along with many other “Guaymenses” We would get there arrange a fresh set of flowers that we had just bought from the “Mercado Municipal” and set some items that that one particular family member enjoyed. From there we would stay and talk about them during the day then we would go home. We would visit our ancestors a couple times a month, something we did when our grandma died here back in 2000 but now we only go on holidays. Those childhood memories connected with me again when I returned to Guaymas after a 14 year absence (until I got my residency), I took a trip to the “Panteon” to pay homage to them again, and wished that one day I too would lay next to them.
“The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Mexican or Aztec, Maya, P’urhépecha, and Totonac
Going to this event made me realize how much our culture is followed by other cultures. I was surprised to see how many people attended this show that was being held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. As we got there the line wrapped around the cemetery like a snake and half of the people were dressed and painted like traditional Catrines y Catrinas Similar to those images that Jose Guadalupe Posadas once created.
Read More and check out the rest of Pictures at the Jump.
See you at the Dia De Los Muertos Celebration in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery from 4-11PM. I will giving stickers, masks, flyers and posters away. Come by and chill with the homie Dimex while listening to Lila Downs. Check out the site for more Info, thanks.