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La Fiesta del Pueblo 2023

Get ready for this celebration! The village party. Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 17 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, on Fayetteville Street. And you won't want to miss it!

La Fiesta del Pueblo: guaranteed fun for the whole family

he Fiesta del Pueblo, the largest Latino festival in the Triangle, is getting closer. This event, which will take place on Sunday, September 17, will feature a diverse portfolio of local artists, an exclusive area for children and various activities to ensure that families enjoy a moment of healthy fun and, in addition, celebrate with pride the Month of Hispanic Heritage.

Patronal Festival of San Santiago Apóstol Azajo, Michoacán, Mexico from North Carolina

The Patronal Festival of San Santiago Apóstol de Azajo, Michoacán, Mexico is an event that unites the North Carolina community with its cultural and spiritual roots. Through music, dance, food and festive activities, attendees celebrate their faith and traditions while strengthening community ties. This festivity highlights the cultural and spiritual identity of the Azajo community, and is a sample of how tradition and faith can transcend borders, uniting hearts and souls in a sense of community and belonging.

Buenaventura y Caney

After launching our Were You Listening? series, with two emotionally heavy songs, “Raza” which was inspired by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, and “Bemba Colorá” which contains a joyfully packaged exposition of racist attitudes, we wanted something a little more uplifting.

The Voices in the Dance

This Saturday, June 3, the folkloric dance group "Flor de Hidalgo" performed at the International food festival in the city of Raleigh NC, with the aim of promoting part of the dances, dances and culture of Mexico in this important international festival. where thousands of people and representations from more than 50 countries attend.

Celebration of the Octave of the Resurrection

In this photographic exhibition by the Artist Edgar Bernal, the deep content of the religiosity of a community of migrants from the P'urhépecha population of Cherán is appreciated. In them we observe what in the culture and language of our original people is called "Tsinskua" which means in its spiritual sense "to revive" that is, to return to life after having passed through death or from an inanimate state of the body .

“The Fiesta de la Octava celebrating Sr. de la Resurrección- Cherán Michoacán from North Carolina” by Edgar Bernal

In this photographic exhibition, artist Edgar Bernal takes us on a visual journey through the Fiesta de la Octava, from the perspective of someone who lives in North Carolina, United States. The photographs capture the emotion of the celebration, showing us the devotion of the people towards their faith and their culture.

Bemba Colorá

Let's talk today about the song Bemba Colorá, composed by the Cuban musician and composer José Claro Fúmero. José Claro was born in Matanzas in 1906 and was the arranger of most of the Afro-Cuban music in the repertoire of the famous Cuban orchestra La Sonora Matancera. However, it is likely that you recognize this song, not because of its composer, but because of the most famous singer who performed it: the great Afro-Cuban artist Celia Cruz, the queen of salsa, who in her long career performed a great number of songs that honor Afro-Cuban culture and its various religious practices.

Commemoration of the Fiesta de la Octava at Rancho San Francisco Norlina North Carolina

The Fiesta de la Octava celebrating Mr. de la Resurrección was held at Rancho San Francisco Norlina in North Carolina, where the community of Cherán, Michoacán that lives in this state held for the second consecutive year this celebration that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration is one of the most important in Cherán, a town of Purépecha origin located in the state of Michoacán.


In our previous article, we shared about our work in the Were You Listening? series in which we translate and contextualize songs that talk about blackness in the Americas, both the beauty and the pride but also the perils. We will be devoting the following few columns to share about the work we have done in this area. We start this journey with the song Raza by Alexander Abreu and Havana D’Primera.
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