Hispanic Heritage Month – The Feathers The Drums

Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Do you know what this means? From September 15 to October 15 members of society and government entities join together in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and  enriched our nation and society.

What is a Hispanic American? A Hispanic American is the reflection of the Latin American population, which has origins in all the continents and many ancestries.  Hispanic/Latino Americans are very racially diverse, and as a result form an ethnic category, rather than a race.

The Hispanic American history is full of richness and magic. Here’s a wonderful opportunity for you to explore and discover a piece of Hispanic history in the Northern and Southern California. Visit The Feathers The Drums Exhibit today!

Join the City of Chula Vista and the Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center to this educational exhibition. The Feathers – The Drums is a two part month-long display of the Aztec Dance tradition in the San Diego region with a focus on the children and families who are part of this tradition locally. The displays include:

  • traditional handcrafted Aztec dance regalia,
  • feathered and beaded headdresses,
  • musical instruments, and
  • historical photo exhibits of the dance tradition in Mexico and the U.S.

Each exhibit will include a multimedia presentation by Dr. Mario E. Aguilar with live music featuring traditional songs, indigenous instruments, and a full dance presentation by Danza Mexi’cayotl. This program is made possible in part by a grant through the City of Chula Vista and the Chula Vista Performing & Visual Arts Grant.

The exhibit opened on Saturday, September 8, 2012 and runs through Tuesday September 30, 2012. Visit the Mexicayotl Indio Cultural Center for more information on the event. Opportunities for media tours and interviews are available in English and Spanish. Interview opportunities, event fliers and images are available for media use and can be arranged by contacting Pedro Anaya Jr. at (619) 694-8711 or by e-mail panayajr@cox.net.

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ .

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