In the Mexican Huasteca and Sierra Gorda regions, it is custom for huapango huasteco and huapango arribeño ensembles to perform the vinuete at vigils for patron saints and funeral wakes. In commemoration of el día de los muertos, this performance and brief discussion explore the musicality and spiritual aesthetic of this tradition where religion, death, and a unique syncretism of indigenous and Spanish cultural influences come together.
This event is sponsored by the Spurlock Museum.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Friday, November 1st, 3:30-4:30pm
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium