Los Angeles News
LOS ANGELES—On November 2, Downtown Los Angeles held it’s first Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in Grand Park, an event hosting a wide variety of Latino Tradition to honor the dead and celebrate life. The Celebration hosted live music, face painting and the traditional displaying of altars to honor dead ancestors.
According to a press release from Grand Park Director Lucas Rivera, “We wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate this holiday by offering the community the opportunity to enjoy artistic interpretations of the traditional Dia de los Muertos altars.”
Rivera went on to state, “The beauty and flexibility of Grand Park lends itself to artistic expression and we are honored and proud to showcase some of Los Angeles’ most acknowledged artists and their creative interpretations.”
The festivities also included musical performances by artists in a wide variety of genres with a Latino kick including; punk band Mariachi El Bronx; Latin reggae/ska fusion band Upground; and Trio Ellas, an all-female power trio mixing the tradition Mariachi classic romantic style with a contemporary twist.
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