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Latin fusion band A Flor De Piel on the Levy Senior Middle Nov. 6, entertained viewers members with their tackle conventional songs associated to the Day of the Lifeless vacation. Performers, from left, are: Marisol La Brava, Sage La Bravita, Renato “Renatonatiuh”, and Caro Arroba .

Latin fusion band A Flor De Piel entertained and engaged Evanston residents and company of all ages at a Day of the Lifeless, or Día de Muertos, celebration on Nov. 6 on the Levy Senior Middle. The band carried out their tackle conventional songs associated to rituals that honor family members who’ve died.

Lead vocalist Marisol La Brava invited viewers members to rejoice “all issues magical” by clapping, singing, and dancing alongside to authentic music comparable to “La Bruja”(Courageous Witch) in addition to songs which are greater than 300 years previous. The musical choices are “designed to filter out any detrimental vitality and produce about optimistic vibes,” La Brava instructed the viewers.

Along with a live performance that saved viewers members on their ft, the occasion featured provides to construct particular person multi-tiered altars, or ofrendas, with flowers and objects of remembrance that welcome family members from the afterlife on the night time of Nov. 2. Noyes Cultural Artwork Middle artists volunteered to assist members construct the altars, a few of which included a photograph of a member of the family or pal who had died.

The roots of Día de Muertos return 3,000 years to Indigenous folks dwelling in what’s now Central Mexico, who held a cyclical view of the universe, and noticed dying as an integral and ever-present a part of life. The vacation has developed over time as a time to mix traditions and rejoice Latino tradition.

Heidi Randhava is an award profitable reporter who has a deep dedication to group engagement and repair. She has written for the Evanston RoundTable since 2016.
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