Guelaguetza 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Bruin Plaza - Stage and Bruin Bear Areas

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Grupo Estudiantil Oaxaqueno (formerly Naa Rinie Xcaanda)
323-896-8139
heidib95@ucla.edu

Additional Information

This year we aim to organize the fifth annual Guelaguetza at UCLA. A guelaguetza is a festival that celebrates the 16 different indigenous communities of Oaxaca, a southern state in Mexico. The festival brings together the food, music, dance and people from the eight distinct regions of Oaxaca.

The fifth annual Guelaguetza at UCLA aims to showcase the diversity of the Oaxacan culture, which stands out from mainstream Mexican culture since Oaxaca has one of the highest proportions of indigenous people in Mexico and these people largely retain their unique indigenous culture.

This Guelaguetza also aims to raise awareness to the discrimination various Mexican indigenous groups, similar to other indigenous groups around the world, suffer from their fellow Mexicans and possibly reduce this discrimination by inviting people to learn about their unique culture that has various indigenous and African roots.

Performers:

  • Nueva Antequera- Goal is to spread Oaxacan culture through traditional dances and music
  • Grupo Folklorico Huaxyacac- Performing regional dances from 8 different regions
  • Maqueos Banda Filarmonica - Goal is to impel music and create a place where the youth of Southern California can find a safe pastime while preserving their culture though music

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