Wednesday, March 08, 2006

THIS WEEKEND Mexica New Year Celebration San Jose

Xavier will play throughout the day Saturday and have a special presentation Sunday, hope to see you there!!!Gathering this second year in the West side of San Jose @ the Gardner Community Center and Park.

Tentative Event Schedule:

Saturday, March 11

6 AM Sunrise Ceremony and Honoring of our Elders
8 AM Preparation of our Ceremonial Circle and Alter (Momoztli)
10 AM - 4 PM: Music, Song and Dance Ceremony including representatives from the following nations: Ohlone, Washoe, Zunis and Mexicas
12 noon: Begins In Toka Tokaitl "Siembra de Nombres" Mexica Naming Ceremony.
5 PM: Mexica Music Presentation by: Mixcoacalli (LA)
6PM: Live music by San Jose's own Lado Oriente (Cumbias) and Tecpot (Hip-hop)

Sunday, March 12

12 noon: Tianguiz/Market place opens up
1:30 PM: Live Performance by Xavier Quijas Yxayotl
2:30 PM: All Nations Drum Group and Medicine Warrior Dancers from Oakland, CA
3:00 PM: Lawrey Bagey (World Class Navajo Hoop Dancer)
3:30 PM: Keynote Speaker Ocelocoatl (Mexico Tenochtitlan)

Mexica Tianguiz /Indigenous Arts & Crafts Market (Both Days):

Huey Tlahtocan (Chicago) Anahuac Designs (LA) Enrique Romero (Decoto) Primer Pueblo Libereria (San Jose) Maya Jade (LA) Indigenous Revolution (LA) Puro Chicanismo (Oakland) Cultura (San Jose) Corazon del Pueblo (Oakland) Pochteca Imports (LA) Inkas (Stockton) Apoyo Tarahumara (Watsonville) Insurgentes (Echo Park) Nash Tavewa (Orange County) Pochtecayotl (San Jose)

There will be Food for Sale, Raffles, Kids Activities and More.

Sponsors: This event is realized with the help and hard work of the following organizations: Indigenous Peoples Council, Native Voice TV, El Observador Publications, Resources for Family and Community, SEIU Local 715 Latino Caucus, Gardner Advisory Council and Calpulli Tonalehqueh
Come support this important historical gathering... Tlazo camati on behalf of Calpulli Tonalehequeh,

Yei Tochtli Mitlalpilli

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