Día De Los Muertos Video Special

By Arturo R. García

With All Saints Day & Día De Los Muertos approaching, Mayitzin’s 2012 look at the holiday is worth a look for anybody curious about how the tradition has evolved into the day of rememberance we know today. (Also, the musical selection that opens the video, the 4th Movement of “Noche de los Mayas” (Noche de encantamiento) as performed by Mexico City’s Philharmonic Orchestra, is definitely a compelling choice.)

Meanwhile, Pocho.com’s Sara Inés Calderón prepared a quick, 3-step process for doing your nails calavera-style, as part of her recent series of videos centering on Halloween.

Lastly, because the legend of La Llorona still rings out around this time of year, two versions of the song that bears her name, beginning with Chavela Vargas:

And a rendition by Lila Downs:

  • Natalie Rodriguez

    Thank you for taking the time to raise awareness on Día de los Muertos. I like your selection of Día de los Muertos videos, however if I may, there is one suggestion that I would like to make. I am a Xicana educator who has incorporated a Día de los Muertos unit into my afterschool program curriculum. Including a sugar skull face paint tutorial would have been beneficial for your audience do to the increasing popularity of sugar skull make-up. While I may not agree with it, I have begun to see many re-appropriating the sugar skull make-up as a Halloween costume. Keep up the great work with Racialicious!

  • SomeBraveApollo

    Do not ever miss an opportunity to hear Lila live. Just don’t.