Day of the Dead


Cellist Manuel Cruz and Ilya Ivanov, who are part of the visiting Chroma String Quartet, performed at Day of the Dead. Photo: Jake Sherman.

Latin American Studies celebrated Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) last week with music, art, food, face painting and an altar to honour people's late loved ones.

The event included music from Mexico’s Chroma String Quartet, who are studying at UVic, as well as complementary hot chocolate and baked bread from the Latinos Without Borders Student Club.

Latin American Studies program director Beatriz de Alba-Koch says Día de Muertos, which draws on Indigenous Mexican and Catholic traditions, has grown in popularity in recent years in Mexico, where the occasion is no longer necessarily about going to church or visiting grave yards.


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Keywords: world cultures, art, music, student life, Latin American studies

People: Beatriz de Alba-Koch

Publication: The Ring

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