Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Free Performance Of Mexicayotl Renaissance Music, Narrative, Dance, And Performance Tomorrow At 6 PM At The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

"The mission of Ollin Yolitzli Calmecac is to investigate, understand and raise awareness of the Mexicayotl culture which flourished in Mexico prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1492. The group also aims to provide new cultural outlets and opportunities for the Pennsylvania Mexican community, as well as those of other places to which the group travels to present their mission of encouraging others to be a part of the preservation of many aspects of Aztec culture.

Aztec Dance has its origins in the cultures of ancient Mesoamerica, such as those of the Olmecs and the Chichimecs. These cultures have not been widely known since the virtual destruction of all the native cultures of the American continent since the arrival of the Europeans. In the Nahuatl language, Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac means School of Blood Moving in the Heart."

Photo credit: (c) Ollin Yolitzli Calmecac via the Kennedy Center website.


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