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Danza de Matachines

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Dec 12 2020
Danza de Matachines

Please join us for a community discussion on the history of the folk tradition of Danza de Matachines on December 12th at 6:00 PM!

Featuring Dr. Norma Cantú and the families of the Matachines de la Santa Cruz de la Ladrillera of Laredo. Streaming Live on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/EsperanzaCenter

The Matachines are a ritual folk tradition that emerged in 17th century Spain and was imported into Latin America, where it merged with indigenous traditions and has been continued for at least 200 years.  In northern Mexico and Texas we find los matachines “de la flecha” carry a stylized bow and arrow and a maraca,

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