Musical Altar for our Muertos

Type: Assembly
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

This bilingual and participatory performance will explore the meaning of the Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos) with song, personal stories, a large variety of traditional musical instruments, and dance. Students will remember and discover Day of the Dead traditions of celebrating lost loved ones while learning more about each other. The use of a curriculum guide, focused on preparing an ofrenda (offering on an altar) including literary calaveras (poetry) for loved ones, is encouraged.

“ Storytelling though music gave our group an opportunity to understand death in a very spiritual, yet fun way…” Teacher from SF Bay Area

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Size: Up to 500
Curriculum Connection: Latino History, South American Studies, English Language Arts, World Cultures, Character Building

$1,300/two back-to-back assemblies

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