Performers

Performer Timeline

1:15 - 1:30 pm - Chicago Aztec Dancers

A Chicago teen based program sharing information about Native American communities & exploring pre-Hispanic and contemporary expressions of Aztec dance.

1:30 - 2:00 pm - Chinelos Comparza Zapata

Chinelos are a kind of traditional costumed dancer which is popular in the Mexican state of Morelos. The tradition arose from the blending of indigenous and Catholic traditions, most notably Carnival.

2:00 - 2:05 pm - Tlaxcala Dancers

Tlaxcala dancers dance to a medley of songs and dances that are performed during Carnival. It is believed that this dance comes from a pre-Hispanic ritual in honor of Tláloc, ancient god of rain. The charros will be dancing with a whip which represents the snake, symbol of lightning and thunder.

2:05 pm - 2:20 pm- Indies Meets West

Afro-Bollywood fusion that incorporates elements from dance styles originating in the Caribbean, West Africa, and India.

2:20 - 2:30 pm - Alegria Mexicana

Alegria Mexicana is a children's Mexican folkloric dance group, directed by Minerva Solano with residency at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Wheeling. The objective of the group is to introduce the children to Mexican culture through dance and music. The group performs throughout the Northwest Suburbs at cultural and public events. Alegria Mexicana will showcase the states of Veracruz and Jalisco.

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Korean Dance Company

Pungmul is a Korean folk music tradition that includes drumming, dancing, and singing.

3:00 - 3:15 pm - Poongmul: Korean Cultural Center of Chicago

Poongmul is a Korean folk music tradition that includes drumming, dancing, and singing. Most performances are outside, with dozens of players all in constant motion. Drumming is the central element of pungmul.

3:15 - 3:30 pm - Aztec Dancing

A Chicago teen based program sharing information about Native American communities & exploring pre-Hispanic and contemporary expressions of Aztec dance.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Metzger Flamenco Ensemble

The Martin Metzger Flamenco Ensemble consists of some of the most experienced, talented and dedicated flamenco musicians in Chicago. The respect for flamenco and desire to preserve it's authenticity, is at the core of the ensemble's vibrant and moving performances.

4:30 - 5:00 pm - Colombia Traditional Folklore

Tierra Colombiana Dance Ensemble is a professional Colombian Folkloric dance company founded in 1992. TCDE symbolizes the pride and culture of Colombia with artistic choreographed pieces of visual traditions. Dancers from various backgrounds are involved with the Ensemble who take pride in promoting the riches of Colombia throughout our home based city, Chicago!

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Mariachi Los Pumas

Mariachi Los Pumas was founded in 2011 at Jovita Idár Elementary in Chicago’s Gage Park Community. In 2019 Mariachi Los Pumas was recognized by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation for its impact on the school community. Mariachi Los Pumas serves a bridge for the students to connect with there roots, culture and heritage.

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