Join KLRU-Q and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with programming that explores the history, culture, and traditions of this ancient holiday.
Arts In Context The Art Of Dia De Los Muertos at 8 pm
Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage. Although the philosophy behind Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) began in the Mexican culture, it now crosses all cultures as a ceremony to remember and value the ones who led us to where we are today.
In The Americas With David Yetman Day of The Dead: A Mexican Celebration at 9 pm
Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them-El Dia de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca’s most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson.
Desert Speaks Dying Traditions In A Mexican Pueblo at 9:30 pm
Host David Yetman takes a trip to the pueblos of the Sierra Madre, where traditions are slowly dying out as the big cities become more accessible to the population. After stopping to see a donkey-powered Pinole grinder made of stone, he heads to agrarian community of Sahuaripa to visit its talabarteria (a leather goods shop) and call upon the last remaining weaver of palm hats and baskets.