Carrying the Word: The Concheros Dance in Mexico City by Susanna Rostas
English | 12 Jan. 2009 | ISBN: 0870819607 | 303 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
In December 1998, I was one of a reported 6 million pilgrims and other visitors who made their way to the Basilica of Guadalupe in the northern suburbs of Mexico City to celebrate the annual feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (December 12). Over a three-day period, the huge atrium in front of the basilica was packed with dance groups from all over central Mexico. As many as thirty groups performed at a time, often competing with one another for physical space and musical audibility.