Festival of Bones Performance Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Through its Speaking Stories / Cuentos que hablan, the Children’s Reading Alliance (CRA) brings people together through literature to share values ââand traditions and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a Zoom presentation at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 15.
El Paso actor and musician Jonathan Contreras will perform “The Festival of Bones / El Festival de las Calaveras” by Luis San Vicente, with story, music and audience participation in Spanish and English “for explore the rich family traditions of Borderland, âthe CRA said in a press release.
After the performance, the audience is invited to share their family traditions and participate in an intergenerational conversation, the CRA said. Participating families receive a copy of Vicente’s book.
The program is free and open to the public.
Talking Stories / Cuentos that hablan brings quality children’s literature to DoÃ±a Ana County, CRA said. Each month, families are invited to Zoom with a different local performing artist to share a story together and participate in a discussion.
The October 15 presentation is the ninth story in a 10-part Talking Stories / Cuentos que hablan series, told by local artists, produced by CRA and sponsored by the Las Cruces Bulletin, the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment. for the Humanities.