Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

18th Annual Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful, La Chamba, Oaxacan Relief

Sat, October 28, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA



WEBSITE: www.ladayofthedead.com



$1 fee for each ticket purchased will be donated to the Oaxacan Earthquake Relief

Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is proud to present the 19th annual Dia de los Muertos festival:


For our 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos, we honor the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and the sun. Join us as we celebrate the divine feminine, the loving mother that unites us all! Coatlicue (/kwɑːtˈliːkweɪ/) “skirt of snakes” “mother of the gods”, is the Mexica-Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. She is the the Great Mother, in whom both the womb and the grave co-exist.

Her most famous monumental representation was at the Temple Mejor in Mexico City. After the Spanish Conquest, the temple was destroyed and her statue was buried because it was considered an inappropriate pagan idol by Spanish invaders. After languishing in obscurity for more than 200 years, She was rediscovered in 1790.

Not long after She was found, however, Coatlicue was reburied—She was considered frightening and pagan. Eventually, she was uncovered again in the twentieth century, becoming one of the crowning objects of the National Anthropology Museum and Mexican/Aztec identity.

“The post-conquest history of the statue of Coatlicue is connected to the ideology of Mexican nationalism, to the history of aesthetics, to surrealism and to Chicano feminism. It has been an object of horror, extolled as a thing of beauty hidden from view, exhibited as a masterpiece, and is the subject of endless speculation” – Jean Franco

We summon and celebrate the lost Mother Goddess of the Americas to pay tribute to Feminine Power and Divinity. She will not be silenced. She will not remain buried and forgotten. She is the Mother who creates us and the Earth who welcomes us upon Death. The irrepressible and indestructible Coatlicue rises again to inspire and guide Dia de Los Muertos 2018.

Saturday, October 27th, 2018: NOON until MIDNIGHT
Political, Provocative, Folk -Surf Alternative Rock Pioneers.

When Aterciopelados hit the scene in 1991, they left Latin America with its mouth open- the band was unafraid to be political and provocative, combined folk with surf rock and other unimaginable elements, and used their outfits as expression parallel to their songs. Andrea Echeverri and Hector Buitrago are Aterciopelados, which became a band to stand up to the mainstream and scream just as loudly.

Their sophomore album El Dorado (1995) turned them into the biggest-selling rock band to come out of Colombia. Since then, they've captivated audiences all over their world with their every-changing and fearless compositions. They've been nominated various times for Grammys and have taken home many Latin Grammys. In 2006 they were recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top global bands (alongside U2 and The Rolling Stones).
Cuco is an 18-year old self-produced Chicano singer out of Los Angeles, CA -- specifically the city of Hawthorne.

Cuco, born Omar Banos, first began playing music at the age of 8 years old.

After teaching himself how to use Ableton, Cuco was eager to start independently releasing his own music once finishing high school.

In 2016, Cuco released his first mixtape Wannabewithu -- a collection of teenage heartbreak over abstract chords, lo fi synths, ambient guitars, punchy drums, and lead trumpets that resonated with thousands of music lovers everywhere.

Mere months later, Cuco welcomed his newfound fans, or "Cuco Pebbles," with a follow up mixtape Songs4u (2017). Having only played So-Cal DIY house shows until recently, Cuco was shocked to sell out his first two venue shows at the Hi-Hat in Highland Park and the Constellation Room in Santa Ana.

With more shows already lined up for 2017, it's looking like a life-altering year for Hawthorne's Cuco.
Ximena Sariñana
Ximena Sariñana
Ximena Sariñana Rivera (born October 29, 1985) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy nominated Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Sariñana's musical career was launched in 2008 with the release of her first studio album Mediocre, an adult contemporary pop-rock/vocal jazz album that has been critically acclaimed and nominated for various awards, including two nominations in the Latin Grammy Awards of 2008.
Very Be Careful
Very Be Careful
Adventure has never been a task for VBC. A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained over a decade of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.’s vallenato veteranos, inciting 10s of 1000s of men, women, children, and even some wild animals, to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat. From the debaucherous streets of: Austin’s SXSW, Germany’s WorldCupTour ’06, L.A.'s SunsetJunctionStreetFair; to the cultural pinnacles of: Chicago’s SummerDanceSeries, New York’s CentralParkSummerstage, L.A.s’ GrandPerformances & Levitt Pavilion, London’s HammersmithApollo; colossal concerts: L.A. Sports Arena CumbiaFest, GlastonburyMusicFestival & Bestival UK, FujiRockFestival & AsagiriJam Japan; clubs and hubs: N.Y.’s SOBs, L.A.’s HOBs, backyard BBQs, VeryBeCareful has tamed the beasts within or unleashed the ones without, helping to popularize the beauty of the 1950s-1970s sound of Colombian vallenato and cumbia. Bootlegged across the Americas, pumped at the clubs, and ripped on the radio, satellite, and internet stations of Japan, Argentina, México, England, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Canada and the USA, VeryBeCareful forges ahead globetrotting alongside legends and antiheros: JoeStrummer, AlfredoGutierrez, Antibalas, CarlosVives, GrupoNiche, KronosQuartet, GogolBordello, BuenaVistaSocialClub, JackWhite, CelsoPiña, VampireWeekend, FrukoYSusTesos. Their infamous fifteen year traditions hosting old school “dances” for Valentine’sDay, NewYear’sEve, 20deJulio, Halloween, and the legendary July Fourth Brooklyn “CumbiaUnderTheSparks” rooftop affair, has brought together people from around the globe itchin’ for those early roots sounds that prove a stripped down parranda is the fiercest and funnest way to party.
La Chamba
La Chamba
La Chamba fuses Psychedelic Electric Guitar & Organs with heavy Afro-Latin rhythms (such as cumbia, salsa, timba, rumba) to create a working-class sound inspired by 60's & 70's psychedelic Peruvian Surf-Pop known as "Chicha".

With roots in East and South Los Angeles, “Chamba” literally means “work,” and is a word used throughout the barrios of Latin America to describe your hustle. Their sound pays homage to the vintage melodies and hard-hitting dance grooves of Peruvian Chicha music, popular among the working-classes of Lima and the Amazon. La Chamba encourages folks to let-loose and release their grind on the dance floor!
Oaxacan Relief
Oaxaca and Chiapas are still suffering from the 8.2 magnitude earthquake on September 7.
In honor of the Oaxacan roots of Dia de Los Muertos and in recognition of the many Oaxacans who have participated and supported our event over the last 18 years, we are donating $1 from each ticket sale to Oaxacan Earthquake Relief. Our friends from Guelaguetza, the Lopez family, have participated in our event for 15 years and are collecting funds to rebuild homes in the area (Poroaxaca). Our friends at the Institute of if Graphic Arts of Oaxaca (IAGO) are providing 2000 free meals a day and helping to relocate 500 families. Thank you for helping us help them.
Venue Information:
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90038