Casa Monarca and the Azteca Organization Present the Guelaguetza a the Penn Museum

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3620 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The Casa Monarca and the Azteca Organization of Atlantic City are thrilled to welcome the 'Guelaguetza' for the first time in Philadelphia. This vibrant folkloric event -- a traditional, Mexican celebration where the eight regions of the Oaxacan state offer dress, dances and products from their respective regions -- will include 60 professional dancers and traditional scenery directly from Mexico. Tickets are on sale for $20 at For more information call: 215-532-3033.

The word Guelaguetza comes from the Zapotec language and is interpreted as "to give, share, or give away," and the coming together of the indigenous traditions for the community.

Casa Monarca and the Azteca Organization are interested in promoting and preserving the culture and Mexican traditions, and what a beautiful example of culture and tradition in this original Oaxacan festival. A feast for the eyes and ears, music, colors and joy. The main dances include:

▪ Jarabe del valle: Central Valley region, the representation of the Chinese Oaxacan

▪ La danza de la pluma: Central Valley region, can be represented by the town of Guerrero Zaachila or Cuilapam

▪ Flower pineapple: region of Papaloapam

▪ Jarabe Mixteco: the Mixteca region

▪ Zandunga: region of the Istmo in Tehuantepec

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Folk Arts/Culture
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