Saturday, 26 October 2013


Day of the Dead  is celebrated at different countries in Latin American, in Peru and Bolivia is callled also "Todo santos" in a more exclusive and larger scale is celebrated in Mexico as a national holiday Dia de los muertos.

These events consists on family gatherings to pay respect to family and friends who have died, also to remeber this days as a special connection between this world and the other dimension, perhaps a more spiritual space where poeple can share love and care for their dead relatives and ancestors.

Not only in Mexico but also in other Latin American cultures, they visit the graves taking food, candles, and dances as well as songs and special honorings.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztecfestival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.  Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, andsimilarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.

Specially the second of november is remarcable day to conect with all the saints of SOULS, this traditions involve, making of altars, or ofrendas, honoring the deseased, using sugar skulls , marigolds, also songs, poems, dances and food.

Today the day of the dead however has been comercialized and exported to please and entairtaing, some poeple are claiming back its spiritual values, following this in London some Latin American poets have join to celebrate this day at the poetry cafe, as part of the Exiled writters Ink monthly event this coming 4th of Novemeber, were fantastic poets, singers and activists will join to celebrate this important day, trough memories of the dead, some of them awainting for justice and love. Here is some of the performers bring a mask and enjoy this journey.

Latin American poets and singers will present a special DAY OF THE DEAD AVENT, COME AND JOIN US free entrance contributions on the door, please do book as limited space.

 Poets are: Soraya Fernandez DF Privado Ecuador, Luz Acevedo Barbara L. Lopez Cardona From Colombia. Mabel Encinas Mexico, Marijo Alba Spain, Sofia Buchuck Peru, Anita Surya  LAS K"ATRINAS

 with songs of the love, revolution and the dead.
 Special guests: Chirs, Catalina Ferro and Paloma Zozaya.
Hosting this event Sofia Buchuck, more info:

Adress: Exiled Writers Ink welcomes you to Exiled Lit Cafe on Monday 4th November at 7:30 at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, covent Garden.Facebook event:


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