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Join the Mexican community in the UK next Tuesday 15th of September as we celebrate one of the most important dates in the Mexican calendar: Mexican Independence Day, with a huge digital party open to all friends of Mexico and to the Mexican community here in London and those further afield.
This is the first time the annual event will be hosted digitally and will take place at 7pm (UK time), 8pm (Continental Europe time) or 1pm (Mexico City time), through ExpressArte London’s Youtube link: https://bit.ly/3blToq6 and will be completely free to access for everybody.
During the event, Ambassador Aureny Aguirre O. Sunza, Chargé d’Affaires at the Mexican Embassy will lead the traditional civic ceremony and the iconic “Grito de la Independencia”.
The event will host some notorious names in Mexican music, such as the renowned Mexican singer, composer and pianist Flor Amargo; some talented excellent local artists from the UK including: Mariachi el Mexicano, Colibrí Mexican Folkdance UK, Mexican Dance in Belfast and Mestizo Folklore Group; and it wouldn’t be a true Mexican celebration without el Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, who will be accompanied by the magical voice of Rosy Arango.
We will also be joined by Mexican tenor Luis Chapa as he performs with guitarist Morgan Szymanski, pianist Eduardo Andrade and Gerardo Mendaz on the violin, as they all take us on an emotional journey through Mexico. Treating us to songs such as La Bamba, Cielito Lindo, Música de Veracruz y Oaxaca; as well as the Mexican national anthem.
The official celebration of the “Grito de la Independencia” is an occasion very close to every Mexican’s heart, and for over a decade ExpressArte – a London-based organisation dedicated to promoting Mexican culture and art – has organised this one of a kind event.
For the second consecutive year, the event will be held in collaboration with ¡Cómo No!, a well established, British live events company founded by Andy Wood, that has been producing live Latin American events in the UK since 1986.
The event aims to reach all of the Mexican community in the UK and around the world as well as those with a keen interest in all things Mexican. The event’s content will continue to be available after the initial broadcast.
The event’s organisers want to thanks the following for their continued support: The UK Mexican Embassy, Mestizo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, Dorsal and Interactive Coolture; as well as the sponsors of the event: Tequila Patrón, La Chingada Restaurant, Los Cabos Tourism Board, business and tourism consultancy 100perCeb Ltd., as well as London based marketing and communications agency Métonymie_.
Date: Tuesday 15th September, 2020.
Time: 7pm to 8.15pm (UK) / 8pm to 9.15pm (EU) 1pm to 2.15pm (Mexico City)
Access link: Via Youtube ExpressArteLondon https://bit.ly/3blToq6
About the organisers:
ExpressArte is a London-based promoter of Mexican culture and arts founded over a decade ago by the Mexican businesswoman Alejandra Cuesta. ExpressArte promotes the finest Mexican traditions in the UK, it has been behind exceptional cultural projects such as bringing the Voladores de Papantla to Glastonbury Festival and producing the annual Mexican Independence party, now coming into its 10th year. In 2019 this event reached new heights in hosting the amazing Original Sonora Dinamita of Lucho Argain and Xiu Garcia.
¡Cómo No! is a leading producer of live Latino events & concerts in London. Since they began in 1986 they’ve welcomed the who’s who of the Latin Music and dance scene including : Celia Cruz, Calle 13, Café Tacvba, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, Julieta Venegas to name a few, as well as the Lucha Libre show in London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 2001, Andy Wood launched the annual La Linea music festival, which brings some of the best new talent in the Latin Music scene to London.