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posted: 10/30/2012 10:25 AM

Music highlights Day of the Dead event at MCC

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  • Calle Sur's duo of Ed East and Karin Stein, front row, will present a variety of Latin American music as part of a quintet performance called "Viva Mexico!" at McHenry County College.

      Calle Sur's duo of Ed East and Karin Stein, front row, will present a variety of Latin American music as part of a quintet performance called "Viva Mexico!" at McHenry County College.
    Courtesy of McHenry County College

 

Submitted by McHenry County College

McHenry County College will host a Day of the Dead program featuring Calle Sur, a Colombian-Panamanian duo that will perform with other musicians for the "Viva Mexico" musical debut from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, featuring music from Mexico and South America.

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Following the performance, Calle Sur members will enlighten the audience with a historical presentation of Day of the Dead from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Both activities will take place in the Luecht Conference Center at MCC, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebration where the whole family comes together to remember and honor the deceased.

Calle Sur also will perform Latin American music from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the MCC cafeteria.

A Day of the Dead altar created by MCC's Latinos Unidos student organization will be on display through Nov. 3 across from the Student Life Office, Room A252.

The event and display is free. For more information, call (815) 479-7749.

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