De Pueblo a Pueblo (From Town to Town) is an eight-week celebration in Spring 2012 that will honor our local Mexican community by promoting greater understanding of traditional arts, language, and history of our southern neighbors. The citywide festival will connect this growing population and their customs with a broader Philadelphia audience.
This festival will kick off with the opening reception for Echele Ganas: Do Your Best, a photographic exhibition featuring the people of La Sierra del Norte, a small village in Puebla, Mexico. This event and exhibition will take place at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and will serve as the geographic and visual heart of De Pueblo a Pueblo.
Over 20 participating groups are providing a variety of opportunities to learn more about Mexican culture and have fun in the process. Hands-on activities, performances, traditional foods, crafts and folk art, and discussions about immigration provide many windows to learn about our neighbors south-of-the-border.
De Pueblo A Pueblo was formed in partnership with Laurence Salzmann and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, modeled after Salzmann’s previously-organized El Festival Cubano. Salzmann, a photographer and documentarian, saw his recent series of photo essays as catalysts to connect the Mexican population of Philadelphia through meaningful, relationship-building programs and events. The festival Advisory Committee, comprised of many supporters of the local Mexican community, developed the concept for De Pueblo a Pueblo and coordinates the participants.
Participants include: Casa Monarca, Copa Banana, El Sol Sale Para Todos, Eye's Gallery, International House, Laurence Salzmann, Messages in Motion, Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, Moonstone Arts Center, Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, Penn Museum, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Puentes de Salud, Scribe Video Center, and the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia.
No ticket information is available for this event.