Paul Wellman

Día de los Muertos

S.B. Bowl Presents Two Days of Mexican Music and Culture

Día de los Muertos is a sacred time to celebrate the spirit of loved ones who have passed on and to celebrate their continued presence in our world of the living. And although the Day of the Dead officially falls on November 1, this year the Santa Barbara Bowl and its Education Outreach program will celebrate the Mexican holiday in style, with music by the legendary Morrissey, Mexican Institute of Sound, and Rubén Albarrán of Café Tacvba, followed by a free Community Day on Sunday, November 6, where Grupo Belle and the Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles will light up a festive and educational day for adults and children alike.

Read on for the following stories: what Día de los Muertos means to festival organizer Nicole Alejandra Pierpont, an imaginary interview with the notoriously media-flakey Morrissey, an actual interview with Mexican Institute of Sound’s Camilo Lara, and a chat with altar and poster artist Danny Gonzalez.

By Paul Wellman

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Biggest Storm Since 1/9 Approaching Santa Barbara

The storm system brings increased threat of flash floods and debris flows.

Jack Johnson Tours Montecito Disaster Area Ahead of Benefit Concert

Jack and Kim Johnson met with Bucket Brigade leaders to see the destruction firsthand.

Iron Chef Caused State Street Pedestrian Death

Famous Chef Larry Forgione charged with misdemeanor for driving into Gilbert Ramirez on February 24.

Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

5th District supervisor a shoo-in as filing window closes; Gregg Hart also unopposed for 2nd District.

One Half of Old Town Streets to Get Sidewalks

Walkways planned for one side of Goleta neighborhood streets; parking, lighting talks at community meeting March 22.