WEATHER »

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 letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



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:

News Commentary: Death Penalty Shouts and Whispers

Governor's reprieve has little effect in Santa Barbara, except in the Han case.

Goleta Planning Commissioners Just Say ‘No’

Vociferous comments from Old Town residents help tip the balance for oversight on cannabis storefront applications.

Bullet Holes Found in Goleta Barbershop Window

Public's help requested in shooting investigation.

Free Emergency Response Training

The Independent is hosting a CERT class with County Fire's Mike Eliason.

Investigators Say Edison Power Lines Sparked Thomas Fire

The utility is pushing back, claiming officials mishandled and ignored evidence.