On 11/01 I had the chance to meet Gibran Raya, during Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl in Ixachitlan's dance procession at Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead in Smithsonian's Nation Museum of the American Indian. From there, I was in invited to Sunday's Dia de los Muertos at Julia Burgos Art Center (1680 Lexington Ave NY NY 10029) from 1-10pm.
There were workshops, panel discussions (on immigration, and it's effects on cultural customs), music and dance (prayer and ceremonial as well), open mic (also a report on a demonstration that took place at Union Square that day).
The event was also a fundraiser for the families of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa school in Iguala, Mexico have been missing for over a month now after a violent encounter with the police.
Also go to http://cetiliztli.blogspot.com