5th Annual Migrations Festival

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration, featuring Mariachi Band- Fiesta del Norte

The public is invited to the 5th Annual Migrations Festival, A Celebration of Human and Natural Diversity, on Monday October 11 from 1-4pm at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A in Turners Falls. Paintings and crafts courtesy of the GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection will be exhibited in the Great Hall with outdoor activities for kids, refreshments, and a special performance by the Mariachi Band Fiesta del Norte from 2-3pm! This event is FREE and wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by DCR, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, RiverCulture, the Nolumbeka Project, Friends of the Discovery Center, the GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection, and people of Turners Falls.

The GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection is an enterprise guided by the principle of fair trade. Their mission is to utilize art as a means to connect people across borders, foster understanding, mutual appreciation and greater cooperation among people. The unique paintings from the Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala depict scenes that are integral to village life, including markets, wildlife, fruits, vegetables, and harvesting coffee and cotton. Known for their distinctive style, these artists are exhibited in galleries and shows internationally, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Paintings will be available to purchase at very reasonable prices. All sales support the artists and afterschool art programs in Guatemala directly. https://www.guatemayaartandcultureconnection.com

Connecticut’s first mariachi band, Fiesta del Norte is a Mexican Mariachi band performing the traditional folk and popular music of Mexico. Dressed in traditional sombreros and “charro” outfits, our repertoire spans from the Mariachis of Jalisco to the Nortenas of Chihuahua, to the harp music of Vera Cruz, down to the Marimba music of Chiapas. All this played on authentic instruments such as guitar, vihuela, guitarron, violin, and trumpet with beautiful singing throughout. Song translations, storytelling and cultural insights are interwoven between musical numbers. https://www.fiestadelnorte.com/

Celebración del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas
Lunes, 11 de octubre, 1-4pm, ¡GRATIS!
Great Falls Discover Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Exposición de arte y artesanía guatemalteca en el Great Hall. Actividades al aire libre para familias y refrescos. Actuación especial de Fiesta del Norte Mariachi Band, 2-3pm.

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