The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Family and friends gather to remember the dead. It can be macabre, but it is a celebration of life and an occasion to party. Guests are invited to bring their own mementos for the ‘Ofrenda de día de muertos’, an informal installation with photos and the favourite objects of those who left before.
In preparation to this day Jamboree and Sonido Chipotle have joined forces to bring you ‘¡Báilele
!’ on Saturday 15th October 2011, a night dedicated to the salsa and cumbia
sounds of Mexico and Latin America. Mexican-born DJ Señor Priego
and guests will be behind the decks playing strictly cumbia and salsa with a Mexican sensibility.
There will be a special reading by And Other Stories
of the ‘corpse game’ from Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos’ Down the Rabbit Hole
, the book in the running for the Guardian First Book Award.