Acción Latina presents 31st Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular
Saturday, December 8, 2012
5pm: Food Fair celebrating corn - tamales, pupusa, atole, tortilla art, elotes, etc. with locally produced crafts, lowriders and performance art
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia desde Los Angeles*
Diana Gameros Quartet
Quenepas Youth Ensemble
Miguel Govea y Los Compas
and Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca
Acción Latina presents the 31st Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular, a yearly concert and cultural festival with a long history in San Francisco’s Mission District. The Encuentro del Canto Popular (Encuentro) historically celebrates the Latina American nueva cancion movement and follows the evolution of that musical style from its roots as a protest movement against Latin American dictatorships, to the current iterations of new Latin American song.
This year the theme of the festival is “El Renacimiento de la Cultura Popular” or the rebirth of Latin American popular culture, coinciding with the end of the fifth sun of the Aztec calendar, and will be celebrated with a celebration of corn, complete with food vendors all incorporating corn- tamales, pupusas, nacatamales, atol – and a ceremony surrounding the importance of corn by the Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca dancers beginning at 5pm at 24th Street and York.
Lowrider cars courtesy of the San Francisco Lowrider Council will line the streets and vendors will display their locally produced art merchandise.
*Read article on La Santa Cecilia here.