Dia de Muertos returns to les Marolles

Dia de Muertos returns to les Marolles

In October MetX participates again at the celebrations of the Mexican Day of the Dead in les Marolles. Young and old can join workshops around a.o. music, dance, decoration and make-up. The climax will be a festive parade with music from the Mexican artist Israel Alonso and Remork & Karkaba.


The celebration of ‘Dia de Muertos’ has recently become very popular in Brussels. After the successful first edition, Centre Culturel (CC) Bruegel gathers once again residents, schools, merchants and other actors from the Marolles neighbourhood to organise a contemporary version of this Mexican Day of the Dead.


MetX joins in for the second year in a row. Musician Veronica Campos leads a series of percussion workshops during autumn break, while Vital Schraenen helps with the construction of a festive death march on Saturday the 2nd of November. Musician Israel Alonso prepares a grisly but catchy repertoire together with gnawa-brass band Remork & Karkaba, which is called ‘Chile Frito’ for the occasion. On November 3 Israel and the children who participate at the workshops will also perform at the Big Bang Festival in BOZAR.



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