[Hip Hop En Español / Art] Ana Tijoux Pays Tribute to the Dead and Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos
El Dia de Los Muertos or Day of The Day started in Mexico as a way to pay homage to dead family and friends has spread into a worldwide memorial celebration. We decorate graves, paint our faces, and dance to music and share food. In recent years the Day of The Dead has started to reach mainstream media attention. In 2014 writer Jorge R. Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro proved that Dia de Los Muertos was already part of American pop culture with the success of 3D Computer Animated Adventure Romantic Comedy that’s centered around El Dia de Los Muertos. The tradition also coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
This afternoon the Chilean France born rapper Ana Tijoux joined in with the rest of Latin America in celebrating our dead by painting her face and writing a spiritual reflection and posting it on her Facebook fan page. She posted it along with a few photos courtesy of El Poc. Fotografia.
“The dead are born thousands times when we talk about them, we remember or think about them at night in the shyness of candles light. –
The dead live among us and with us, breathe between our ribs, blowing breath in the corners of our smiles and whispers in the village of our thoughts. –
They enter through the windows of ideas, sing through the windows of existence, silent rain with sublime harmonies able to raise life itself from the innermost center of the earth. –
For Each one and all of dead …
Let’s light a million candles for each one of them …” – Ana Tijoux
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