Celebrate México Now! Festival Fetes the Diverse Contemporary Mexican Cultural Scene, from Edgy to Rootsy, November 2012
Celebrate México Now! (November 13-27, 2012), New York’s multi-site, multi-media festival of arts and culture, unites the diverse strands of Mexico’s multifaceted cultural and intellectual landscape, from the cosmopolitan discourse of big cities to the innovative exploration of rural roots. The festival brings together Mexico’s underground musicians (dark electro pin-up Selma Oxor’s NYC debut; November 17), classically inflected roots music (harp virtuoso Celso Duarte; November 19), visually striking avant-garde explorations (flautist/multimedia artist Alejandro Escuer; November 20), and internationally loved jazz mavens (singer-songwriter Magos Herrera; November 18).
In the course of fighting social injustice, Mexican activist Norma Andrade has been shot, stabbed and left for dead more than once.
In the midst of its 94 year old political constitution, a freely elected President approved by the nation’s voters, as well as membership in the trilaterally based North American Free Trade Agreement, famously known as NAFTA, Mexico’s questionable stability emerges as a risky notion to inhabitants living north of the border.
The weather outside may be frightful where you live, but in other parts of the world, it’s still nice and sunny. Throw in a beach or pool, add a nice mojito cocktail, and you’ve got the recipe for a great vacation.