Napa Dia de los Muertos

Thank you to our sponsors for 2022 Napa Dia de los Muertos 


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  1. Meredith Nevard

    Public Art Coordinator

Napa Dia de los Muertos Sponsors
Napa DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FINAL English
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Overview:

Napa Dia de los Muertos aims to create a family-friendly event where our diverse Napa community feels seen and heard through art, tradition, music, dance, and food; and where the spirit of Dia de los Muertos is driven by cultural awareness, understanding, and acceptance.

Mission: Napa Dia de los Muertos is committed to the educational and cultural understanding of the sacred tradition known as Dia de los Muertos.  

Vision: Napa Dia de Los Muertos aims to:  

  • Create an educational space where Napa families can learn from its rich indigenous traditions. 
  • Provide an opportunity for the entire community to come together in celebration of life and honoring loved ones
  • Create a sense of belonging and pride for Napa’s Latinx, Mestizo, Indigenous community
  • Provide education and deepen the participant’s awareness about the Dia de los Muertos meaning and history for all ages
  • Engage with youth and teens through activities and public displays of art-related projects
  • Create a family-friendly event where our diverse Napa community feels seen and heard through art, tradition, music, dance, and food; and where the spirit of Dia de los Muertos is driven by cultural awareness, understanding, and acceptance without the commercialization or commodification of our community's sacred traditions.

Descripción general: 

El Dia de los Muertos de Napa tiene un intencion de crear un evento familiar donde nuestra diversa comunidad de Napa se sienta visible y escuchada a través del arte, la tradición, la musica, la danza y la comida; y donde el espíritu del Dia de los Muertos sea impulsado por la conciencia cultural, la comprensión y la aceptación. 

La Misión: Napa Día De Los Muertos está comprometido con la comprensión educativa y cultural de la sagrada tradición conocida como Día de los Muertos.  

Visión: Napa Dia de Los Muertos tiene como objetivo: 

  • Crear un espacio educativo donde las familias de Napa puedan aprender de sus ricas tradiciones mestizas. 
  • Proporcionar una oportunidad para que toda la comunidad se reúna para celebrar la vida y honrar a sus seres queridos. 
  • Crear un sentido de pertenencia y orgullo para la comunidad latinx, mestizo e indígena de Napa 
  • Proveer educación y profundizar la conciencia de los participantes sobre el significado y la historia del Día de los Muertos para todas las edades. 
  • Comprometerse con jóvenes y adolescentes a través de actividades y exhibiciones públicas de proyectos relacionados con el arte 
  • Crear un evento familiar donde nuestra diversa comunidad de Napa se sienta vista y escuchada a través del arte, la tradición, la música, la danza y la comida; y donde el espíritu del Día de los Muertos es impulsado por la conciencia cultural, la comprensión y la aceptación sin la comercialización o mercantilización de las tradiciones sagradas de nuestra comunidad.

 

Napa Dia de los Muertos Map
Napa Dia de los Muertos Map

Participating Artists:


Aisha Rivera 

Aisha Rivera is a poet, actor, and artist who grew up in Napa. They hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton. Their poetry can be found in the published bilingual anthology: Poetics without Borders/Poetica Sin Fronteras. Aisha has also acted in local plays and short films and illustrates.

Aisha will be performing spoken word. 

Aisha Rivera

Arleene Correa Valencia 

Arleene Correa Valencia (b.1993) is an native Mexican artist living in Napa, CA. She received an MFA from California College of the Arts and is a recipient of a regional Emmy award for her feature REPRESENT: Portraits of Napa Workers: Arleene Correa Valencia by KQED Arts. Correa Valencia is a DREAMER and beneficiary of DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals).

Arleene will be facilitating a Napa Dia de los Muertos Community Quilt project honoring loved ones.

Arleene Correa

ARTners

Our mission is the empowerment results from our creative services and programs, intertwined with a community foundation and visionary goals. 

Featuring twelve one of a kind Dia de los Muertos Murals

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Dr. Loco's Rockin Jalapeño Band

Since 1989, Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band has been playing a rich mélange of mestizo and mulatto styles in celebration of the diverse origins of their Mexican-American musical heritage. Based in San Francisco, this award-winning band transmits the joy inherent in this musíca and the pleasure they feel making it.


Dr-Loco

Folklorico 

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Hector Covarrubias / COVA Street Art 

Artist Hector Cova is inspired by Latin/Mexican traditions, myths, legends, and natural elements. He uses mixed media techniques combining sprays, acrylics, inks and airbrush to create overlay effects, volumes and depth in his work. He has traveled across Mexico painting his works. Most recently in the United States he has been invited to paint large projects in cities, private businesses and universities.

Hector will be creating a mural for Napa Dia de los Muertos. 

COVA Street Art

Los Cenzontles

The Grammy nominated ensemble- whose work with Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne was showcased in the recent HBO Documentary Linda and the Mockingbirds-  will perform a program of traditional Mexican music and dance, including ranchera, boleros and Jarochos at the November 4th kick off concert at CIA Copia with Festival Napa Valley Arts for All Program. 

More Information

Los Cenzonztles

Mariachi Tradition Mexicana 

Mariachi Tradición Mexicana

Nanahuatzin 

Aztec Opening Ceremony 

NVUSD

Saint Apollinaris Catholic School 

St. John's Lutheran School

Unidos Middle School 

Willow Elementary Willow Elementary