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Night of 1000 Pumpkins : A Day of the Dead Celebration

2009 was our closing event "A Wake for the B/ IAS project" Stay tuned for 2010,

Nov. 1st From 3:30 to 11:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, November 1st to celebrate the Day of the Dead! Bring your carved pumpkin and a candle to the B/ IAS site or carve one there to fill the site with illuminated jack o’ lanterns. Bring something for the community altar, walk through the cemetery, gather with your neighbor over food, drink and dance. Celebrate your community, your family and friends! All pumpkins will be composted through a gift from King County Solid Waste.

Bring your carved Pumpkin with a candle to fill the site with 1000 lit pumpkins.


Starting at 3:30 and going till Dark...

Pumpkin Carving for Adults and Kids.

Face Painting.

Paper Flower Making.

Grand Pumpkin Games "Pumpkin Plinko"

Sand painting at the Library by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys & Jose Orantes: co-sponsored by B/ IAS

With DJ sets by: DJ Stick Yo Hand in the Dirt


Event Artists:

4:30 to 6:30:Trio Lucero del Norte on the B/ IAS Site

Roots Music / Regional Mexican / Folk

Trío Lucero del Norte play traditional/regional Mexican music from the Huasteca. Specialists in son huasteco and huapango, they are currently the only local group who play son huasteco with the complete ensemble: violin, jarana and quinta huapanguera. Son huasteco is the zapateado style of Mexican son from the Huasteca region. It formed the basis for many styles of huapango that became popular throughout Greater Mexico. The Huasteca region encompasses the plains region of six states: Hidalgo, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Veracruz and Tamaulipas.
In addition to sones huastecos and huapangos, Trío Lucero del Norte interpret sones de costumbre for Day of the Dead and Carnaval, sones and cumbias in Náhuatl and Huastecan regional stylings of polkas, canciones rancheras, boleros and cumbias. The three members: Jose Hernández (violin), Modesto Antonio Hernández (quinta huapanguera) and Kim Carter Muñoz (jarana), met when Kim posted an add in the El Paisano, a Mexican Carnicaría/Grocery in White Center.
Kim traveled to Mexico for several years to study son huasteco and sones de costumbre for her graduate studies in Ethnomusicology. After playing with well-known son huasteco musicians in Mexico, including Los Cantores de Pánuco, Soraima y Sus Huastecos, Trio Chicóntepec, Los Caporales de Pánuco and others, she wanted to form her own trío in Seattle.

For More info on Trio Lucero del Norte ....

5:30 to 6:30: Los Flacos At the Burien Library

Join with Los Flacos for a musical celebration of El Día de los Muertos. This Latino music group performs a blend of the traditional sounds of Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. Using a variety of instruments, some indigenous to the Americas and others of European and African origin, they create their own renditions of the songs of Latin America. Gather together with friends at the Burien Library to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died. For More info on Los Flacos...

7:00 to 7:30: Pyrosutra on the B/ IAS Site

Pyrosutra is a fire dance collective based out of Seattle, Washington. We combine choreographed bellydance, breakdance and stilt walking with a wide range of professional fire performance techniques and innovative tools.

For more info on Pyrosutra...

7:30 to 9:30: La Banda Gozona on the B/ IAS Site

Musica de Oaxaca y Seattle

In the Sierra Madre of Oaxaca, a gozona is a four-day combination serenade and battle of the bands. As our friend Inocencio Mena says, 'You play until your teeth are loose and then rest for a week.'

We are La Banda Gozona, a group of Seattle musicians who play the traditional music of Oaxaca, Mexico. Through this music we enable cultural exchange and provoke dancing.

ForFor more info on La Banda Gozona...


Day of the Dead Coffins by:

White Center for the Arts, Oliver McCurnin, Erica McGuire, Kelda Martensen, Shelli Park, Erin Williamson, Highline High School, Victoria Hall, Crystal German, Monica Cavagnaro, Jessica Vazquez

Altars Sponsors by:

  1. One for the Public (by Rocio Quintana-Castaneda)

  2. One for Families (by Rocio Quintana-Castaneda)

  3. Cuautla Video

  4. United Latino Association

  5. Lokos Music / Palmar Musical

Event Vendors:

  1. Palmar Musical

  2. Lokos Music

  3. Mary Kay

  4. Video Cuautla

  5. Dzul - Airbrush, little art gallery

  6. Message by Design

  7. Veronica's Cake Arts

  8. The House Doctor

  9. United Latinos Association