Los Angeles Celebrates the Dia de Guadalupe

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Today, thousands in southern California celebrate one of Mexico and Latin America's most important religious figures: the Virgin of Guadalupe. The tale of the Virgin's first appearance centuries ago is central to the story of Mexico. But the Virgin of Guadalupe isn't the only virgin in the Mexican religious pantheon. Others are venerated as well, and they all cross paths here in Los Angeles. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez talked to Anayansi Diaz-Cortes of our Sonic Trace initiative about a festival straight out of rural Mexico.

(Sonic Trace, a story telling project by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Eric Pearse-Chavez, is a storytelling project that explores Los Angeles thru the eyes of Latin Americans. It is brought to you by KCRW and Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.)




Judy Muller