Virtual Mexica New Year 2021 Program
Due to the current pandemic, this year's ceremony was broadcast live from San Jose, CA, and streamed through two platforms, Youtube and Facebook Live. We needed to keep our yearly ceremony alive and active for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their homes where they felt safe. Now more than ever we must remember the ancient ways of taking care of our bodies, our homes, and preserving the culture.
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Tlazo Camati (Thank you)
Dancers | Danzantes
Represents the planets orbiting the Sun
The Door | La Puerta
Represents the Entry Point to the Ceremonial Cypher
Aztec Dance represents man's eternal search for cosmic harmony and integration of body and spirit. A form of prayer, but also a complete way of life and connection with what is most important to the people.
Drums | Huehuétl and Teponaztle
Represent the heartbeat of our Ancestors and the Sun.
Altar | Momoztli
Represents the Belly Botton of Mother Earth
In the Aztec Calendar, the number 9 is related to the wind and the rain, as they both help life flourish. The number 9 also represents balance and is the center and beginning of the development of experiences in life, which is a time of constant learning. Those born on this number are very centered and creative.
Calli is the Nahuatl word that translates to the word Casa in Spanish or House in the English language. It refers to a building or enclosure. Calli is something that protects or safeguards something. Those born on the sign Calli are creative, home protectors and enjoy spending time with their families. They are people who study, work, are farsighted, enjoy sitting down and who are gatherers to have all the basic necessities.
Jesse Hernandez (@UrbanAztec) is a visual artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, most widely recognized for his street art murals, vinyl toys, and diverse Illustration work. His style is known as Urban Aztec, a combination of graffiti and ancient indigenous culture.
Hernandez’s artwork has been featured by Warner Bros., the San Jose Sharks, the Oakland Museum, DC Comics, Rockstar energy drink, Rolling Stone magazine, Juxtapoz, Gears of War 4, X-Box, Playstation, Oakland Athletics, and the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. To learn more about the many talents of UrbanAztec, visit his website.
Meet the artist behind the glyph design 9 Calli
San Jose Community Artists Empowering Youth
Together We Create will be hosting a large group of artists at Mexica New Year varying in age and experience. Starting with the newcomers to well- established graffiti artist, TWC will be facilitating an educational experience through hands-on practice with the students from local High Schools. TWC takes pride in exposing the youth to real-life problem-solving skills through the arts. Together We Create are educators; artists, and recognize the need for quality art.
Join us as TWC produces 16+ finished 8'x8' murals in the span of two days. Spectators can't help but be captivated by watching the process of having an empty wall transform into a stunning and colorful masterpiece in just hours. As the artists collectively complete these pieces, everyone is welcomed to watch, learn, and even take pictures as these soon become backdrops for some unique photo opportunities.
To learn more about Together We Create, visit: www.twc408.com