September 15 and 16 will be days filled with fiestas at the Musical Instrument Museum. The two-day event will highlight the music, dance, and cuisine of Mexico in honor of the country’s independence from Spain in 1810. Partnering with the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix the event is designed to showcase the culture of Mexico in an accurate and educational way.
The weekend will be filled with activities like performances of Latin, jazz, acoustic pop, and rock by the Gustavo Angeles Trio, children’s face painting and performances by Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company. It also includes a spotlight on Mexican instruments from MIM curator Daniel Piper, hands-on craft activities including traditional papel picado banners, tissue-paper flowers, and musical rattles inspired by the Tarahumara sonaja rattle on display in the Mexico exhibit.
The events are free with admission to the museum. Hasta la vista.
MIM | 4725 East Mayo Boulevard | Phoenix, AZ 85050