September 7, 2004

Expanded 'month' highlights Hispanic heritage

Photo: Traditional Mexican dancers
Traditional Mexican dancers

Hispanic Heritage Month activities at Sacramento State have been extended to cover six weeks this year, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20, to include a performance of the Masters of Mexican Music. The national touring concert of four of Mexico's finest traditional musical groups is set for 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $25 general and $10 for Sacramento State students. The show will cap an exciting series of activities at the University honoring Hispanic culture.

The four groups in the Masters of Mexican Music show, Jose Gutierrez and Los Hermanos Ochoa, Mariamba Chiapas, Mingo Saldivar y Los Cuatro Espadas and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, total 21 musicians and dancers. They will present four distinct regional styles of Mexican music, musica jarocha, marimba, conjunto tejano and mariachi.

Another major highlight of the month will be a screening of the film A Day Without a Mexican that includes a lecture by director Sergio Arau along with his wife, actress Yareli Arizmendi, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 6 in the University Union Ballroom. The controversial film examines the fallout of a fictional disappearance one day of 14 million people of Hispanic decent from California. Arizmendi also appears in the film.

Photo: Mingo Saldivar
Mingo Saldivar

An exhibit of art by Fernando Duarte and Galo Paz, "South America: The Realism Magico and Beyond," starts the month's activities opening Sept. 15 in the University Library and continuing through Oct. 20. A reception with the artists is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the University Center Restaurant in the University Union.

Other events include a pair of comedy shows, the 16 de Septiembre celebration of Mexican independence, a Latino rock concert and a poetry recital. A complete schedule is attached.

For more information, call 278-7241.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Sept. 15
Exhibit, "South America: The Realism Magico and Beyond," works by Fernando Duarte and Galo Paz, University Library, call 278-6926 for library hours. Continues to Oct. 20. Reception 5:30-7 p.m., University Center Restaurant, University Union.

Thursday, Sept. 16
Comedy, "Ambassadors of Comedy," multicultural comedy show featuring Gerry Bednob, Jeff Hodge, Georgia Jean, Ron McGhee and Larry Omaha, 7:30 p.m., Serna Plaza. 278-6997.

"Celebrating Raza Unity: 16 de Septiembre Celebration," music and dance performances, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Serna Plaza. 278-6997.

Tuesday, Sept. 28
Music, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Pistol Grips and Los Kung Fu Monkeys, ska, punk and Latino rock, 7:30 p.m., Serna Plaza. 278-6997.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
Film, Day Without a Mexican, includes lecture, $10 general/$5 Sacramento State students, 7:30 p.m., University Union Ballroom. Tickets at Sacramento State Ticket Office at 278-4323 or at Tickets.com.

Thursday, Oct. 7
Comedy, San Francisco International Standup Comedy Competition, 10 comics in semi-final rounds of annual competition, 7:30 p.m., University Union Ballroom. $10 general/$7 Sacramento State students. Tickets at Sacramento State Ticket Office at 278-4323 or at Tickets.com.

Saturday, Oct. 9
Poetry recital, 6-8 p.m., University Union Hinde Auditorium. 278-6997.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Music, Masters of Mexican Music, traditional Mexican music, $25 general/$10 Sacramento State Students, 7:30 p.m., University Union Ballroom. Tickets at Sacramento State Ticket Office at 278-4323 or at Tickets.com.

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