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Save Barrio Duranguito Festival set for Friday

The residents and small vendors of Duranguito invite all El Pasoans to celebrate the rich culture and history of their neighborhood. To that end, the residents have organized a ‘Save Barrio Duranguito Festival.’

There will be activities and cultural workshops for the whole family, food trucks, educational booths, historical walking tours of Duranguito and music from 4 to 10 pm on Friday, May 5th – the day before City elections.

Residents are invited to come listen to son jarocho, Chinese dance performance, an all-women mariachi group, danzantes Aztecas and more. The evening will end with an open air performance by Frontera Bugalú.

When: May 5 from 4 to 10 pm

Where: Mercado Tiradero/Duranguito Arts Market (corner of Paisano and Chihuahua Street)

Program

4:00 Bienvenida and Opening Remarks

4:15 Blessing/Oración Fr. Garcia

Followed by a bilingual Historical Tour (Dr. David Romo & Dr. Max Grossman)

5:00 Danza Azteca Omecoatl

5:30 Performance by the Ai-Hwa Chinese School

6:00 Fandango con Maria, Yahvi, Rubi, and Leo /Dr. Max Grossman

7:00 Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas

7:30 Los Dos, Mexican muralism and resistance

8:00 Spoken word/Poetry

9:30 Los Dos, Mexican muralism and resistance

10:00 Frontera Bugalú

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One comment

  1. There is no such thing as barrio Durangito it’s more about Max Grossman than anything else! beside the real celebration will be held when the downtown arena is finally built at the Union Plaza location.
    People move in and people move out and nobody living at the Max Grossman eyesore blighted area where living there before 1950. No original descendants live there now so there is really no culture, if the original Chinese laundry was still in operation and the whorehouse was still in operation. Not even that would be considered El Paso culture. Yes the buildings still standing there are prove that at one time El Paso was happily crazy about all the illegal activity that took place there. But time to move on and bring more economic and modernization growth to downtown. And besides across the Paisano street there is where this celebration should be held there you can find people from every Mexican state in Mexico and south of Mexico.
    North of Paisano Street is El Paso’s mix culture and that area needs some changes and improvements like a new downtown arena as downtown needs space to grow to help spur the economy with new stores and commerce. Not flee markets, dilapidated eyesores and more nonsense stuff, you can add some food trucks for a few hours but they move around town if they didn’t, they wouldn’t make any money.

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