Raices de Mexico offers a slice

Can’t swing a fall holiday to Mexico? Watching the colourful and energetic dance group, Raices de Mexico, perform in Red Deer this month might be the next best thing.

Can’t swing a fall holiday to Mexico?

Watching the colourful and energetic dance group, Raices de Mexico, perform in Red Deer this month might be the next best thing.

Raices de Mexico (which means Roots of Mexico) is a lively troupe of 14 young dancers, age 17 to 22 years, who will celebrate the festive Mexican culture on stage on Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Matchbox theatre.

Hailing from Mexico, Brazil and Canada, the dancers will showcase authentic feathered and embroidered costumes and dances from various Mexican states — Veracruz, Yucatan, Mexico City, Jalisco, Michoacan, and Nayarit.

Expect an evening filled with lively Mexican music, courtesy of three guitarists, as well as exuberant dances, such as La Bamba, El Jarabe, Tapatio, and the Aztec Dance.

Group members will also share a video and stories about their cultures, history and family traditions, said Raices de Mexico co-founder, Edgar Zamano.

Raices de Mexico have performed in Calgary and Edmonton and are looking forward to once again dazzling Red Deer crowds at the 7:30 p.m. concerts. Tickets are $20 from The Matchbox box office, 403-341-6500.

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