Gabriel Martínez, cronista Guelaguetza 2017



Gabriel Martínez, cronista Oaxacaliforniano, conductor de las fiestas guelaguetzas en California y ganador del Premio CaSa en literatura escrita en la lengua zapoteca.


2017-Guelaguetza

Nuestra Identidad, Nuestro Sabor 22nd Annual Guelaguetza Cultural Festival Brings the Richness of Oaxaca to San Diego

July 20, 2017 – San Diego, CA – The Coalition of Indigenous Communities of Oaxaca (COCIO) and the Department of Anthropology at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) are proud to announce the 22nd Annual San Diego Guelaguetza Cultural Festival. The festival will take place on Sunday October 15th from 9am to 5pm at CSUSM’s Forum Plaza, featuring traditional Oaxacan dancers, food, art, vendors and cultural exhibits. This year’s celebration will be like no other, extending beyond the one-day event into a series of cultural events and workshops starting on October 7th. Southern Californians will have the rare opportunity to explore Oaxaca’s vibrant culture and gastronomic wonders right in San Diego!

COCIO is a San Diego-based cultural organization with the mission to promote, strengthen and encourage indigenous cultures practices in the Americas. For the past 22 years, COCIO has successfully celebrated the Oaxacan Guelaguetza Cultural Festival in San Diego, offering attendees a family-friendly atmosphere and a celebration modeled after the traditional annual Guelaguetza held in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Traditionally, the Guelaguetza, also known as Los lunes del cerro (Mondays on the hills), is an indigenous cultural event that serves as the opportunity for members of Oaxaca state’s diverse indigenous communities to come together to share their distinctive music, dance, dress, and food. In San Diego, this celebration symbolizes the coming together and unity of Mexican native communities, both in Mexico and in the United States.

This year’s Guelaguetza is expected to attract thousands of attendees, as in past years, and will have a stronger emphasis on the arts. Among the many unique experiences that will be offered, guests can attend a palm-weaving demonstration, a backstrap loom weaving demonstration, attend a mask-making workshop for children, an alebrije (colorful, imaginary creatures) painting session, or even immerse themselves in the traditional instrument exhibition. As with the traditional Guelaguetza, this celebration will feature live dances and music from the eight regions of Oaxaca, such as the Danza de Flor de Piña (Pineapple flower dance) and La Danza de los Diablos (The little devil’s dance). Additionally, vendors from across California and Oaxaca will converge to offer a wide variety of traditional Oaxacan foods, such as Mole, Tlayudas, Molotes, pastries, and aguas frescas. Oaxacan clothing, arts and crafts will also be available for purchase. Event proceeds will benefit community-based projects that aim to improve the health and well being of Mexican indigenous communities in Southern California and Oaxaca.

The community is also invited to the events that will lead up to the guelaguetza. On September 24th, COCIO, in partnership with the Comite de San Jeronimo Silacayoapilla in Poway will kick off the Oaxacan festivities with a kermes (community party used for fundraising), featuring traditional Oaxacan food and music, visit www.sanjeronimosilacayoapilla.com for more information. Then, on October 7th and 8th, COCIO will host a series of Oaxacan workshops, giving community members the opportunity to learn …. visit www.cocio.org for details.

For more than 20 years, CSUSM’s Department of Anthropology has collaborated with indigenous communities from Oaxaca in San Diego’s North County as a way to reciprocate and deepen a long standing and collaborative partnership with the community. This partnership is intricately tied with the delivery of the department’s community based field courses and benefits both students and the community at large.

Tickets for the Guelaguetza Cultural Celebration are now on sale at www.cocio.org. Adult tickets can be purchased for $9, while children 10 years and under and CSUSM Students with valid ID enjoy free entrance. Complimentary parking is available in CSUSM’s Lot C.  

For festival or vendor information call (619) 245-7538 or visit www.cocio.org.


2017 Guelaguetza Directions to CSUSM

22nd annual Guelaguetza 2017
Directions to CSU San Marcos

October 15th 2017 , 9 am to 6pm

https://goo.gl/maps/r8yKeG61ovv


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2016

Our Festival celebrates the diverse culture of Oaxaca
Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in volunteering with us during our grand event. We offer shifts of 4 hrs, with lunch included for students looking to meet community service hours.We have many exciting positions available through out the day.

Are you looking to learn more about marketing? Event Logistics ?

Contact us for more details , you will have a wonderful experience.

Guelaguetza water mark


COCIO Presents the 21st Guelaguetza celebration.

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-7-04-53-pm

La coalición de comunidades Indigenas de Oaxaca invita a la comunidad en general a nuestra máxima fiesta. Vengan a conocer, a disfrutar y a celebrar la cultura de los pueblos originarios. “La cultura es la luz que ilumina las luchas de los pueblos”. L@s esperamos! cocio.org

COCIO, Rún na convidar gritte par Oct 9 gunna lanni shte dánii” Guelaguetza “

The coalition of Indigenous Communities of Oaxaca (COCIO) Invites the community in general to our grand festival. Join us in celebration of our 21st annual Guelaguetza, a festival that honors diversity and indigenous values while fostering intergenerational community building. Authentic food, artists and dances form the state of Oaxaca. You do not want to miss this amazing event, See you there….. cocio.org


Cocio en Nochixtlán

  • Cocio.org envia ayuda a Nochixtlán

 

El día 22 de junio COCIO donó víveres y juguetes a niños y ancianos Mixtecos de la Colonia 20 de Noviembre   en Nochixtlán, Oaxaca, en una acción humanitaria que coordinaron organismos de derechos humanos de la Región, tras el ataque violento que la Policía Federal y la Policía Estatal perpetraron en la Zona el 19 de junio, y que se dirigió contra manifestantes y habitantes. En el caso de la 20 de noviembre alrededor de 30 Policías Federales entraron a la colonia y arremetieron contra la comunidad, disparando y aventando gases lacrimógenos en las casas. Razón por la que con un profundo respecto a quienes murieron, fueron heridos e injustamente encarcelados, COCIO decidió pronunciarse por el respeto a la vida y la no criminalización de las luchas indígenas.

Cedhapi

Colaboración con Cedhapi.org

Ver Boletín comunicado de prensa

 


VOLUNTEER FORMS

Volunteer Form

Our Festival celebrates the diverse culture of Oaxaca

Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in volunteering with us during our grand event we offer shifts of 4 hrs. with lunch included for students looking to meet community service hours. We have many exciting positions available through out the day. Are you looking to learn more about marketing? Event Logistics ?

Contact us for more details , you will have a wonderful experience.

Guelaguetza water mark


Email Invitation 20th Guelaguetza 2015

 

La coalición de comunidades Indigenas de Oaxaca invita a la comunidad en general a nuestra máxima fiesta. Vengan a conocer, a disfrutar y a celebrar la cultura de los pueblos originarios. “La cultura es la luz que ilumina las luchas de los pueblos”. L@s esperamos! cocio.org

COCIO, Rún na convidar gritte par Oct 4 gunna lanni shte dánii” Guelaguetza ”

The coalition of Indigenous Communities of Oaxaca (COCIO) Invites the community in general to our grand festival. Join us in celebration of our 20th annual Guelaguetza, a festival that honors diversity and indigenous values while fostering intergenerational community building. Authentic food, artists and dances form the state of Oaxaca. You do not want to miss this amazing event, See you there….. cocio.org

 

  • #GuelaguetzaSD

Event Facebook

 

 

 

Tickets Available Here 


Anuncio Guelaguetza 2015

Guelaguetza 2015 –

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 12.20.47 PM

COCIO.ORG

Tickets Available Here