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Moravian College to Celebrate Mexican Music and Culture

The Moravian College Music Institute will join the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia in celebrating Mexican Independence Day with the third annual festival at Moravian College on Saturday, September 18, noon to 4:00 p.m. The musical festival will feature a variety of performances showcasing regional Mexican dances, music and song. The public is invited to sample the music, dance, and food of Mexico.

The celebration will include performances by Grupo Folklorico de Oazaca, a dance group, Soledad Flores, a Rancheras singer, and Ramon Hernandez who sings traditional Mexican songs.

The celebration will culminate with the official ceremony of El Grito de Delores or "cry for independence," performed by the Honorable Manuel Lombera, Mexican Consulate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The festival is free and open to the public. It will be held in Foy Concert Hall at the College’s Church Street Campus – Church and Main streets, Bethlehem. For more event information, contact the Moravian College Music Institute at (610) 861-1650. The event is sponsored in part by Electric Choice, Summit Bank, La Plena del Pueblo, El Torero Newspaper and MOPAC.