November 14th – 21st, 2023
2023 marks a very special milestone: our 20th edition. We are celebrating by offering a program that reflects the rich diversity of Mexican culture, including contemporary Indigenous voices and their connection to ancestral practices, and artists from various regions in Mexico. Creators taking the stage include four-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sánchez, who scored Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, presenting his project SHIFT – ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE w/ THANA ALEXA, BIGYUKI + LEX SADLER with opening sets by Ampersan’s fresh style combining Mexican folklore and poetry with electronic elements, and Echoes in Proximity, a recent experimental jazz project by Carlo Nicolau and Juan Cristóbal Pérez Grobet. Award-winning choreographers Lourdes Luna, Geraldine Cardiel, Erick Montes and Argelia Arreola will showcase their most recent works and Mayan rapper Pat Boy, whose music was featured in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will also take the stage.
We will have a family day with pianist César Reyes, who will present Treasures of Mexico, a cultural and didactic journey through Mexico’s musical works for piano, and Alicia, el Ballet y Yo by Reyna Pérez, a story told in Spanish about a girl’s journey learning the history of ballet that comes to life through movement. Our program also honors photographer Lourdes Grobet and the last two projects she completed before her passing, and iconic actor Ignacio López Tarso with a screening of the supernatural drama Macario, the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Oaxacan cook and restaurateur Diana Wagerman will share a food presentation and writers Álvaro Enrigue, Ximena Santaolalla, Naief Yehya and Oswaldo Zavala will take part in a fascinating conversation with and curated by award-winning writer Carmen Boullosa: Mexico Writes Now. Artist Ximena Pérez Grobet will talk about the creative process of recomposing the text of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake, and Mexican American photographer Daniel Ramos will discuss his solo exhibition Eres Muy Hermosa.
Learn more About the Festival HERE!