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For most people in North America, knowledge of the Mexican Day of the Dead doesn't extend much further than the image of sugar skulls and entrancingly morbid folk art.  But according to Rosi and Brian Amidor, the husband and wife founders of Sol y Canto, the reasons behind the holiday run much deeper than that.

"The Day of the Dead and Night of the Dead celebrations really encompass the gamut of emotions, "Brian explains.  "Yeah, there's a lot of sadness and nostalgia for those who have passed, but it's also a very celebratory time when people gather to appreciate what those who have died brought to their lives."

That range of meaning will be on display in "Noche de Muertos: Welcoming Our Ancestors Home,"  a multimedia collaboration between Sol y Canto and Melodic Vision, a project begun by photographer Susan Wilson and violinist Rebecca Strauss.  Sol y Canto and Strauss will perform their pan-latin music to accompany Wilson's photographs of Day of the Dead celebrations, "We love music, but music is truly our hopes and feelings and observations of the world," Rosi says.

By: Shaun Brady 10/26/08 >> go there
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