Dating back to our indigenous roots, El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrates the journey of life and death of our loved ones, our ancestors. It is a joyful and respectful series of events and traditions inviting them to join us, the living. The Day of the Dead is a time for us to cry, laugh, sing and remember their lives and ponder the next steps they made in their journey. Our memories keep them alive in our hearts.

Join us on Canción Mexicana, Sunday November 1, for a very special program in honor of El Día de los Muertos. From the first time Canción Mexicana went on the air in 1985, we have been honoring our ancestors through the music we play each Sunday morning on KUVO radio.

This year’s co-hosts Yolanda Ortega and Debra Gallegos are teaming up to build a very special Ofrenda (Altar) through the music our ancestors wrote, sang, and loved. Music from Mexico’s Epoca Dorada (the Golden Age of Mexican music), the tunes our parents and grandparents loved, will have center stage throughout our first hour at 9 am.

We’ll continue our musical tributes from 10 am to 1 pm remembering the artists that gave us so many memories, like Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Selena, Al Hurricane, Emilio Navaira, and Ernestine Romero to name a few.

Remembering our past through songs like La Llorona or Que Me Lleven Canciónes will help us understand that the journey our loved ones have taken is filled with good memories and love.

Celebrate with us on Sunday, November 1, from 9 am to 1 pm for El Día de los Muertos presented just for you by Cancion Mexicana.

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