Sights and Sounds: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Returns to South Street

Photo: Joshua Albert

Photo: Joshua Albert

By Dustin Slaughter

Photos by Joshua Albert

After almost a decade of absence in Philly, Dia de los Muertos – a mainly Mexican ceremony dating back over 3,000 years, but also celebrated by other groups worldwide – returned to South Street yesterday.

Yesterday’s celebration was marked with a ceremony to honor the dead and Earth, followed by a live performance from Los Straightjackets during a brisk street festival:

 

Photo: Joshua Albert

Photo: Joshua Albert

 

 

 

 

Los Straightjackets took the stage a short while later…

 

 

…and tore into a fantastic drum solo:

 

 

Photo: Joshua Albert

Photo: Joshua Albert

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