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Free Cinco de Mayo Tribute Concerts at Aurora Fox


The Aurora Cinco de Mayo Tribute celebration will feature Colorado’s premier Ballet Folklorico group Fiesta Colorado. (Photo: Courtesy Renee Fajardo)

 

Posted May 2, 2024

 

Join the Colorado Folk Arts Council and Metropolitan State University of Denver JTOH program, at the Aurora Fox (9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO) on Tues.  May 7th for a Cinco de Mayo extravaganza. There will be two concerts beginning at 11:00 a.m. -11:45 am and then another at 12 noon -12:45 p.m.

 

The celebration features Colorado’s premier Ballet Folklorico group Fiesta Colorado, under the direction of Jeanette Trujillo, Azteca dance Groupo Huitzlipotchli and CFAC German Dancers. The three groups teamed up nine years ago to demonstrate the lesser-known subtle influences that have contributed to the music and dance of México over the centuries, including music from Germany.

 

The free shows are a tribute to the diverse and ethnic influences of the songs and dances of México. This is the grand finale of the 2023/2024 Cultural Concerts series sponsored by the Aurora Fox and the CFAC.

 

Almost three decades ago years ago the Colorado Folk Arts (CFAC) was asked by the offices of Original Aurora Renewal to host a  monthly series of free cultural concerts at the historic Aurora Fox ( 9900 E. Colfax) they jumped at the opportunity.  Back then city officials saw that the demographics of the city were changing, and they wanted to create an art opportunity that would bridge the gap between the diverse populations in the area.

 

Today, CFAC and MSU Denver JTOH program have provided culturally educational programs for thousands of undeserved school children and the community. From Aztec Dancers to African Drumming to Mudra dance of India, the Cultural Concert Series on Colfax is unique to Colorado.

 

Ron Gehauf, CFAC director stated, “This is the only free concert series of its type in the whole southwest. The continued support of the Aurora Fox, the Arapahoe SCFD and our partners Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Journey Through Our Heritage program have ensured that we can continue to offer these shows at the Aurora Fox.

 

Both shows are free and open to the public. No reservations are required but for groups of 10 or more please email jtoh2016@gmail.com or text 720-329-0869 or visit http://www.colofolkarts.org.