Laredito – The Forgotten Neighborhood west of San Pedro Creek

2018-06-08 18:00 - 2018-06-08 21:00
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1800 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201, USA

In conjunction with San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebrations, Centro Cultural Aztlan will present an original ethnodrama depicting the story of El Laredito, the forgotten neighborhood west of San Pedro Creek located in San Antonio, Texas.

Social anthropologist, Dr. Citlali Maria Zentella, will engage participants through an historical journey featuring El Laredito’s barrio experience covering the lives of three families, whose ancestors were among the original residents of San Antonio’s 300-year history.

On Friday, June 8, 2018, from 6-9 pm, residents as well as interested visitors will be able to enjoy a historical re-enactment of El Laredito written and narrated by Dr. Citlali Maria Zentella. The 300 years of EL Laredito will be recreated covering three periods beginning in 1718 and ending in the 1970’s when urban renewal demolished a once vibrant and thriving barrio.

In addition to the historical ethnodrama directed by Dr. Zentella, music of the period and original songs will be performed by Binisa, of Los Inocentes. Don Nuñez and Diana Rodriguez Gil will reconstruct the settings for El Laredito which includes: Una Noche en el Mercado, La Casa Navarro, and La Botanica.  Last but not least, participants will be able to taste and enjoy culinary creations that represent the traditional foods served at the Cenaduria tables at el Mercado by the famous Chili Queens.

For more information you can contact us M-F, 9am to 5pm. Our center is located in the historic Deco Building, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd., 103, San Antonio, TX 78201.

This Tricentennial Celebration is free and open to the public and is brought to you by the generous support of the City of San Antonio/Department of Arts & Culture, Humanities Texas, and the many friends of Centro Cultural Aztlan.

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