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"El Grito" MEXAM NW Festival 2022


September 15 and 18, 2022


Concert: Free (with ticket from MEXAM NW Festival)

Celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month with MEXAM NW Festival 2022 which brings Mexico and the U.S. together. From September 10 until October 15, enjoy music, food, visual and digital arts, fairs, and more throughout the region.

The National Nordic Museum hosts two "El Grito" events during this Festival. Tickets must be reserved in advance through the MEXAM NW Festival website.

On September 15, starting at 6pm, Orquesta Northwest and MEXAM NW Festival invite you to learn more about the traditional Grito de Independencia. Enjoy poetry by renowned poet Raúl Sánchez, as well as a musical piano duet by Ricardo de La Torre and Larx Powers, among other great musicians. The Consul of Mexican Communities Abroad, Diana Oliveros, will conduct the ceremony of "El Grito."

On September 18, 1pm to 4pm, join Orquesta Northwest, the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle, and MEXAM NW Festival to celebrate the “El Grito” Concert for the fifth time in a row. In commemoration of 200 years of United States-Mexico diplomatic relations and Mexico's Independence Day, renowned Mexican conductor Paula Madrigal will lead the orchestra in playing Mexico's favorite classical pieces. Look for special participation of the first trumpet of the National Symphony of Mexico, Edmundo Romero, as well as Trío Guadalevín, Mariachi Guadalajara, and more. Bailadores de Bronce will celebrate their 50th anniversary at this event.

These events are free and for the whole family, don't miss it!

Tickets and more information can be found in English and Spanish at the Festival's website: Tickets are not available at the Museum.