Guadalupe Center performers

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Guadalupe Center performers


Guadalupe Center performers who participated in the fifth National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., in May 1938. The festival’s director, Sarah Gertrude, described their presentation later in the magazine Survey Graphic: “Guitars and stringed instruments were heard as the Mexicans from Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, in Kansas City, Mo., in gay serapes, in beautifully embroidered dresses, and carrying lighted candles, began the procession of the ‘Posados,’ a Mexican religious ceremonial the commemorates the nine days’ wandering of Mary and Joseph.”



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