More than 600 souls braved The Museum of Latin American Art’s “Día de los Muertos” fundraiser on Saturday evening, in an event anchored by a rock-meets-Latin-music-cabaret opera, featuring none other than Death herself (who’s looking damn good these days).
The vivid live performance was resplendent with larger-than-life Day of the Dead -styled puppets, created by show producer Tony Dominguez. Lead performers Santos de Los Angeles and Ruby Champagne were backed by a talented troupe of singers and dancers, adorned in the elegiac best dress and Calavera face paint. Following the opera, the party continued with additional musical performances from Rocio Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
The event, co-hosted by Siempre Mujer magazine, commemorates the traditional Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, which featured at the start of the latest James Bond movie Spectre.