Nacha Mendez Day of the Dead Concert - Museum of International Folk Art
Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
A CONCERT HONORING OUR ANCESTORS 6:00 PM Reception, music provided by scholarship recipients / 7:00 PM Concert, performances by scholarship recipient Ishi and by the Nacha Mendez Trio. / Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Nacha Mendez Music Scholarship Fund. Additional donations to the fund are welcome. Thank you for your support!
Mark your calendars for October 25 from 6 to 8:30 PM!
Our fundraiser at the Museum of International Folk Art opens with a reception at 6PM in the museum atrium. There will be food and wine and entertainment provided by 3 of the scholarship recipients accompanied by our committee member and violinist Carla Kountoupes.
At 7:00 p.m. a concert begins in the museum theater to honor our deceased relatives. Ishi Sato, first place recipient, will open the evening, followed by the Nacha Mendez trio.
Tickets are now on sale and we hope that you will attend.
We look forward to seeing you!
As executive director and founder of the Nacha Mendez Music Scholarship for New Mexican Girls of Color, I have to say, our first fundraiser created such a big impact, that I am just in awe of how your support made a big difference in a young girl’s life and it helped her to continue with a music education.
This year we awarded 7 scholarships to the girls. I want to briefly share how your past support has benefitted them.
One girl was able to attend a music camp, another bought a computer and software to create music digitally, a few more were able to use the funds for music lessons and this scholarship gave one recipient confidence to begin teaching music to other young girls of color.
- Nacha Mendez