Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Cultural Heritage
To feature Latino artists at Pangea--Cultivate Our Cultures festival who have not performed here before. To share with classes the unique history of Bracero and Mexican-American migrant songs derived from mixing of cultures as far north as Minnesota. To encourage attendance of Latino community members at Pangea and to the exhibit Bittersweet Harvest: Braceros 1942-1964 which will be open through Pangea. To showcase a positive cultural image of Latinos through a unique art form. All youth attending a performance will be asked to fill out a short exit survey. Random attendees to the Pangea festival will fill out exit surveys (left on tables in the food court).
More than 85% of respondents rated the artistic quality as good to excellent (8 to 10 on a 10-point scale). Nearly every respondent specified "something new" they "learned about Mexican/Latino/Mexican-American cultures." From Spanish vocabulary words to bracero history in our region, the songs and stories used the arts to provide new knowledge.