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Annual Report: Many Mouths One Stomach

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All Souls Procession Weekend Guide

The Procession is an enormous community-created, non-commercial event to creatively honor and celebrate our dead. Open to all cultures, all traditions, all art forms, all people. Free to participate. Funded by donations from people like you. Please do your part and contribute today. The barricades, the police services, the port-a-potties—all of those are paid for…

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2018 All Souls Procession Finale Musical Guest: XIXA

The desert has a frequency, a sound you can hear in the wilds around. XIXA tunes in and warps it, in glittering, gritty psychedelic cumbia tracks on their debut album, Bloodline (Barbès Records/Glitterhouse Records, February 2016), an expansion on their recent EP Shift and Shadow. An earlier incarnation of XIXA started by playing covers of…

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Guest Column: Nana’s Hands by Davina Araiza

Davina in front of a crowd, wearing a costume of red and white and looking to the left, while holding a broom she will use to ceremonially sweep the street in front of the Urn.

I miss my Nana Virgie. I cried for her the other day. Yelling to the sky that I still need her. I missed her so much I went by her home. The one where she taught me to roll tortillas. Where she taught me, with her beautiful, long nailed, lined with use hands—sewing and the…

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Protecting the Procession with Love: Tucson Angels

Woman dressed in white and smiling holding a sign that reads "The awful words you hear are called hate speech. I am not with this man." In front of a man wearing a shirt that reads "Fear God" and who is holding a bullhorn.

It takes all sorts of volunteers doing all sorts of things to make the Procession happen. This Tucson Angel is one of them. She and her predecessors have been working with the Usher & Ambassador crews for five years to help keep the Procession kind. Gratitude to her—and to all the other volunteers—for her service…

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Guest Column: On Costumes by Kari Beth Cadenhead

Kari and son in costumes in front of the Urn

As an attendee of the All Souls Procession and a Tucsonan by choice, I have a thing to say about costumes: I read a comment recently disparaging the Procession based on it “just being a big costume contest.” Despite the fact that it’s obviously not a contest (and I’m sure the naysayer meant that metaphorically),…

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Guest Column: Seeing With Heart by Houda

Houda in costume with blue eyeshadow and lipstick and wearing a blue and silver costume

Houda is a young refugee from Aleppo, Syria. Her first year in Tucson, she attended the 2016 Procession of Little Angels. 2017 was her first All Souls Procession, which she participated in as a member of the Community Spirit Group Ambassadors. She spoke about her experience in the Procession on the radio show—Mn Huna: Finding…

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