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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: 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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Finale Ceremony Theme 2017: The Marriage of the Sun and Moon

In honor of our collaboration with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, we present “The Marriage of the Sun and Moon,” an homage to the roots of Western classical thought, drawing on the artistry of Medieval and Renaissance alchemical and hermetic texts. Modern science has its roots in the alchemical experiments of ancient Greece and Hellenic Egypt,…

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