LA to Celebrate the Diversity and Richness of Mexico City

MXLA2017 celebrations: More than 20 cultural, academic, community and business activities

By Christina Cano
Published on LatinoLA: September 12, 2017

LA to Celebrate the Diversity and Richness of Mexico City

Music, photography, folk sculptures known as alebrijes, movies and soccer will be just some of the free events on display in different corners of Los Angeles County to celebrate the diversity, cultural richness and history of the fascinating CDMX in September. As part of the program of activities for "2017: Año de México en Los Ángeles (MXLA2017 – 2017 – The Year of Mexico in Los Angeles)," organized by the Secretary of Foreign Relations in coordination with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, September has been designated as the month of Mexico City: "CDMX in Los Angeles."

With the goal of celebrating the strong and solid historic and cultural ties that bind Mexico and Los Angeles, the Consulate General of Mexico and the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles declared 2017 the year of Mexico in Los Angeles, or "MXLA2017." With an extensive program of activities and projects, 10 Mexican states have been featured throughout the year, beginning with Baja California in March, Sonora in April, Puebla in May, Guanajuato in June, Jalisco in July, Oaxaca in August, Mexico City in September, and Colima, Michoacán, Durango, Morelos, and Querétaro over the course of the celebration.

The "CDMX in Los Angeles" celebration presents an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the strengths of CDMX as a global city and beacon of hospitality. With a splendid culture open to the whole world, CDMX is a promoter of major opportunities and events, the epicenter of Latin America's creative industries and a fount of incomparable tourist experiences.

"MXLA2017" accompanies the Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an ambitious and far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in a dialogue with Los Angeles to project the existing connection between the creation of Latin American and Angelino artists, emphasizing the development of creators and the promulgation of their roots, as reflected in their pieces.

To promote the image of CDMX and its diversity, the program of activities has four multidisciplinary strategic axes: education, science and technology; culture and the creative industries; community activities, and economic and tourism promotion:

Friday, September 15
Services Fair
• Inauguration: 9:30 a.m.
• Duration: September 15 to 17.
• Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Place: Bell Gardens Veterans Park (6662 Loveland St, Bell Gardens, CA 90201).
• Direct attention for citizens of Mexico City and Mexicans resident in Los Angeles, California, in connection with identity, health and cultural and tourism promotion.

Saturday, September 16
Alyosha Barreiro + Nok Niuk in Concert
• Time: 7:30 p.m.
• Place: Bell Gardens Veterans Park (6662 Loveland St, Bell Gardens, CA 90201)
• An original musical concept of a multimedia spectacle in a magical and lively fusion of the ancestral roots of contemporary Mexico. It combines moods, rites and melodies generated by drums, wind instruments, electronic sounds and the movements of dancers.

Saturday, September 23
Grupo Elefante in Concert
• Time: 5:00 p.m.
• Place: Belvedere Park Lake (4914 E 3rd St, East Los Angeles, CA 90022)
• A Mexican band from CDMX. Their music blends the genres of trova, ranchera and balada, using a poetic language charged with vivid images and rhetorical flourishes.

Friday, September 29
A colloquium on the Minimum Wage
• Time: 2:00 p.m.
• Place: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center (425 Westwood Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90095)
• Roundtable among experts from CDMX and the United States on the subject of the minimum wage.

For more information on "MXLA2017" visit and for specific activities part of "CDMX in Los Angeles," visit

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