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Los Diablos Cojuelos de Republica Dominicana – A White Fund and Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation

Los Diablos Cojuelos de Republica Dominicana, a White Fund Presentation. October 6, 2017. 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Join us or a White Fund Presentation on Los Diablos Cojuelos de Republica Dominicana

Hear the History of the Mischievous Devils and Learn How to Make Your Own Mask.

The main character of the Dominican Carnival is the Diablo Cojuelo (Limping Devil). A tale on the island says that this devil was banished to earth because of his childish pranks. When he hit the earth he hurt his leg, causing him to limp. While most of the communities across the island represent this character in different ways, several common practices are the use of a mask, a satanic suit, sleigh bells, and a whip to hit people in the streets (other “Diablos”).

Date and Time

Friday, October 6, 2017
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Location

Lawrence Campus
Dimitry (L) Building Atrium

More Information

We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact Analuz Garcia for requests, questions or event information at 978-738-7423.

About ACM

The Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts brings a bit of Dominican CarnivalUnited States. The group is led by Stelvyn Mirabal of Lawrence. Determined to preserve Dominican traditions in Lawrence, Mirabal formed a comparsa 12 years ago, a group of costumed people who participate in the carnival parade and were part of Lawrence’s second Dominican Parade. There are now 75 people in Mirabal’s comparsa and the Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts is well known throughout New England for participation in Dominican and Latino cultural festivals and parades as ambassadors of Dominican culture.