Our Highlights, 2003-Present
The high point of 2004 was our Dance Ceremony for the opening of the Cacao exhibition at the Acadeur debut my of Natural Sciences.
Our debut was a Julia de Burgos High School in North Philadelphia
In 2005, we performed Aztec Dance Ceremonies with other Native American groups, at the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, DC; for Hispanic Heritage Month at the State Capitol in Harrisburg; and in support of the Spirit of the Seventh Fire traveling Native American show.
In 2006, highlights included “The Fall of the Bellybutton of the Moon” festival, a four-day master class in drumming and Clay Flute Making, by The Master Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, culminating in a performance at the Wilma Theater; and our performance at Philadelphia’s International House at the premiere of our documentary, produced with the help of Scribe Video.
In 2007, highlights are at Kimmel Center Inc. for the performing Arts Academy of music, for the Summer solticio Ceremony, and “The Fall of the Bellybutton of the Moon” with Master Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, free for the community.
In 2008, highlights where the "Puerto Rican Panorama" the station decided to put the show of TV in the World-wide Network. They decided to begin with this presentation! this will live in history: that first Puerto Rican Panorama in crossing the entire world in the Network has been the Aztec show. As well in The African American Museum in Philadelphia with the Exhihbition "The African Presences in Mexico", the Penn Museum as part of the "Summer wonder" and the "Google works Reading PA".
In 2010, highlights where the performs at the Erie art museum as a part of the Making Better exhibition, and and the summer wonder series of Penn Archeology and Anthropology museum
In 2011, highlights Friends Select school and the presentation in Hip-hop with borders festival
In 2012, we continued to expand our alliance-building and work with individual artists, Masters, and organizations. We hosted a community talked titled “Mexicans of Today: Identity Crash/ Los mexicanos de hoy: Identidades encontradas” led by Master Totokani and his mother, Generala Mikiztli, both elders in the Mexica tradition.
We co-organized the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop Sin Fronteras event at The Rotunda, and participated in the “Align and Awake into Awareness” gathering held at the Lotus of Compassion center.
Deepening our collaboration and exchange with our Native American brothers and sisters in the region, we co-organized the 1st Indigenous People’s Day Celebration and Powwow, and were awarded a grant to visit several sacred Mound-Builder sites in Ohio, learning more about the region’s Native history, and opening the door for us to build alliance with Native groups there.
In 2012, highlights summer wonder series of Penn Archeology and Anthropology museum, the rotunda of Pennsylvania
In 2013, we continued to expand our collaborative work with Native American groups, co-organizing the 2nd Indigenous People’s Day Powwow. We also hosted the Lakota Grandmothers’ “Truth Tour”, in which several Grandmothers and Elders from the Pine Ridge reservation presented the documentary “Red Cry” and spoke about their struggle to reclaim their traditional matriarchal leadership and end the suffering of their people, especially the elders who still live on Reservation lands.
We also helped to organize the 3rd Hip-Hop Sin Fronteras event, and hosted a talk with spoken word artist Bocafloja, in which he spoke to youth about empowerment through music and community involvement, giving voice and strength to social movements.
Throughout the year, had several danza, art, and public speaking presentations in the community, as well as a special Danza presentation at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, led by Master Totokani and his brother Mazatl.
In 2014, we held the second part of our workshop series titled “Mexicans of Today/ Los mexicanos de hoy”, inviting Master Totokani and Generala Miquiztli to speak again about their experiences of and perspectives around Indigenous Identity and Cultural Preservation in Contemporary Mexico.
Once again, we co-organized the 3rd Indigenous People’s Day Celebration and Powwow, gathering Indigenous people from throughout the continent who live in the Philadelphia area, so we can meet, network, and have a space for our voices to be heard, and our distinct heritages honored.