Saturday, November 02, 2019
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST: DAY OF THE DEAD 2019 REMEMBERED!!!
With respect to hottie Jordan, here's a late night cultural note for our beloved night owl and shift worker pals:
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.
This year international drug cartel killings hit the metro in full force and Kansas City confronts a historic murder spike. And so the holiday seems even more, sadly, apropos . . . Meanwhile, we hope elected leaders and authorities devise new strategies to address the rising violence whilst Mexican death culture gains traction amid American demographic evolution despite border wall work.
To wit, we share this strangely hopeful playlist filled with song about death in order to help us more greatly appreciate this life.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.