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Flor y canto

Flor y canto
Aztec Danza Mildred Flores performs a ceremonial blessing during the first annual "Flor y Canto: In, Xochitl, In Cuicatl" at Building 600 at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on May 16, 2019. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)

Copy by Angelica Lopez and Photos by Chelsea Westman

Dance and music are components of many different cultures.

Using unique rhythms and colorful outfits for dancers, people of Mexican heritage can feel connected to their roots.

The first annual “Flor y Canto In Xochitl, In Cuicatl,” translated to flower and song, held May 16, honored the culture through poems and songs by Martha Gonzalez and a dance performance by the group Circulo Ajolote.