This Year, Bakersfield ‘Guelaguetza’ Takes Center Stage

Oct. 13, 2013 / By



By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD — Every year, twelve cities across California play host to “La Guelaguetza,” a celebration that honors the cultures and traditions of indigenous communities hailing from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This year, Bakersfield will close out the statewide event, making this city’s Guelaguetza the season’s largest.

“It’s very special to me because it brings back great memories from my town, especially when they start playing traditional music,” said Edgar Gonzalez, a Bakersfield resident who was born in Silacayoapan, Oaxaca. “It also makes me feel united with my people.”

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