Los Danzantes takes the stage at San Francisco festival

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Los Danzantes takes the stage at San Francisco festival

Fresno State’s folklorico Mexican dance troupe, Los Danzantes de Aztlán, will take the stage at the prestigious 40th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. The three-weekend festival began July 6 and ends July 21-22 at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and City Hall. This year’s program features more than 20 performers presenting dance and music from Alaska, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, India, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti, the continental U.S. and Zimbabwe. Los Danzantes will perform Huapangos from the state of Hidalgo, at about 8 p.m. on July 21. The traditional music is rooted in the Huasteca cultural region of Mexico, which encompasses parts of several states. The performance will include live music played by Los Hermanos Herrera, whose most recent Mexican folk music album was released by Smithsonian Folkways. The group has auditioned three times and was selected to perform each time since 2014. Tickets for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival can be purchased online at worldartswest.org/main/tickets.asp or by phone at 415.392.4400. INFO: For more information, contact Victor Torres at victort@csufresno.edu.