Concheros: a ritual of Mexican identity (VIDEO)


Los Concheros, are Mexican performers who do a ritual dance that preserves many elements of pre-Columbian religious ritual.

The dances are preceded by processions and invocations, and the paraphernalia includes floral decorations, banners, and concheros, small lutes made from an armadillo shell.

Who are we and who do we want to be? The Concheros dancers, embody the religious syncretism of the prehispanic cultures with the European culture and religion. You are what you want to be.

Filmed in the house of Emilio “Indio” Fernandez