On Mexican Independence Day, Mexicans around the globe celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of the country’s independence movement. In 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a parish priest, made the first public call for independence after a moving speech in the Mexican town of Dolores. Establishing the beginning of a decade-long movement that led to Mexico’s independence and helped cultivate a unique Mexican identity. Its anniversary is now celebrated as the country’s birthday.
Of course, London won’t stay behind on such an important date for the Mexican community and will also be celebrating. We are doing a Mex-Up of one of Brick Lane’s most loved Café-bars, Café 1001 and venue, with a day and evening full of Mexican culture, family activities, live music with Mariachi El Mexicano, an arts & crafts market and of course ‘El Grito’.
Join us at Café 1001 – 91 Brick Lane from 3 pm until 7 pm with FREE ENTRY, where you will be able to browse through the now famous Mexican Market traders selling a vast array of arts, crafts and Mexican products for everyone. Join in family activities like traditional Mexican bingo Lotería and arts and crafts for the little ones, enjoy Mariachi El Mexicano live, DJs and of course ‘El Grito’, the call of independence.
A piñata exhibition by Mexican artist based in London: Sergio Santoyo will also be on display throughout the venue. A collection of piñatas created over the Covid19 crisis whilst living in London. These beautiful pieces showcase Mexico’s biodiversity as well as our handicrafts and techniques. Such is the case of iron work, ceramics, clay, brickwork, and weaving.
From 6:30 until 10:30 pm (£10 in advance or £12 at the door 18+ only), the fiesta continues with Ome-Yolia live and DJsplaying Mexican fiesta hits in the main venue warming up to Mexican singer Adrián Garcia and his band taking over for an incredible set of original material and Mexican music.
Adrian Garcia is a Mexican singer-songwriter-producer. His style is a mix of sounds between Latin, Pop, Funk and RnB, and he is an energetic entertainer on the stage.
In his 14 years in London, he has consolidated as one of the main names within the Latin music scene in the UK and has been able to work with the likes of BBC, MTV, ITV, John Legend, Coco Movie Franchise, amongst others. He has released over 20 songs independently, available on all digital stores: Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, etc.
Hailing from Mexico City, Ome-yolia is a multi-disciplinary projectwho combines ancient Mesoamerican traditions with modern technology to create digital experiences that transcend time and location. In this performance, grounded in authentic native practices, Ome-yolia blends new and old rhythms and creates an experience that narrates a unique story that truly defies genres.
Chili Maven Salsa Macha bringing magic to your meals with the flavour and fire of authentic Mexican condiments. Try their award-winning salsa macha, made with a blend of dried chilis, seeds and garlic infused in oil. Their products are curated for new chilli eaters as well as hardcore spice lovers to allow the depth and sophistication of chilies to shine through.
You will be able to try these two delicious salsas at the event to accompany your food from our kitchen. You’ll also have a chance to take it home purchasing it from our Mexican Market.
You will be able to try
Tajin, a true Mexican staple is a delicious chilli powder seasoning made with dehydrated lime and salt to add a hot and refreshing spice to any meal. Try it on veg crudités for a healthy snack or sprinkle over other healthy meals such as pasta dishes, saladas & fruits and of course use to rim your glasses for margaritas, bloody mary’s and much more. Try and buy Tajin on the tables at the event and purchase it at our Mexican Market
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