Saturday, October 6, 2012

22nd Latin American Fest boasts rock, salsa, dance

The 22nd Annual Latin American Festival takes place at South Park’s Symphony Park on Sunday, October 14 with a bevy of international Spanish language artists taking the festival stage. The lineup includes JarabeDePalo, a veteran rock band from Barcelona, Grammy award winning Venezuelan favorite Los Amigos Invisibles, who blends electronica, bossa nova, disco, and jazz, Brooklyn’s boogaloo soulsters Spanglish Fly as well as Miami’s Bachaco fusing reggae, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and Colombian cumbia, and Charlotte’s Orquesta Mayor performing salsa classics. 

 While that contemporary lineup keeps the crowd moving on the Rumba Stage, the Carnaval stage features traditional music and dance. Other attractions include Latin food, visual art demonstrations, crafts, dance, children’s activities, and vendors. Tickets are $5. Children under 8 are admitted free. The festival begins at noon and runs until 8 p.m. Proceeds support the Latin American Coalition and the Latin American Women’s Association. For more information check out