The fun doesn't end with July 4th weekend! The 30th Annual Hispanic Fiesta, hosted by the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc. (Concilio), will include a variety of folkloric music, dancing, entertainment, art, crafts and cuisine. As part of the PECO Multicultural Series, the history and heritage of Hispanic culture will be celebrated on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
No worries because this event is free! This year, the Hispanic Fiesta will feature the music of mariachi, salsa, bachata, merengue and samba. In addition, the Fiesta will showcase artisan crafts and authentic foods from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia, and other parts of Latin America.
Conjunto Clasico will highlight Sunday’s stage entertainment. Nominated for Latin Grammy Award for “Salsa Album of the Year”, this group is respected for maintaining the tradition of Puerto Rican and Afro Cuban roots. They will be preceded by Cuban born salsa favorite Marlon Fernandez, who reached international recognition via the Puerto Rican television show, Objetivo Fama.
Julian y Oro Duro, a composer and musician from Dominican Republic, known for his Latin American and Caribbean roots will highlight Saturday’s entertainment. There will also be a variety of Latin music dance groups including Loisaidas, Bannakumbi, Xande Cruz, Brother’s Band, and more.