Hispanic Fiesta 2007 is ready to fill Mel Lastman Square with the splendid sounds, tempting treats and colorful culture that the Hispanic heritage is famous for. Hispanic Fiesta will feature the best known local & International Hispanic performers covering 20 different countries, that speak Spanish.
Traditional Music from the Andean countries of Latin America, built upon a heritage of thousands of years is presented using native Indian instruments.
The mariachis developed their music from their Spanish French and Indian traditions featuring violins, guitars, mandolins and trumpets. At the turn of the century, the music of the American composer-bandmaster Sousa and other brassband compositions were adopted to the Mariachi sound. The result of such a mixture is distinctive and unforgettable.
LATIN BANDS & OTHER GROUPS:
Different bands and groups will be presented, which includes in its ranks a number of the best Latin American musicians in Canada. Visitors are introduced to the music of Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Vallenato etc.
Spanish and vocal outstanding artists perform the verve and excitement of Spanish Flamenco dancing.
A special attraction for old and young alike. Our Tango show brings groups from across Metro Toronto to participate.
Local folklore groups representing 20 different countries, clad in the traditional costumes represented in the Folklore Exhibition, presenting the national dances of Latin America and Spain.
Arts & Crafts, puppets, clowns, magicians - A program designed for the entire family or to entertain and introduce the children to the cultures of Latin America and Spain while parents visit other sections of the Fiesta.
Negotiations are underway with Latinamerican Governments and other institutions to showcase 2 international shows.
CHILDREN AMUSEMENT PLAZA:
Negotiations are underway to stage an amusement corner for children,.
Official Website: http://www.hispanicfiesta.com/
Added by bytepusher on August 27, 2007