Fiesta Latina on River St

Presented by the Latin American Services Organization

2 to 8 P. M. at Rousakis Plaza, River Street

 

A full day of Latin - American stage performances, traditional food, arts & craftsand children's activities, representing an array of Latin American cultures.

 

Free admision courtesy of the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

FIESTA LATINA TO SPICE UP RIVER STREET

 

The third annual Fiesta Latina will highlight the diversity of Latino cultures on Sat., June 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Rousakis Plaza.  Savannah’s River Street will be transformed into a multi-sensory presentation of Latino cultures from the Americas and Caribbean.  The Latin American Services Organization (LASO), together with the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and many other sponsors, is proud to present Fiesta Latina.

The stage and area around Rousakis Plaza will be transformed with the sounds,

sights and aromas that say “¡FIESTA!” in the language of the 22 countries that make up Latin America.  Live DJ’s and bands will tempt the crowd with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Norteño, Bachata, Reggaetón and more, while regional dance troupes put those rhythms into motion.  Featured musical artists include Orquesta Serenata Band and Somos Peruanos from Atlanta; local favorite Orquesta con Clase;  and Banda Cielo Azul and La Marca from S. C.

A stroll around the plaza will further awaken the senses with artists sharing their memories of life south of the border – as well as their new lives among us - through stories, art and crafts. Vendors will offer typical foods from their countries of origin.

“We are grateful to the City for the opportunity to present the third Fiesta Latina," said Diego Torres, LASO president.  "Hispanics, whether newcomers or long-term residents, are proud of our culture and eager to share it as we work and contribute to make our new home, Savannah, a vibrant, welcoming, multicultural city."

Torres noted that LASO is honored Orquesta con Clase has chosen the event as their first engagement since arriving home after serving in Iraq.  "This year's festival will feature a broad representation of the many facets of Latino culture, both favorites from past years and new artists."

         

 

 

   Fiesta Latina is free and open to the public.  For information, call 912-238-2032.