For Immediate Release
September 16, 2013
Que Pasa Fest
“Third Annual Que Pasa Fest 2013 to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in October”
Kenner, LA–Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte (Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation) and Hispanic Flavor Productions are proud to announce the Third Annual Que Pasa Fest 2013. The festival is an extension of the Latin bilingual cultural show, “¿Que Pasa New Orleans?” and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month highlighting exciting Latin music and Hispanic heritage and culture. Que Pasa Fest 2013 will be a six day festival filled with music and dance and will be held at various locations throughout the Metro area. The FREE outdoor fest on Saturday, October 12, at Lafreniere Park, is the main event for the whole family. This year Amanda Shaw joins the celebration to highlight her Latin roots. Karma, a non-Latino group, will hold a tribute to many well-known Latino artists and local Latin groups Sensacion and Rumba Buena will be performing their tropical rhythms live. For the first time, QPF welcomes a group from Honduras, Los Silver Star. They are an internationally acclaimed act that has shared its signature sound to audiences around the world.
For festival goers, there will be food, drinks, dancing, community outreach, Zumba and children’s activities, including picture opportunities with Dora and Elmo! Que Pasa Festivities will begin Tuesday, October 8 and go through Sunday, October 13, 2013throughout the area. All festivities, with the exception of one, are FREE and open to the public.
For more information, schedules and a list of sponsors, visit www.QuePasaFest.com.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture.
A schedule of festivities is as follows: (subject to change)
Tuesday Oct. 8
Chilangos Seafood Restaurant: DeBango Excellence in the Arts Award presented to 2013 recipient, (TBA). Presentation of the Que Pasa Fest 2013 official poster by Javier Rodriguez.—Free Admission
Wednesday Oct. 9
University of New Orleans (UC Ballroom): Our Folkloric Dances—Free Admission
Thursday Oct. 10
Tulane University, Dixon Hall/Dixon Annex: Classical music concert. –Free Admission
Friday Oct. 11
Mojitos Rum Bar and Grill: AsheSon at 10:30pm—Free Admission
Maison: Special musical guest plus your favorite DJs.—Free Admission
Saturday, Oct. 12
Lafreniere Park: Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of music, food and entertainment. –Free Admission
Scheduled to appear: Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, Rumba Buena, Karma, Sensacion, the internationally renowned group Los Silver Star from Honduras and many more!!
Club Silhouette: Salsa dance competition by Liquid Rhythm Inc.—$10 per person
*Event in partnership with Que Pasa Fest 2013
Sunday, Oct. 13
Mojitos Rum Bar and Grill: Closing act with a lot of the different musicians and artists participating in the festivities. —Free Admission
More about the presenters:
Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte was created in 1980 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, with the mission to promote modern and classical Hispanic arts and cultural traditions. This includes music, dance, literature, fine arts, and culinary arts, among others. Cervantes has had a major impact in the Hispanic community and the Louisiana community in general.
Hispanic Flavor Productions was created in 2007. The goal is to enhance and enrich the Hispanic culture and traditions by creating diverse events such as festivals, classical music concerts, art exhibits, music conferences, among other events. Some past and present productions by Hispanic Flavor include, ―Que Pasa New Orleans TV show on Telemundo and WDSU 6, Buena Vista Social at Maison, Sociedad Española Celebration, Que Pasa Night, Fiesta de Independencia de Centro America, Havana Nights, Mojitos at Mojitos Rum Bar and Grill, and España! Classical music concert, among others.
“¿Que Pasa New Orleans?” is a television show that airs on Telemundo in New Orleans (T42) in Spanish and on WDSU 6 in English. It is a dynamic, informative, cultural program that airs every week. In each episode, the hosts guide the viewer to the exciting multicultural events in and around New Orleans: music, food, festivals, restaurants, art galleries, sports, events and more. The show introduces the viewer to the movers and shakers of the cultural scene: artists, musicians, local business owners, chefs, actors and characters that make New Orleans an exciting place to live!