12 May SABORES FOOD FESTIVAL “A TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA” BRINGING LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE TO L.A.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019
PLAZA DE LA RAZA
Vesper Public Relations –– May 2019 Los Angeles, CA – The inaugural ‘Sabores, A Taste of Latin America Food Festival,’ will showcase the diverse culture of the Americas through food, drink, art, music, and dance.
Sabores, A Taste of Latin America marks the first time a festival will bring together many cultures in one location, and will highlight Latin culture with music, art, dance and culinary delicacies. The festival will not only bring the Latin-American community together, but also introduces Angelenos to the vast and rich heritage of the Latin culture.
The cultural & food festival takes place Saturday, June 29 at Plaza de la Raza, a cultural oasis in East Los Angeles, 3540 North Mission Rd.
Live musical performances from: Arsenio Rodriguez Project, and La Sonora Dinamita with Vilma Diaz, with dance performances by Blanca Arts Center.
Sonora Dinamita, from Colombia is one of the first Cumbia groups to reach international success, and is credited with helping to popularize the genre throughout Latin America and the world. The original orchestra was formed in 1960 in Cartagena, Columbia under the direction of bandleader Lucho Argaín. It disbanded in 1963, but was re-formed in 1975 under the direction of Julio Ernesto Estrada “Fruko” Rincón, the artistic director of the Discos Fuentes record label. In 1981, the group released its first successful recordings, including the classic cumbia song “Mi Cucu.” While the group’s lineup has changed, it has always featured a strong female vocalist to accompany its ten-piece brass instrumentation, and currently highlights vocalist Vilma Díaz (La Diva de La Cumbia) who shares vocals with several other male and female vocalist.
Arsenio Rodriguez Project is an all-star ensemble of L.A.’s top salsa musicians. They first performed together in 2011, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the father of salsa music. The Arsenio Rodriguez Project continues to honor and contribute to the legacy of the famed Cuban musician, composer and bandleader who In the 1940s and 1950s established the conjunto band format which contributed to the development “son” Cuban music which is the basic template of modern-day salsa. Arsenio Rodriguez claimed to be the true creator of the mambo, and was an important as well as a prolific composer who wrote nearly two hundred songs. “If you like the music of Buena Vista Social Club, then you’ll definitely love The Arsenio Rodriguez Project.” – Tom Schnabel, KCRW, Radio Host/Producer
The Tierra Blanca Art Center dedicated to bringing the art of music, dance and theater to the greater Los Angeles area. Serving the community since 2003, TBAC was founded under the firm conviction that arts and culture have the power to break down the invisible barriers that often keep our multicultural community from truly living in harmony. Our mission is to instill in our community a sense of pride, identity and unity.
PARTICIPATING FOOD VENDORS:
Equelecua Cuban Vegan Cafe: The first all vegan Cuban restaurant on the planet, located in Inglewood, California in Los Angeles County near LAX airport.
El Nuevo Mundo Market : Located in the City of Bell, serving Cuban and Puerto Rican food with fresh daily baked goods since 1978.
Cienfuegos Cuban: The owner/chef learned traditional Cuban food from his refugee parents, and honed his craft serving Cuban sandwiches at local farmer’s markets until opening his first restaurant in Simi Valley.
Glorias Cocina Mexicana: Located in Downey, Gloria’s vibrant and festive Mexican restaurant is like taking a vacation for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Maracas: This Mexican restaurant is an oasis within the oasis of Palm Springs serving both traditional Mexican meals and unique dishes like (red) crema poblano soup, and mango seafood salad.
Paella Mar Catering: Specializing in the dish that travelled across the sea to become a spicy Mexican favorite.
Mofongos: North Hollywood’s Mofongos restaurant has been offering the savory culinary tradition of Puerto Rico to Southern California since 2009. Experience the unique blend of native Taino, Spanish, and African cuisine that defines Mofongo’s “Comida Criolla.”
Lonzos Bread and Peruvian Eatery: L.A. Weekly says “stellar Peruvian ceviche pops up inside Culver City.bakery.”
Wess Arepas: It doesn’t get any more Latin American than arepas. The Columbian maize ground dough can be stuffed with any meat, vegetable, and cheese of your liking and is a daily dish in Columbia.
Bianmar Foods: Serving delicious specialty beverages made from scratch that will virtually transport your taste buds to a tropical destination in the Caribbean.
Americas Pupusas: These pupusas are made from scratch with fresh ingredients giving everyone a Salvadorean Cuisine experience.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or you can buy your tickets in advance online.
General Admission $20
VIP $50 (Limited)
VIP customers will receive three tickets; one meal, one dessert and one non-alcohol drink. VIP customers will also have access to rope off dining areas and seating near the stage.
Special ‘Open Bar’ $65 all you can drink in designated ‘Spirits Oasis’ area only.
Food and beverages will be available throughout the event. Wristbands will be given at the door to those of legal age for purchase of alcoholic beverages.
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