PROGRAM DAY 1
Mississauga Latin Festival ONLINE - 2020
Friday, July 31st, 2020
6:30 PM —
Music, Photos & Videos
7:00 PM —
National Anthem of Canada and Greetings from Personalities
7:20 PM —
International Folklore Performer
The Colombian Youth Folklore Ballet (Bajucol), a group of Colombian adolescents and young adults in Boston, led by Miguel Vargas, a Colombian financial professional who loves dancing. Bajucol brings together about 20 youngsters ages 14-24. Parents help with the customs, the flower arrangements, and with encouragement to their children. Youth learn about the origins of the dances, the customs, and the celebrations of the Colombian culture.
7:40 PM —
Rosario Arce has a unique style in the interpretation of Bolivian folklore and Latin-American music. She sings in English, French, Quechua, Aymara, and Spanish. For more than a decade, Rosario has remained as one of the most requested singers in the multicultural world in Canada. Rosario has been recognized by the Bolivian Government as “Ambassador of the Bolivian & Latin American Culture in Canada”.
7:50 PM –
Sentir Venezuela Cultural Group is a non-profit organization that wants to express, promote, and encourage interest in the Venezuelan culture through their traditional music and dance. Their performances are joyful, energetic, colorful, vibrant, always smiling, and bringing Venezuela in their hearts.
8:00 PM —
PERUVIAN ROOTS is a group of people who are proud and passionate about their Peruvian culture and their main purpose is to share a little bit of the Peruvian culture through their dances.
8:15 PM —
To Speak of Carlos Cruz is to speak about the many facets of Latin music. This talented Dominican singer shows us his immense musical range and versatility by interpreting a variety of tropical rhythms. His unique voice as well as his spontaneity and charm win over the hearts of his public who admire him not only as an artist but also as the humble and sincere person that he is. His Artistic ability, dedication, and effort have been recognized by multiple nominations and awards not only in Toronto but also in his native Dominican Republic.
8:50 PM —
LLASAS DE BOLIVIA
The Bolivian Dance Group LLASAS was founded in December 2007 in Oruro – Bolivia. The group’s objective is to promote the beautiful Bolivian folklore. They have dances from different regions, and they are proud to represent Bolivia in different multicultural events in Canada.
9:00 PM —
RAICES PANAMENAS OR PANAMANIAN ROOTS Panama is a Central American country, inhabited mostly by mestizos (persons of mixed African, European and indigenous ancestry). The music of Panama is heavily based on the folk music of Spain, With this heritage, Panama has a rich and diverse music history, and important contributions to cumbia, saloma, pasillo, punto, tamborito, majorana, bolero, jazz, salsa, reggae, calypso, rock, and other musical genres.
9:15 PM —
Latin Cuisine recipe
by BRASAS LATIN FOOD
9:20 PM —
Latin Cuisine recipe
by LOLA'S FOOD
9:30 PM —
El Parrandon is a band with Colombian roots. They are well known in the community and their main objective is to delight their clients, the band is formed by highly qualified musicians.!!!
9:45 PM —
Latin Energy was founded by Vanesa Stay in 2002 teaching Latin Dancing and representing Canada in numerous Festivals and Dance Competitions. Latin Energy is located in Mississauga offering Salsa, Bachata, and Tango dance classes to all ages. It’s never too late to learn to dance! In 2015, Latin Energy competed at the World Latin Dance Cup in Miami winning 10 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals.
Latin Energy is located in Mississauga offering Salsa, Bachata, and Tango dance classes to all ages. It’s never too late to learn to dance!
10:05 PM —
RICE AND MANGO
Rice & Mango was created in 2012 as a musical project based in the fusion of Latin and Pop/Rock/Funk styles. Since its creation, Rice & Mango has become one of the hottest Latin acts in Toronto. The high energy performance of classic and modern Latin hits is the band’s signature.
“Rice & Mango” (Arroz con Mango) is a Latino expression that means mixing things that don’t match well naturally. However, the “rice and mango” this band is creating leave audiences exited, with a happy heart and at the same time, hungry for more!
10:20 PM —
International Folklore Performer
THE MEXICANS FOLK BALLET
The Mexicans Folk Ballet, a Mexican dance company established in Toronto since 2012 under the direction of Jorge Zarate Tristan, with the main purpose of share and promote Mexico’s culture, traditions and folklore through dance, based on the cultural heritage of Mexico, enriching and sharing it with the Canadian and International community.
10:45 PM —
International Singer Tribute
José Pastor López Pineda, better known simply as Pastor López, was a Colombian-Venezuelan singer-songwriter who was born in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela, on 15 June 1944 and died on April 5, 2019, at 7:45 pm (at the age of 74) in Cúcuta, Colombia, after suffering a cerebral aneurysm. Pastor López's musical career, over 30 years of success, not only in Venezuela and Colombia but internationally is considerably extensive, his style is Colombian tropical music in genres such as Cumbia, Paseo Vallenato, el Paseaito, and El Porro among others. We had the honor of having him as an international guest at our festival, let's remember and enjoy the performance of this unforgettable artist.
12:30 PM —
NOTE: This schedule is subject to changes