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N.C. Museum of History celebrates Hispanic Heritage with free festival

¡Celebración! boasts music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities.

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Kathy Hanrahan

The North Carolina Museum of History will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Saturday with a free festival. 

¡Celebración! boasts music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities. In addition to activities inside the museum, the event will overflow into Bicentennial Plaza, directly in front of the museum.

Some event highlights: 

  • Music from Los Cuñados de Tierra Calienta (Ranchera songs) and Cesar Oviedo’s Latin Rio, featuring Cuban, Brazilian and Spanish tunes
  • Performances by Triangle Tango, the Argentinian Dance Group and Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano
  • Make your own miniature piñata to take home
  • Percussion workshop letting you try your hand at some Latin beats
  • Zumba workshop and Latin Dance Showcase 
  • Sandra Gutierrez, author of the cookbook The New Southern-Latino Table, will prepare dishes that blend ingredients, traditions and culinary techniques of Latin America and the American South. Watch the demo and taste some samples
  • Local art on display
  • The museum’s first bilingual exhibit, Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina, which focuses on the history of experiences of Latinos in North Carolina, will be on display. It features images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez


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