DFW International Presents the 5th Annual

For Immediate Release
July 23, 2011
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance

The 5th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana!, in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Guadalupe Cathedral, and the Dallas Black Dance Theater, is the only cultural festival of the Americas held in the Dallas metroplex. The free celebration will be held Sunday October 9, 2011 from 9 am till 7 pm in the Dallas Arts District, on Flora Street between Pearl and Routh.  The Honorary Chair is Texas Representative Rafael Anchia. Confirmed sponsors include Fiesta Mart, Wells Fargo, BB&T Bank, H&R Block, McDavid Honda of Frisco, State Farm Insurance, Parker College of Chiropractic, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, with numerous additional sponsors still to be announced. 

The event offers three stages of music and dance, plus interactive and hands-on activities for the entire family that revive vibrant artistic traditions, and performances by dozens of outstanding local artists representing Chile, Argentina, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and other Latino cultures.  Built around the motif of a ‘traditional plaza’ the Fiesta features strolling musicians, indigenous dancers and drummers, clowns and balloon vendors, food carts, a Dance Pavilion and a Healthy Living Court.  The festival also includes: Tortilleria and Pinata workshops, Parade of Nations, Children’s Activities Tent, and a Principe y Princesa Competition.

As a newly appointed member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, Honorary Chair for Fiesta Latinoamericana! Rafael Anchia represents the new voice of a Latino Community.   Honorary Chair Anchia says, "DFW International’s Fiesta Latinoamericana is one of the initiatives everybody in our communities can support and enjoy. The partnership of the Guadalupe Cathedral and the AT&T Performing Arts Center make this the City of Dallas’ only cultural festival of the Americas, a unique celebration that truly reflects the new metroplex demographic in which 1.8 million residents are Hispanics”.

Media support for Fiesta Latinoamericana! is provided by Al Dia, Univision TV and Radio, KTVT CBS 11, Downtown Business News, El Hispano News, La Kalle 107.9 FM, Recuerdo 94.1 FM, El Lider, DART and Latina Style.

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at www.dfwinternational.org/ . For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see the media page at www.dfwinternational.org/media_/ or call 972-661-2764.  Photos of Fiesta Latinoamericana! can be viewed at www.dfwinternational.org/photos/, and high resolution images are available.