DFW International Community Alliance is proud to announce the


For Immediate Release
April 14, 2008
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
event webpage:  www.dfwinternational.org/FiestaLatinoamericana
Media page: http://www.dfwinternational.org/media_/
Photos are available upon request

DFW International Community Alliance is proud to present the 2nd Annual Fiesta Latinoamericana! on Saturday April 19, 2008 at the Amphitheatre at Oak Point, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway (across from Collin County Community College) in east Plano. Food will be available for purchase, and coolers, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome.  The Fiesta Latinoamericana is sponsored by the City of Plano, Univision 23, Univision Radio, KNON and Al Dia.

The evening starts at 5:00 pm with a FREE Family Fiesta!, with the following children's cultural workshops:  Latin American storytelling, clowns, folkloric dance workshops from Chile / Spain / Argentina / Mexico, Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) and Afro-Latino drumming.

The multimedia show that begins at 8:00 pm features dance, live music, theater, and film. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children, and may be purchased at the gate or online at www.dfwinternational.org/FiestaLatinoamericana.

This year the program will be built around these four great literary figures::
MEXICO: Carlos Fuentes
SPAIN: Miguel Hernandez
CHILE: Victor Jara
ARGENTINA: Horacio Quiroga

Planos Creative Arts Manager Jim Wear says "The City of Plano, through the Special Events Program, is a proud supporter of Fiesta Latinoamericana. Plano is a city of great diversity, and it is critical to our mission that we celebrate all the cultures that enrich our community. The City is also delighted that the event will take place this year in and around the beautiful Amphitheater at Oak Point Park--a perfect setting for families to come and enjoy the food, the performances and the fellowship!"

Participating arts groups include:
   Beckles Dancing Company
   Cantares Chilean Ensemble
   Daniel de Cordoba Bailes Espanoles
   Danzas Folkloricas del Centro Argentino
   Lionel Felipe
   Mariachi Reyes de Dallas
   Mauricio Carrera
   Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico
   Michael Kenny
   Orlando Salinas
   Ollin-Tonalzin Aztec Dancers
   Storytellers Patricia Urbina and Lilia Golden
   South Dallas Cultural Center Capoeira
   Voces y Danzas de Chile

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 HERE or call 972-661-2764.