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Street Festival For Cinco De Mayo - May 5th 2011
STREET FESTIVAL FOR CINCO DE MAYO
(Honolulu, Hawaii 2-24-11 IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
On Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Arts District Merchants Association with Hispanic Center of Hawaii will present the annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, produced by Tim Bostock Productions. This celebration will showcase Latino culture in Hawaii and includes music, dance, cuisine and the arts.
Cinco de Mayo Street Festival specifically highlights Honolulu’s connection to all the beautiful colors, cuisine, arts, music and folklore of Mexico. Local Mexican restaurants including El Palenque, Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, Xtreme Tacos and Taco Shogunai will feature seasonal specialties, along with local favorites Murphy’s Bar and Grill, Indigo Restaurant, JJ Dolans, Otto Cakes and Brasserie du Vin. Expect Nachos, spicy Chilli Conqueso, Tamales and Horchata, Elotes and Pasteles alongside Chicken Mole and Green Rice, Mexican Pizza, cheesecake and even Hungarian chimney cake!
The streets will be covered with Fiesta decorations and Mexican flower girls will entice the crowds to join in the spectacle. Boricua’s Ballet Folklorico will perform, as will Los Amigos (the best Puerto Rican kachi-kachi music in town), and Espiritu Libre, known for their Latin rhythms from salsa to samba to Caribbean beats. Street performances from Sewa Fare African dance and drum, Isla Tango and Dancers Unlimited.
Live music will run from 6pm to 10pm on the main stage with Son Caribe Salsa Band, guitarist George Garcia and the Santana Tribute Band. Headlining the event is Son Caribe, Honolulu’s premiere Latin band. This dynamite combo is led by Eddie Ortiz (trumpeter, vocalist, and arranger), and the group plays a wide variety of musical styles including salsa, merengue and bachata. Featured vocalist Cynthia Romero's sultry and silky smooth voice complements a solid rhythm and horn section in the eight piece ensemble. Salsa master Greg the SalsaMan will be leading dance lessons on the street!
The Santana Tribute Band features Roshan capturing the soul & fire of Santana's guitar magic while maintaining his own musical personality. If you love Santana and his music then you already know what this band is about.
A special appearance as well by KWAI/K-108's popular & longest running Hispanic Radio Show in Hawaii - Alma Latina’s 808 DJs Dalion of Judah and Jose joining forces as DJ duo El Control, spinning the best in Latin music all night long on the corner of Nuuanu and Pauahi Streets. Favorite KTUH DJs including Mr. Nick, Maynard G and DJ Crystal will hold it down at the KTUH tent, alongside the astonishing Mechanical Riding Bull and the Shark Energy crew on Hotel Street. Dozens of Lowriders will be on display along Hotel Street near Chinatown Gateway Park.
Cinco De Mayo Street Festival 2011 is free to all. Over 21s will be carded and $3 wristbands required for enjoying alcoholic beverages. An $8 wristband is also available, that also provides entry to eight nightclubs in the district, running live band s and DJs from 10pm to 2am as Chinatown Getdown, organized by Double-O Spot, Tantriq and Vertical Junkies.
The Festival is presented by the Arts District Merchants Association, in collaboration with the Hispanic Center of Hawaii. Sponsored by Tequila Cazadores, 42 Below Vodka, Bacardi, Corona, Shark Energy, KPOI 105.9, Yelp and Chinatown. Produced by Tim Bostock Productions.
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Cinco de Mayo Street Festival specifically highlights Honolulu's connection to all the beautiful colors, cuisine, arts, music and folklore of Mexico.
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