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
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.
Cinco de Mayo 2011 Photo Gallery
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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