Cinco de Mayo Festival
An all day an festival in Dolores Park with live music, Mexican folk dances & food | Saturday
By Johnny Funcheap - posted 5/5/2012 No Comment
Bring your picnic basket and enjoy Cinco de Mayo 2012 in the park – an annual all day family-friendly celebration in Dolores Park with live music, cultural performances and more.
Event highlights include a 1:30pm performance by Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco, preserving the tradition of Mexican folk dance with quality, authenticity and colorful costumes. Each 15 minute presentation will showcase a different region in Mexico.
8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
Saturday May 5, 2012 – 10am to 6pm
Dolores Park, San Francisco
2012 Entertainment Highlights
- Zumba-thon Exercise Class ($10 donation).
Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party
- Los Ensambles Ballet Folklorico
preserving the tradition of Mexican folk dance with colorful costumes showcasing different regions in Mexico.
- Cumbia Tokeson
is a forward-thinking take on cumbia. The band fuses Peruvian chicha, rooted in 70’s guitar and psychedelia, mixing grooves of Colombian cumbia and rock with guitar-driven melodies, while adding reggae, funk, punk, and a touch of southern Mexico’s son jarocho.
- Conjunto Picante – Salsa & Latin Jazz.
Conjunto Picante was born from a collaboration of artists from the San Francisco Bay area seeking to express themselves in the field of Salsa. We are an up-and-coming group of seasoned individuals with a passion and dedication in bringing back the 70’s.
- Latin Rhythm Boys.
In 1963 Jr. “Henry” Miranda’s plan came to fruition. A lifelong Cuatrista, he brought his amazing music from Hawaii to California where he formed the group “Jr. Miranda and His Latin Rhythm Boys”. He inspired and mentored many, leaving behind a musical legacy for his sons. Latin Rhythm Boys (LRB) – The modern-day brainchild of Earl and Henry Miranda Jr. LRB has evolved into a powerhouse of high energy Puerto Rican Music that includes Salsa as well as their specialty Jibaro sound.