COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is proud to partner with Anglo-Latino Promotions and Mota Intellectual Services LLC to celebrate Hispanic culture during the first Celebración de la Herencia Hispana from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. The museum will be full of Hispano American music, food, fashion and activities for the entire family.
Guests will be greeted with music and vibrant cultural displays from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Cuba, Peru and more throughout the afternoon. Live musical performances from the Palmetto Latin Five band will kick off the celebration with salsa merengue music at 1 p.m. and will play again at 4 p.m. Corazon Latino will perform Aztec and Chiapas dances called the Fuego Nuevo, and Ra Sca Petate. Grupo Folclorico Mexico will also perform traditional dances from Julisco Mexico and Vera Cruz, Mexico.
In addition, guests will get a unique opportunity to experience an educational fashion show by the Miss Columbia Latina Project. The show will be filled with beautiful traditional Latin American dresses, each with their own historic or cultural reference.
“Celebración de la Herencia Hispana is a great opportunity to celebrate, explore and experience the many Hispanic cultures that help make up the beautiful landscape of our diverse state,” said Celese Wszola, State Museum programs manager.
Children will also get a chance to conquer the “unbreakable” piñata and will enjoy a variety of Latin American arts and crafts activities. Delicious, authentic Latin American cuisine from Los Bellos Portales will be available for purchase. All events will take place in the museum’s lobby and East Gallery and are free with museum general admission or museum membership.