“Que Pasa Fest 2015 Releases Schedule of Events”
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with an Emphasis on Cuban Artistry
Kenner, LA--Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte (Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation) and Hispanic Flavor Productions are proud to announce their fifth annual Que Pasa Fest 2015. With the support of sponsors and businesses, this festival is an extension of the Latin cultural TV show, “¿Que Pasa New Orleans? (What’s Up New Orleans?) and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month highlighting exciting Latin music and Hispanic heritage and culture.
This year, because of the media attention on Cuba, Que Pasa Fest 2015 will feature a variety of world-class artists from that country including Cuban artists residing in the Greater New Orleans area.
Que Pasa Fest 2015 is scheduled to be a six-day festival filled with music and dance and will be held at various locations throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Festivities will begin Monday, October 5 at the New Orleans Mexican Consulate and culminate with its FREE outdoor festival for the whole family on Saturday, October 10, at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert area in Lafreniere Park, in Metairie, Louisiana. All of the other events during the week will also be FREE for the community. More details at www.QuePasaFest.com.
The artist line-up for this year includes local Cuban artists, Piky Mendizabal (visual arts), Alexey Marti (Latin Jazz), Javier Olondo (classical guitar), AsheSon (Cuban traditional music), William Sabourin (filmmaker) and Tomas Montoya (ethnologist and curator). Other local artists include New Orleans’ KARMA, AsheSon, Aurelio Gonzalez & Dance Group Raices, Dile Que NOLA, Lisbeth Pedroso, Jee Yeoun Ko, Michael Pellera, Hector Gallardo, Pupi Menes, Jose "Pepe" Coloma, Tony Dizant, Johnny Marcia, and Jorge Perez. International artists include Jorge Luis Prats, Descemer Bueno and Timbalive. Other artists are still pending confirmation.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.