Get swept up in the interactive fandango (folk and flamenco dance) traditions of Veracruz, Mexico at a free performance by Seattle Fandango Project, 12 to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, inside Seattle City Hall. Dancing on box drums, festive melodies and bright flowing dresses immerse the audience in convivencia (the spirit of living and being in community). More information is available at www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents or by calling (206) 684-7171. Presented in partnership with Latino City Employee.
Come early at 11:30 a.m. for the Latino Heritage Award. Presented by Mayor McGinn in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the award recognizes an individual making great contributions to the Latino-Hispanic community through leadership, creativity and dedication.
Seattle Fandango Project’s participatory concerts bring the elements of traditional Veracruz identity to the Seattle culture in a celebration of unity, diversity and trust. As one member stated, “There is a fandango, a coming together of community, a process of living music together…self nurturing, intergenerational, communal. It is very much a living tradition.”
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