Hispanic Heritage Month at Karshner Center
Hispanic Heritage Month at Karshner Center
Posted on 10/15/2018

Two exciting events are planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in October!

Third Thursday on October 18, 2018, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Los Flacos Performance from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   

Los Flacos
Los Flacos performs a blend of the spiciest traditional sounds of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Using a variety of instruments, some indigenous to the Americas and others of European and African origin, they create their own renditions of the songs of Latin America. 

October 18 also is a reception for the artists displaying their work at the Karshner Center 
from the Centro Latino 2018 Arts Festival Art Show. 

Band Members:  Juan Sérbulo, Tim Wetmiller, Abel Rocha, Diego Coy

October 20, 2018     Noon to 5:00 pm 
Día de la Raza at the Museum – A Culture and Arts Festival 

The Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts is excited to present our third Día de la Raza Culture and Arts event.  Rich with the best of Folkloric, Salsa, Mariachi and captivating Latin, jazz, Cuban and American music of Sin Embargo, this festival will be one of the best the Karshner Museum has put together. This family festival of Latino cultures that includes music, dance, and art activities is from noon until 5:00 p.m. – all for free!
Learn to dance in these two wonderful styles with Bailadores de Bronce and Vanessa & Eduardo, and listen to the lively music of the Wenatchee Mariachi band and Alejandro Fleites and Sin Embargo’s tradition steeped music.  

Fun activities for the whole family will abound: chances to make and break a pinata, create folk art projects such as Huichol yarn painting, Amante bark designs, papél picado cut-paper banners or color a country flag and lots more.  Bi-lingual books will be read, student projects on display and there will be Central and South American country flags for everyone. In addition, an Art show from the Centro Latino 2018 Arts Festival Art Show is also on display with the theme of “Connectivity in Motion: Ancient but not Forgotten”.

Baile de Bronce
Bailadores de Bronce - Washington’s premier company of Mexican dance will teach participants and perform marvelous dances with colorful traditional costumes.   The Folkloric dance troupe from Seattle has performed at many Folk Life festivals and up and down the West Coast.

Los Flacos

Vanessa and Eduardo
Vanessa Villalobos & Eduardo
  - Put on your dancing shoes and learn to dance Salsa, the international dance and music inspired by Afro-Latin traditions. Vanessa and Eduardo are recognized as one of the best Salsa couples in competitions and love to teach dance. Originally from Lima, Peru, Villalobos has earned dance and theatre degrees from the University of Washington and Seattle University. Eduardo is a world Salsa champion, and together the team teach Salsa all over Washington. After learning to dance, watch the talented troupe from BALORICO & E. Marimbe perform.

Mariachi Azteca – Award-winning student Mariachi bands from Wenatchee High School featured on FOX, ABC Network, Despierta America, & the CBS Evening News. This Golden Apple Award winning program has performed all over the country, for governors, at multiple events in Seattle and around the US. They have won numerous awards and honors, it is a real treat to have them at the Karshner Center!

Sin Embargo – a musical group who plays “a captivating blend of Latin, jazz, Cuban and American music steeped in tradition”; salsa, reggae en español, boleros all woven together with stories and anecdotes about the songs and their cultural roots.

At the last Día de la Raza festival to honor the Hispanic and Latino cultures nearly 500 visitors enjoyed the variety of activities at the Karshner Center.  The whole museum is open to the public, exhibits include our Natural Science exhibit full of gems, fossils, birds, eggs, animals and what adaptations they have that help them in their habitat; “History of the World through Inventions and Innovations” shows the history of inventions in a variety of areas such as communication, transportation, music and radio, household chores and technology.  And finally, through our partnership with the Secretary of State’s office the Karshner Museum has the Legacy Washington exhibit:  Korea 65 A Forgotten War Remembered also on exhibit.  Don’t miss any of it!

Los Flacos