Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Photos from 8th Latin American Festival
May 22nd, 2016 saw a record crowd congregating at Bukit Bintang Plaza as the festivities celebrating the Latin American culture got under way. The Festival offered a glimpse of the Latin American diversity of tastes, colors, rhythms and joy. The 8th Latin American Festival was organized by the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) in Malaysia, consisting of 10 Embassies in Malaysia with the aim to help strengthen the relationship between Malaysia and the Latin American region.

The Cuban Ambassador, Her Excellency Mrs. Ibete Fernandez and a Zumba participant photobombed the selfie.
During the Festival, visitors got to experienced the rich, diversified, and passionate culture of Latin America and the Caribbean with the Embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela showcasing their culture with a dedicated stall to sell their typical food and beverages and promote original handicrafts and tourism information.

Dancing on the Street throughout the day

Personally, even though I had lunch before showing up at BB Plaza, I still managed to stuff myself with a lot of food there. Aside from all the food and drinks on sale, the other activities include some booths displaying wares from the respective countries as well as performances.
Reggaeton Performance

Funny thing is, some non-dancing friends drop by the festival and they looked for me by heading directly to the stage area. When asked why that's the first place they went to look for me? Cause that's where all the dancing was at and easy to spot me a mile away dancing away with no care in the world.

Live Band

Every participating embassies had a performance to show off the dance as well as music of their culture, there was even Zumba as well as some line dancing (still hunting for the videos out on the Interweb of those with me on stage).

The proceeds from the Festival (the sales of the food and drinks) is channeled to KIRTARSH; a non-profitable home established to shelter and care for special and underprivileged children from all racial and religious background. So yes, it's definitely worth the support from the community as every amount spend goes to the charity.

When I wasn't dancing, I was taking tons of photos and if you thought you saw me taking your photos, you might be able to spot them here.

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