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On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, at the grounds of Restaurant Row, OOSPOT & Alma Latina will once again present the annual "Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration" Festival. This celebration serves to bring awareness to Oahu's diverse population of 120,000 Hispanics from over 22 nations. It is co-produced by ChinatownGetDown.com, Alma Latina Radio Show and others. This celebration will showcase the diversity of Latino culture in Hawaii and includes music, dance, cuisine and the arts.
The Cinco de Mayo Street Festival specifically highlights Honolulu's connection to all the beautiful colors, dances, arts, music, folklore and cuisine of Latin America. Local Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban restaurants will feature seasonal specialties, alongside Honolulu's landmark establishments and the best of Honolulu Mobile and Food Vendor eateries. Expect Nachos, spicy Chili Con Queso, Tamales and Horchata, Elotes and Pasteles, alongside Chicken Mole and Green Rice, Mexican Pizza, Lamb & Chicken Biryani, French crepes and Cheesecake.
The Fiesta will be covered with festive decorations. Flower girls dressed in theme will entice the crowds to join in the spectacle. Event highlights:Keiki Corner with Games, Prizes, Pinatas, face Painting & other Fun things. This booth is sponsored by Woodmen of the World Fraternal Lodge. BANDS: Mariachi Loco ~ Strolling the streets, Son Caribe Salsa Band, Roshan~Tribute to Santana Band, Sewa Fare~Afro-Cuban Drums. Dances of Mexico directly from San Jose, California~Ballet Folkloric "Costa de Oro" Mariachi Singer~Christina Linares. Epica Latin Dance Company, Arthur Murray Dancers(Latin/Fusion), Flash Mob, Samba Dancers. Special Appearance by: Miss Latina Hawaii`2014. 808 El Control DJ's in the Alma Latina Radio Tent.(K-108, 1080am). Hawaii's own DJ G-Spot, Daniel J, DB & KTUH Dj's, KPOI DJ"s. Low Riders Pride Cars, Latin American Motorcycle Club Hawaii, Riding Bull & more!!!
Live music will run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the main stage. Headlining the event is Son Caribe, Honolulu's premiere Latin band. This dynamite combo is led by Eddie Ortiz (trumpeter, vocalist, and arranger), and the group plays a wide variety of musical styles, including Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. Featured vocalist Cynthia Romero's sultry and silky smooth voice complements a solid rhythm and horn section in the eight-piece ensemble. The Santana Tribute Band features Roshan capturing the soul & fire of Santana's guitar magic, while maintaining his own musical personality. If you love Santana and his music then you already know what this band is about.
A special appearance as well by KWAI/K-108's popular and longest-running Hispanic Radio Show in Hawaii - Alma Latina's - 808 DJs Da Lion of Judah and Jose joining forces as DJ duo El Control, spinning the best in Latin music all night long on the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Pauahi Street. Hawaii's Favorite DJs, including: G-Spot, Zilla, Positive Regime, Mr. Nick, Bennie James, will hold it down at the DJ Discoteca Area, alongside the astonishing Mechanical Riding Bull . Dozens of Lowriders from 808 Lowriders' Pride will be on display along adjourning Street(s).
Cinco De Mayo Street Festival 2014 is free to all. Over 21"s will be carded and $5 drink wristbands will be required for enjoying alcoholic beverages. A $10 wristband is available, which also provides entry to multiple nightclubs in the district, running live bands and DJs from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am. The official after-party of Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration is brought to you by ChinatownGetDown.com.
The Festival is presented by the Hype Hawaii, OOSPOT, ChinatownGetDown.com, Alma Latina Radio Show and others.