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Thursday
May052011

Cinco de Mayo Street Festival - Honolulu, Hawaii

The Arts District Merchants Association with Hispanic Center of Hawaii will present the annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival. This celebration will showcase Latino culture in Hawaii and includes music, dance, cuisine and the arts.

The streets will be covered with Fiesta decoration.  Performances include: Boricua's Ballet Folklorico, Los Amigos (the best Puerto Rican kachi-kachi music in town) and Espiritu Libre (known for their Latin rhythms from salsa to samba to Caribbean beats). Street performances from Sewa Fare African dance and drum, Isla Tango and Dancers Unlimited. 

Live music will run from 6pm to 10pm on the main stage with Son Caribe Salsa Band, guitarist George Garcia and the Santana Tribute Band. The headliner of the event is Son Caribe, Honolulu's premiere Latin band. Salsa master Greg the SalsaMan will be leading dance lessons on the street!

A special appearance by KWAI/K-108's popular & longest running Hispanic Radio Show in Hawaii -Alma Latina's 808 DJs Dalion 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 and Pauahi StreetsFavorite KTUH DJs including Mr. Nick, Maynard G and DJ Crystal will hold it down at the KTUH tent, alongside the astonishing Mechanical Riding Bull and the Shark Energy crew on Hotel Street.  Dozens of Lowriders will be on display along Hotel Street near Chinatown Gateway Park.

Cinco De Mayo Street Festival 2011 is free to all. Over 21s will be carded and $3 wristbands required for enjoying alcoholic beverages.  An $8 wristband is also available, that also provides entry to eight nightclubs in the district, running live bands and DJs from 10pm to 2am as Chinatown Getdown.

The Festival is presented by the Arts District Merchants Association, in collaboration with the Hispanic Center of Hawaii. 

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