Together with Telemundo Chicago, the Chicago Auto Show is designating Friday, Feb.17 as Hispanic Heritage Day, in recognition of the rising market of Latino car buyers.
Dating back to 2007, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with Telemundo to present Hispanic Day. This year, a vast schedule of events are planned to showcase the vibrancy of the Hispanic culture. A schedule of this year’s events is listed below:
12-3PM - DJ “LALOKERA”
3PM - Martin Metzger/Flamenco Ensemble
FIamenco , in its strictest sense, is an art form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain in the autonomous community of Andalusia and Murcia. In a wider sense, the term is used to refer to a variety of Spanish musical styles. On November 16, 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
4PM - SAMBRAZILIAN/ Samba dancers
Samba is a Brazilian music genre and dance style, with its roots in Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, Samba is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, the samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.
5PM - ISABELLA MOTA, SEBASTIAN CASTELLANOS & ALEXANDRA SALGADO
6PM - MARIACHI LOS VIAJEROS
Mariachi is a genre of Regional Mexican music that dates back to at least the 18th century, evolving over time in the countryside of various regions of western Mexico. In 2011, UNESCO recognized Mariachi as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, joining six other entries on the Mexican list of that category.
7PM - BALLET FOLKLORICO XOCHITL
Folk dance of Mexico (ballet folklórico) covers a wide range of Mexican dance forms.
All of these events take place on the main stage in the North Hall next to Nissan. For a complete listing of events, visit our Events page.