Qué Pasa Fest 2016

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Qué Pasa Fest 2016

  • October 4 – 8, 2016
    • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
      • Opening at the Mexican Consulate in New Orleans
        • The event will include the presenting of the Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts Award to Rev. Pedro F. Nuñez; a presentation of the QPF 2016 official poster by Elsa Baker and “Identity”; and an art exhibit with works by local Latin American artists, Luisa Restrepo, Belinda Shinshillas and Gustavo Duque.
        • 7:00pm
        • Free Admission
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
      • Young performers from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Tulane University and other Louisiana musical institutions perform works by Hispano-American composers.
    • Thursday, October 6, 2016
      • “The Origins” Dance Performance
        • The Ivory and the Silk Road Travelers and Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca take the audience on this epic adventure of life through dance giving them a glimpse of the origins of our heritage and dances. The event is co-hosted by the Xavier University of  LA Department of Languages, Division of  Fine Arts and Humanities.
        • Xavier University’s Music Building
        • 7pm
        • Free Admission
    • Friday, October 7, 2016
      • Family Day 1
        • Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of live music, food, dance and community outreach.
        • Lafreniere Park in Metairie
        • 5pm-9pm
        • Performances by:
          • Manzanota
          • Asheson
          • Garifuna Generation
        • No outside food or drinks allowed
        • Free Admission
      • Jazz Concert by the Cuban Pianist Ernán López-Nussa
        • Ernán López-Nussa will perform solo on the piano and will also be accompanied by a traditional New Orleans jazz band that includes members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band: clarinetist Charlie Gabriel, trumpeter Mark Braud and tuba player Ronnell Johnson.  The concert held in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
        • George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
        • 8:00pm-10:30pm
        • Free Admission
      • Midnight on Frenchmen Street
        • Hosted by Felipe Estrada, co-host of the popular TV show, “Que Pasa New Orleans,” playing a variety of Latin rhythms to dance to.
        • Performance by Remedeez singing his latest bachata hits.
        • Must be 21+ to enter.
        • Dragon’s Den
        • Midnight
        • Free Admission
    • Saturday, October 8, 2016
      • Family Day 2
        • Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of live music, food, soccer, dance and kid’s activities.
        • Lafreniere Park in Metairie
        • 12pm-9pm
        • Performances by:
          • Banda Blanca de Honduras
          • James Andrews
          • Rumba Buena
          • Merengue4
          • Grupo Revelación
        • No outside food or drinks allowed.
        • Free Admission

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