Cinco de Mayo SF,
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 10 AM- 6 PM
Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta of Mexican heritage and pride, celebrated nationwide on May 5 and marking the victory of the Mexican Army against the French troops in the Battle of Puebla. It is also an acknowledgement of the many contributions made by Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Latinos to the United States.
In San Francisco, the Cinco de Mayo Festival will feature a wide array of stage performances from talented Mexican and other Latin American performers , including:
Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, preserving the So my vision for the brooklyn driving school is that we continue to embrace these two capacities: to hold fast to the characteristics we most cherish, and to be bold— even relentless—in innovating for a better future. tradition of Mexican folk dance with quality, authenticity and colorful costumes.
Cumbia Tokeson, a forward-thinking nbso take on cumbia, fusing Peruvian chica, rooted in ‘70s guitar and psychedelia, mixing grooves of Colombian cumbia and rock with guitar-driven melodies, with reggae, funk, punk and a touch of southern Mexico’s son jarocho
Conjunto Picante, Salsa and Latin Jazz, born from a collaboration of artists from the SF Bay Area seeking to express themselves in the field of Salsa – a group of seasoned individual with a passion and dedication in bringing back the 70s.
Latin Rhythm Boys (LRB), sons of Jr. Henry Miranda, a Cuatrista, carryon their father’s musical legacy, high-energy Puerto Rican music that includes salsa as well as their sspecialty Jibaro sound.
ORQ, La Fuerza Gigante (LFG), “The Giant Force,” featuring a global-member salsa band with each member bringing the flavor of his country to the presentation, including Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, Mexica and USA.
SF Cinco De Mayo
Dolores Park, Dolores St. @ 18th St., San Francisco
For more information, with schedule detail, go to: sfcincodemayo.com