Latin Fever Strikes St. Kitts


It was a day filled with much fun, excitement and a spirit of celebration that dominated the scene at the Spice Mill Restaurant on the Southeast Peninsula on Sunday, 9th October.

Hundreds of spectators from throughout St. Kitts and scores of others from sister island Nevis, flocked to the beach event on Sunday to soak up some of the food, drink and music of the Puerto Rican group Fusion Latina, which thrilled the audience with its hit parade of Spanish flavoured songs.

The group rocked the crowd for almost three hours, running into the evening, with patrons calling for more when the time had come to close the curtain on what was a highly successful performance.

Another well received performance on Sunday came from the Areyto members of Puerto Rico National Folklore Ballet that displayed some of the finer points of the well known dance swing called Bomba.Latin-Fiesta-12

All this was mixed with live demonstrations on of the art of making the famous Cuban cigars.

According to organizers from Kajola Kristada and Spice mill Restaurant, the idea of the festival is to share cultural attributes of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and countries that make up Latin America, including Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil.

Latin-Fiesta-3This was the second year of the event and plans are already under consideration to make the festival an even bigger splash in 2012.

Among the major sponsors of the festival were Kajola Kristada, UPS/Hobson Enterprises, St. Kitts Marriott, ZIZ, Tourism Authority and others.

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