Latino Flair

Celebrate Latin American Music during ¡Mucha Musica! At Montpelier Arts Center September 29

By Annamarya Scaccia

latinIf you watched the premiere week of NBC’s “The Voice,” you would have heard hopeful Julio Castillo’s cheering rendition of “La Bamba,” a Mexican folk song made famous by Ritchie Valens in 1958.

What was amazing about the performance, other than his talent, was the fact that Castillo sung the song entirely in Spanish, the first artist to do so on the show. He was paying homage to his heritage, and made “The Voice” history at the same time.

Like Castillo, Latin Prince Georgians can celebrate the music of their culture during Family Fun at Montpelier: ¡Mucha Musica! A Musical Journey to Latin America on Saturday, September 29. The event starts at 11 p.m. and takes place at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the different energetic beats and distinctive instruments native to Latin America, while also learning about how Indigenous, African and European cultures shaped the music of the region. But audiences won’t only have the chance to listen—they can also participate in performances by singing, playing instruments and salsa dancing.

For more information, visit

Family Fun at Montpelier: ¡Mucha Musica! A Musical Journey to Latin America

Saturday, September 29

11 a.m.

Tickets: $5

Montpelier Arts Center

9652 Muirkirk Rd.

Laurel, MD 20708

Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, September 17, 2012

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