Oct 12, 2011

Hispanic Month

Central Lakes College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15. This month recognizes the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. One way to observe this special period is by providing samples of the culture. On Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Brainerd campus cafeteria Salsabrosa did just that, performing a number of songs that offered some "Havana Heat" for the mid-day traffic. Sponsored by Student Life, the showcase featured Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-nominated Cuban keyboardist/vocalist Viviana Pintado and conga musician Frank Rivery, with some brassy salsa from the trumpeter David Eiland. The trip kept the music going beyond the advertised 75-minute venue for some bonus time. Muchas gracias y viva la musica latina!