Brazeros Musical de Durango and Los Hermanos Rosario Headline FESTIVAL LATINO 2014 This Weekend
CAPA previously announced the lineup of national acts which will be headlining the 2014 Festival Latino presented by Honda. The two-day, family-friendly, free event will be held today and Sunday, August 9 and 10, from 11 am-8 pm each day. Due to construction work by the City centered in Genoa Park, the 2014 Festival Latino will shift to the other side of the river and be held in Bicentennial Park downtown.
A detailed schedule will be released on a later date, and will include the full lineup of Ohio-based Latino bands and dance companies that will also be featured at the 2014 Festival.
Saturday, August 9
Herman Olivera is considered by many as one of few remaining soneros (improvising lead singer) of salsa. He has toured and continues to tour all over the world, appearing as a featured vocalist in many prestigious festivals and TV shows, including stints with The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Band. His diction, vocalization, soul, and feeling combined with his charisma and the palatable timbre of his voice projects the well-seasoned mixture of Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
Puerto Rican salsa superstar Frankie Negrón's distinct blend of traditional salsa with progressive influences such as pop, rock, gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and reggaetón has garnered him several Grammy nominations, Billboard Award nods, and two Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for "Song of the Year." He's also had several number one singles, four gold and platinum albums, and nine Billboard Top 40 Hot Latin Tracks.
Master of the bachata style, Dominican-born Joe Veras earned a new level of exposure with the release of Carta de Verano (2003), boasting hits like "Intentalo Tu" which hit the Top Ten in Billboard's Latin Tropical Airplay chart. His extensive history of touring has taken him all over the Americas and Europe, reaching audiences worldwide. La Travesia (2006) brought him back to the top of the tropical music world with Top Ten hit "En el Amor."
HEADLINER - Brazeros Musical de Durango
The six youths of Brazeros Musical de Durango began their musical careers when their ages ranged from 14 to 21. Only a few short months later, the group released its debut CD, El Errante, selling more than 15,000 copies in less than one month. Their follow-up record, Buscando Amores, opened doors to performing stateside in duranguense's capitol city, Chicago. A warm reception there led to regular airplay and an ever-growing fan base. The duranguense audience found their youthful looks and endless energy irresistible. With a noticeable presence on the charts since 2004 and a contract with the powerful Disa label, Brazeros Musical de Durango established a strong position for themselves even before all their members could legally drive.