Miami University: Miami’s Yearly Latin American And Caribbean UniDiversity Festival Sept. 17

Appreciate food, tunes, dancing, classic game titles, arts and crafts, kid’s activities and additional at the UniDiversity Competition, celebrating the folks and cultures that are rapidly emerging as one particular of the most significant ethnic teams in the United States. 

The free festival runs from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Uptown Parks in Oxford.

It is part of UniDiversity, a sequence of events prepared at Miami University to highlight Nationwide Hispanic and Latino American Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

“This collaborative neighborhood occasion is a testimony that there is a ‘unity in diversity,'” explained Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, associate director of Miami’s Middle for American and World Cultures. “UniDiversity generates a welcoming ecosystem that intertwines the uniqueness of Latin American and Caribbean cultural heritage with the a number of possibilities to construct intercultural connections.” 

Showcased occasions consist of:

  • 6:30 p.m. Brazilian music by Duo Rocha Gândara, with Paula Gândara, Miami University professor of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • 7:15 p.m. Peruvian music and Afro-Peruvian dance with Mary Andrade and Criollisima con Sentimiento.
  • 8 p.m.  Latin new music by Cincinnati-based mostly Son Del Caribe, commonly acknowledged as one of the top rated salsa bands in Ohio, led by trombonist Jaime Morales-Matos, associate professor of audio at Miami.
  • Voter registration booth by the Oxford League of Females Voters.
  • The competition is sponsored by the Miami University World Initiatives’ Middle for American and Entire world Cultures with the aid and collaboration of a lot of other Miami and Oxford corporations, and in partnership with the town of Oxford Miami’s Office of Institutional Range and Inclusion and the Ohio Commission on Hispanic Latino Affairs.


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