Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean Organization

(PACO) Thank You to our Sponsors

who support the 14th Hispanic Heritage Festival!

As a non-profit organization, the Puerto Rican American and Caribbean Organization (PACO) are operated by an

all-volunteer staff. The organization

h ~ Thank You! Thank h ~ strives to enrich the Dayton area with its Hispanic culture. The Hispanic Heritage Festival, with the support of our sponsors ______(Y or N) or ______(Y Boot ? is an opportunity to highlight the many contributions of the Hispanic population.

PACO continues to support the youth in providing scholarships and donating meal baskets to families during the holiday

season. The organization provides gifts to

Information Information more than 250 children during the Three Kings celebration, delivers over 90 turkey meal baskets to needy families during Thanksgiving and contributes to scholarships every year. MISSION Puerto Rican, American and The Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean Organization is organized exclusively to Caribbean Organization (PACO) provide charitable services, promote P.O. Box 31043 awareness and educate the Dayton community and surrounding areas about the today or reconfirm your membership by completing this form this completing by membership your reconfirm or today Dayton, OH 45437-0043 Hispanic culture. ____ Current member?______Current Past member?______www.pacodayton.org

VISION PACO To be recognized throughout the Dayton and dropping it off at the PACOthe at off it dropping and and Miami Valley region as the Hispanic Join organization committed to the well-being of

our community.

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Bachata is the most popular and wide spread genre of romantic guitar music in this century. Pan-Latin American tradition of guitar music, typically played by trios or quartets comprised of one or two guitars with percussion provided by maracas, claves, bongo drums, or a gourd “güiro” scraper. 11:30 – 12:50 DJ Danny D 1:00 – 1:30 Embajadores Peruano is the original Colombian folk dance and A Message from our President 1:30 – 2:20 Orgullo Mexicano Colombia's representative national dance and 2:30 – 3:20 el Jibarito Perez y music. Cumbia is very popular, widely known in the Welcome to the 14th Annual Dayton Hispanic Eric Lamboy Heritage Festival! PACO, in collaboration mainstream throughout South America, 3:30 – 4:10 Karen Labra () Central America and . with Five Rivers MetroParks, is bringing the 4:10 – 4:40 Cooking Demo (Hispanic best and biggest Hispanic Festival ever to the Dish) Mariachi goes beyond music; it is the sum of a Miami Valley area. We have first-class 4:50 – 5:30 Grupo Raices Latina cultural revolution expressed through a group of entertainment from the local Hispanic 5:30 – 6:00 Lucha Libre (Ascesion Community as well as famous groups from musicians, dressed in charro a suit which Pro Wrestling) encompasses the essence of Mexico and its people. the Tri-State area like Grupo Fuego and Son 6:00 – 7:00 DJ Danny D/Salsa del Caribe Band. The Hispanic Heritage Their songs speak about machismo, love, betrayal, Dance Class/Limbo death, politics, revolutionary heroes and even Festival is like a Caribbean cruise in the 7:00 – 7:30 Jalapeno Contest animals. middle of the city! We have delicious and 7:30 – 9:00 Son del Caribe (Salsa) authentic food representing Latin American 9:00 – 9:30 Zumba countries, vibrant Hispanic entertainment and music and dance form is most strongly 9:30 –11:00 Grupo Fuego (Merengue) identified with the . Its spread a very relaxed and family-oriented has been aided in part by the large numbers of atmosphere. Our goals are to raise the level of multi-cultural awareness and achieve a Street Performances Dominicans immigrating to the , higher level of community acceptance of the Several Times Jam Sessions bringing the Merengue with them. Hispanic-American culture and highlight the 5:00 – 8:00 Capoeira - Brazilian Norteño music is a genre of Mexican music that many positive contributions the Hispanic Martial Arts culture and people make to benefit the Miami upbeat using the and “bajo sexto”. The Valley area and the City of Dayton. music is popular in both Mexico and the US, especially among the Mexican-American communities. It has become popular in many Latin American countries such as and Colombia. Salsa is smooth, beautiful music with a joyful and vibrant beat. This dynamic combination of rhythms from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin Gracias! regions continues to grow and embrace all ages and Joselito Gracia, all people. Salsa may be the most popular dance PACO President music to take to any party.