National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 Recap

September 15th marks the onset of Hispanic Heritage Month, held to recognize and celebrate the achievements and accomplishment of Hispanic leaders and the Hispanic community in the United States. This month, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting Hispanic-owned businesses and fostering strong ties between Hispanic and non-Hispanic entities.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Event Highlights Recap

September 16-17: Hispanic Heritage Month Family Festival

The National Museum of the American Latino celebrated the opening of the museum’s gallery opening and commemorate 25 years of Latinidad at the Smithsonian. The program included a Dance Party  Friday, Sept. 16, and a Family Day and Concert  Saturday, Sept 17.

(Smithsonian Institution)

September 16: The Art of Looking: Lola Álvarez Bravo’s portrait of Frida Kahlo

Lola Álvarez Bravo’s Frida Kahlo is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Participants shares their observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and built on their first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art. 

September 17: Concert with Andean and Latin Fusion Band RAYMI 

Participants commemorated the end of summer with a concert by the Andean and Latin fusion band RAYMI (meaning “feast” or “celebration” in Quechua). The group’s passion for its Andean roots is reflected in its music, which combines traditional Peruvian instruments, such as zampoñas, mosceños, quenas, and tarkas, with contemporary instruments.

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