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CAPA announces headliners for Festival Latino 2018

COLUMBUS: CAPA has announced the lineup of national and international artists which will be headlining Festival Latino 2018 presented by Honda. The two-day, family-friendly, free event will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, 2018, from 11 am-8 pm each day in Genoa Park downtown.

Saturday, August 11

Típico Urbano

Dominican – Merengüe
Geni, Yánez, and Sebastián of the NYC-based Típico Urbano put an original, modern twist on merengüe típico, the oldest style of merengüe, infusing traditional Dominican rhythms with youthful lyrics and new and exciting musical concepts.

Gina Chávez
Mexican – Folk

Eight-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, singer/songwriter Gina Chávez’s original take on traditional folk blends her dynamic vocals with hints of cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, and reggaetón.

Lupillo Rivera
Mexican – Banda

Perhaps best known for his album Despreciado, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Lupillo Rivera has netted 15 Top 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and is currently touring in support of his 2017 album, El Malo.

Sunday, August 12

Frank Reyes

Dominican – Bachata
Known as "The Prince of Bachata," singer Frank Reyes is one of the most recognized champions of the genre worldwide with hits such as "Noche de Pasion," "Amor Desperdiciado," "Se Me Olvido Que Te Amaba," and "Como Sanar” among many others.

El Gran Combo
Puerto Rican – Salsa
Considered one of the most successful salsa orchestras of all time, El Gran Combo has released more than 60 studio albums of soul-stirring Latin rhythms and lush vocal harmonies over the course of their more than 55-year-long career.

A detailed schedule will be released at a later date and will include the full lineup of entertainment and activities to be featured at Festival Latino 2018.


Note: All programs and artists are subject to change.

 

On the Internet: www.FestivalLatino.net

 

 


Tipico Urbano credit Pedro Sanchez
 


Gina Chavez credit Spencer Selvidge
 


Lupillo Rivera
 


Frank Reyes credit Frank Reyes

El Gran Combo credit Fernidad Betances

 
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