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Legends El Chicano and Havana NRG! to perform at the 2018 Latino Heritage Fest in Desoto, Texas!

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Contact: Tyeshia Wilson, Special Events Manager
DeSoto Parks and Recreation
P: (972) 230-7310
C: (214) 790-8047
E: tyeshia.wilson@desototexas.gov

 

City of DeSoto To Kick Off National Hispanic Month With Second Annual Latino Heritage Festival

DeSoto, TX – September 8, 2018 – The City of DeSoto joins the nation in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During this time, the City honors the history, culture and positive contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans continue to make to influence and strengthen the fabric of our community. To celebrate the month, the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the date for its Second Annual Latino Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m., at the DeSoto Amphitheater located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd in DeSoto, TX.

The 2018 Latino Heritage Festival will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates and recognizes the immeasurable contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans. The festival seeks to draw attention to the cultural diversity of DeSoto and surrounding communities, and will feature traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by the Legendary El Chicano, Havana NRG, DJ Jammin Joe, arts and cultural exhibits, authentic food court, face painting, bounce houses, and plenty of family fun! Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Latino heritage fashions. The event is free and open to the public.

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“The DeSoto Parks Department is extremely proud to host the 2nd Annual Latino Heritage Festival that seeks to educate and connect communities! Diverse communities are strong communities, rich with people from all walks of life. We hope that this event will continue to flourish and grow throughout the years, “said M. Renee Johnson, Managing Director for DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department.

“The Latino Heritage Festival is an opportunity for us to celebrate diversity, which is very important to this All America City! The beauty of living in a diverse community such as DeSoto is that we welcome all voices and celebrate all heritages– this festival serves as a platform to do just that! We hope that everyone in the community will come together to celebrate and experience the nuance and diversity of the Latino culture,” said Mayor Curtistene McCowan.

The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department is honored to have sponsor support for the 2018 Latino Heritage Festival from Atkinson Toyota, In & Out Burger, Bank of DeSoto, Republic Services, the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation, PlainsCapital Bank, and volunteers from Harvest Fellowship Church that are committed to making this event possible.

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

To learn more, visit https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

About DeSoto Parks and Recreation

The nationally accredited DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department (DPARD) is a local, regional and national award-winning department located in suburban Dallas. The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department represents the heartbeat of a highly engaged, diverse community. DPARD thrives in promoting health, wellness, multi-cultural arts and entertainment programs. Entertainment, sports and arts programs are top tourist attractions, hosting thousands of residents and visitors to various special events at DeSoto Park destinations.

To learn more, visit www.desototexas.gov/parks

 

Havana NRG! to release hot Merengue Electronico version of classic “Ladies Night” 10/20/17 via Music Access, Inc.

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October 17, 2017

In the midst of crazy times we are currently living in the time is always right to add new, fun music to your catalog and Dallas based Havana NRG!, whom have always produced, performed their brand of Salsa, Merengue, Timba, Cha Cha Cha and other genres are set to release another hot Merengue Electronico remake of the Kool and The Gang classic “Ladies Night” this Friday, October 20, 2017 worldwide everywhere digital music is sold, distributed by Music Access, Inc./Music Access Latino. You can visit Amazon now and pre-purchase your copy now and it will download this Friday or visit iTunes, AppleMusic and more to come.

This fierce remake done in pure Merengue Electronico style has been performed by Havana NRG! for the past couple of months and the diverse crowds are loving it! Performed in English like their previous hot releases, “24K Magic” and “I Ain’t Your Momma”, it’s no wonder how they have managed to maintain one of the most diverse and youthful audiences in the marketplace, from their weekly residence at Gloria’s Addison to tours around the USA, they are the true definition of the New Rythym Generation, hence Havana NRG! The band has most definitely moved into a category of their own as Mariela Suarez, Band Director/Manager had this to say, “It was something we always wanted from the very beginning when we chose our name, to be the New Rhythm Generation and not continue with the same as in the past, but instead always inventing new sounds and ways to keep our fans wanting more, we as a band are so thankful to our fans for their loyal support over 15 years and we hope they love Ladies Night as much as we do!”

 

DaYou can see Havana NRG! each weekend at Gloria’s in Addison, located in the Dallas area and it’s always great to check in to see when they are there as demand is high for their tours, private events and concerts. Follow Havana NRG! via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and for bookings contact Creative Talent at 214-549-1201.

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Rikki Rincón

Latin R&B Legends TIERRA return to the metroplex and HAVANA NRG! to join!

Last year the Latin R&B Legends TIERRA from Los Angeles headlined the Desoto Latino Music Festival and fans from around the metroplex were surprised to see a band of this caliber performing in Desoto, Texas. Well, after that performance it was a sure shot to have them return again and I am here to announce that on Saturday, September 9, 2017, TIERRA will return to the “Latino Heritage Music Festival” and Dallas’ super hot HAVANA NRG! will be once again joining them on stage to set the party early on! By popular demand we added DJ Jammin Joe of Sirius XM/Dash Radio to get the dj mix party off early!
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Tierra, the band named “Best R&B Vocal Group” by four leading magazines including Billboard. They started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics like “Together”, “Gonna Find Her”, “Memories” and “Zoot Suit Boogie”. Founded in 1972, the band has performed internationally and continues to perform with their unique smooth and soulful sounds. Throughout Terra’s history, Rudy Salas has been, and continues to be the leader of the band, record producer, and head of business affairs for Tierra. Tierra was the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart and two simultaneously in the Top 100. They have performed in such prestigious shows such as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, American Bandstand, and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

 

 

Tierra is widely known to have played a role in opening doors for other Latino and non-Latino superstars of today, including comedian Paul Rodriguez, Arsenio Hall, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan, Los Lobos, Latino Comic of the Year, Rudy Moreno, and more.

Havana NRG! are celebrating their 15th Anniversary with their fans across the country and cannot wait to once again open for Tierra for this cultural event during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The TIERRA/Havana NRG! combo is becoming a very nice package in the area and who knows, maybe one day we’ll pair them up for a tour, but rest assure, the time is approaching to make plans for the entire family for Saturday, September 9th as this is a FREE, FAMILY EVENT outdoors in the Desoto Amphitheater, 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd, Desoto, Texas. Event begins early 5pm and ends by 10:00pm. All ages allowed.

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Olga Tañon, Merengue Superstar set to perform at The Bomb Factory

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August 2, 2017
Contact: Rikki Rincon 214-549-1201

(Dallas, Texas) Merengue superstar from Puerto Rico, Olga Tañon is set to perform at The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Ms. Tañon will bring her orchestra and bring her power packed energy she is known for to her die hard fans.

In the first half of the 1990s, the Puerto Rican merengue singer Olga Tañón rocketed to fame behind a series of fizzy, kinetic, jubilant records. On albums like Mujer de Fuego and Siente el Amor, her band existed in perpetual forward motion, propelled by juicy lines from the hot-stepping horn section, bright spurts from the accordion and streams of single bass notes audibly high in the mix. Tañón skipped along, hovering above her musicians, reveling in giddy speed.

She drove dancers into a frenzy by issuing rough screams — see “Piel a Piel” and “Presencie Tu Amor,” where it’s as if James Brown suddenly popped into the studio during a merengue recording session — and cheerful interjections of onomatopoeic goofiness: “brrrrrrr!” And she was shadowed by precise, piquant backing vocalists, who sometimes echoed their leader, and sometimes engaged her in a vocal boxing match.

The combustible combination proved immediately successful — Tañón breached the top 20 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with her debut single, “Una Mujer Rota” — and durable: in April, “Asi Es el Amor,” a collaboration with Wisin, cracked the top 10 on the Tropical Airplay Songs chart. It’s her 27th top 10 on that chart, the most by any female singer, and a good omen for the release of her latest album, Olga Tañón y Punto, which hit shelves on Friday (May 12).

The arc of Tañón’s career, in some ways, has paralleled that of Marc Anthony: both performers pumped a series of records onto the charts in the early 1990s, reinvigorating traditional forms — merengue for Tañón, salsa for Anthony. Both gradually moved away from the driving style of their early days to make room for stately, dramatic ballads later in the decade. And both eventually tacked back towards the hard-nosed music that initially won them fame.

Brought you by the Esparza Group and the Bomb Factory, this is an ALL AGES EVENT/21+ to drink. The Bomb Factory is located at 2713 Canton St, Dallas, Texas in the Deep Ellum District. You may visit http://www.thebombfactory.com and PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! at http://tinyurl.com/y6w4gpqz

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Rikki Rincón

Havana NRG! 24K Magic (Merengue Power Version) Friday, June 23rd!

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June 20, 2017

(Dallas, Texas) The very hot Havana NRG! having just released their Merengue rework of Jennifer Lopez’s “I Ain’t Your Momma” on 6/9/17 worldwide are set to release another hot reworked power Merengue single originally brought you by Bruno Mars “24K Magic”! For those that have been seeing the group live have already experience the fire brought to this reworked production and the crowds are going wild!

The new 24K Magic Power Merengue rework project releases worldwide on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 everywhere digital music is sold! From Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Music Access, Inc. We recently received some great news that the “I Ain’t Your Momma” single was added to full rotation to DFW’s Ritmo 99.5FM and online radio station and The Surge DFW. This next single is to be added soon! All radio station programmers, mix show DJ’s contact us today at r.rincon@musicaccessinc.com to get your copy. All media for interviews and coverage of Havana NRG! and hot new single call 214-549-1201.

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