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Cville Sabroso: Charlottesville's First Latin American Festival


September 21, 2013

Several Hispanic organizations joined together to put on Charlottesville's first Latin American music and folkloric dance festival.

The festival is called Cville Sabroso, and it was put on in celebration of Hispanic heritage month by Luminaria Cville and Sin Barreras, or Without Barriers.

Earlier this week, members of Luminaria Cville met with Charlottesville officials to proclaim the day.

"And basically it means from now on every third Saturday in September we're going to be celebrating Cville Sabroso. Charlottesville has flavor, and Latin American music and folkloric dances and food and celebrating Latin American culture at that time," says Estella Knott, director of Luminaria Cville.

There was music, food, and dancing at the McGuffey Art Center, with people representing countries like Peru, Mexico and Columbia.

"It's nice to be able to come together, because all of us in our community are working really hard all the time to come together one day and celebrate our culture and our heritage," says Knott.

Luminaria Cville is in the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville and is a place where the community can see Latin art, music and performances. Sin Barreras is a nonprofit organization that helps out Charlottesville's immigrant population. Together they were able to bring Charlottesville's Hispanic community out to celebrate Latin culture.

Spanish heritage month recognizes the celebration of Independence Day for many Central and South American countries.


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