Calling all Mid-South families to come get a glimpse of the Latino culture and dig into some of the best tamales made locally! Centro Cultural will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its 2nd Annual Tamale Festival. It happens this Saturday, September 24th from 2 to 6 p.m. at the grounds of Caritas Village.
“It’s about celebrating diversity,” notes Gaelle Llambi, Latino Cultural Center –Centro Cultural. “Tamales, a dish originally from Central America is known for bringing people together. With this festival, we hope to build a bridge between the Hispanic and local community.”
This year’s entertainment line-up includes Venezuelan Band Ritmo Son, 901 Breakers, Mexican Band La Conkistadora, folkloric dancers Tierra Mestiza and more. Cazateatro presents a mini version of the bilingual play “Catrina, Lady of Death” (catch the full version at the Evergreen Theater on October 7 & 8).
Children are welcome to jump on bouncy castles and enjoy free arts and crafts hosted by Dixon Gallery and Gardens. In addition to local tamale makers, food trucks will be on site selling Latin American food and families can shop for unique items from art vendors.
Admission is free. Event t-shirts cost $10. T-shirts from 2015 and a tamale cookbook are available at the venue for $5. Proceeds benefit Centro Cultural’s efforts to promote Latino heritage through free art classes.
For details, go to centrocultural.us or like them on Facebook, Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis.