Carnaval Latino Celebrating The Americas, New Orleans Style & Hurricane Irma – Caribbean Relief
We are excited to announce that CARNAVAL LATINO and its colorful PARADE OF THE AMERICAS are returning to downtown New Orleans the weekend of September 30th, 2017. This celebration of the NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH will be launched with a parade through the historic French Quarter, the most Hispanic neighborhood of our country, rebuilt from the ashes of two great fires by the Spanish Governors of Louisiana in the late 1700s. Festival goers will then enjoy some of the best in Latin music, art, food and drink, at GENERATIONS HALL in the Warehouse District, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of the most memorable city in this country!
Through Carnaval Latino the Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association, Inc. (H.A.M.A.C.A.) offers attendees a tour of Spain and the Americas without ever leaving the Crescent City.
RELIEF EFFORT HURRICANE IRMA CARIBBEAN
The first week of September saw Hurricane Irma wreak havoc and destruction throughout the Caribbean and Florida. Particularly affected were the Caribbean islands which suffered catastrophic damage. These are areas which can least afford a recovery.
H.A.M.A.C.A. has made the Post Parade Concert at Generation Hall admission free, asking attendees to make donations to its Hurricane Irma Carnaval relief funds. Donation Stations (Cash Only) will be set up at Generation Hall entrances, handled by the Tulane University Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute.
For more information on Tulane University Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute, visit their website.