SALSA to Celebrate Latin American Culture at Barrio Fiesta
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– Illinois Wesleyan University’s Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) will host its 9th annual Barrio Fiesta on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 from 5
to 11 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center. This event is free and open to all current
IWU students and prospective students who RSVP.
Barrio Fiesta is an annual event that celebrates the food, music and traditions of
four countries in Latin America, showcasing the diverse cultures within the region.
This year’s event will highlight Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Costa
Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m., there will be traditional
dance performances from the highlighted countries, including the Bachata, Zapateado,
and a Merengue and Cumbia dance combination. It will also feature a solo dance performer,
a poem reading, and fashion show. There will be a special guest performance by a Folkloric
Dance group from Peoria. After the performances, the rest of the night is open for
SALSA is a registered student organization (RSO) dedicated to increasing awareness
and emphasizing Latin American culture, achievement, and history. They provide a support
network and promote unity within the Illinois Wesleyan Latin American community and
with allies. SALSA meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in State Farm Hall 201.