CAPA announces headliners for
Festival Latino 2018
COLUMBUS: CAPA has announced the
lineup of national and international artists which will be
headlining Festival Latino 2018 presented by Honda. The two-day,
family-friendly, free event will be held Saturday and Sunday,
August 11 and 12, 2018, from 11 am-8 pm each day in Genoa Park
Saturday, August 11
Dominican – Merengüe
Geni, Yánez, and Sebastián of the NYC-based Típico Urbano put an
original, modern twist on merengüe típico, the oldest style of
merengüe, infusing traditional Dominican rhythms with youthful
lyrics and new and exciting musical concepts.
Mexican – Folk
Eight-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of
the Year, singer/songwriter Gina Chávez’s original take on
traditional folk blends her dynamic vocals with hints of cumbia,
bossa nova, vintage pop, and reggaetón.
Mexican – Banda
Perhaps best known for his album Despreciado, Grammy
Award-winning singer/songwriter Lupillo Rivera has netted 15 Top
50 singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and is
currently touring in support of his 2017 album, El Malo.
Dominican – Bachata
Known as "The Prince of Bachata," singer Frank Reyes is one of
the most recognized champions of the genre worldwide with hits
such as "Noche de Pasion," "Amor Desperdiciado," "Se Me Olvido
Que Te Amaba," and "Como Sanar” among many others.
El Gran Combo
Puerto Rican – Salsa
Considered one of the most successful salsa orchestras of all
time, El Gran Combo has released more than 60 studio albums of
soul-stirring Latin rhythms and lush vocal harmonies over the
course of their more than 55-year-long career.
A detailed schedule will be released
at a later date and will include the full lineup of
entertainment and activities to be featured at Festival Latino
Note: All programs and artists are subject to change.
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Tipico Urbano credit Pedro Sanchez
Gina Chavez credit Spencer Selvidge
Frank Reyes credit Frank Reyes
El Gran Combo credit Fernidad Betances