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The 4th Annual Centroamericanto Festival to feature
live music from Honduras, Panama, El Salvador and the rest of Central America.
Austin, Texas: The 4th Annual Centroamericanto Fest will reunite various important musicians, singer-songwriters and performers from Central America for two performances on Saturday, September 22, 2012. International music lovers are invited to come experience the rich sounds from different regions such as northern Honduras, Panama, El Salvador and other areas of the Caribbean.
“Centroamericanto Fest is a day when we showcase music not often heard in Texas,” says organizer and host, Mauricio Callejas, “Centroamericanto Fest highlights the beautiful rhythms, poetic lyrics, and themes that are unique to this part of the world.”
The public is invited to a FREE outdoor concert at Plaza Saltillo at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 22, 2012 with local bands, dance and a sneak preview of what featured artists have prepared for the night show, plus typical Central American food. This event is open to all ages. The second performance will be held at the Cactus Café and will feature the acoustic sounds of Guillermo Anderson of northern Honduras, Romulo Castro of Panama, Roberto Salamanca of El Salvador, and Mauricio Callejas of Austin (originally from El Salvador).
The evening showcase will be held at the Cactus Cafe at 8pm and admission price is $15.00 per person. Due to limited capacity, the public is encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at www.centroamericantofest.com
This year’s performances will highlight the internationally renowned sounds of Guillermo Anderson. He fuses his songs with Garifuna rhythms (African descendants of the north coast of Honduras) which are popular in Honduras and among world music lovers
The second guest artist is Romulo Castro of Panama, who comes with the impressive resume of two Grammy awards for his compositions for Ruben Blades “La Rosa de los Vientos” and “Tiempos” albums. His music is a fusion of his Panamanian traditions and the Caribbean influences of his country.
El Salvador will be represented by two artists. Roberto Salamanca, who lead the Latin American Spanish Rock movement in the 90s in El Salvador, and who is also known as a true legend for his music. He has won several accolades in the Salvadorian music scene. Mauricio Callejas, host of the event, will also perform, showcasing his original themes and sounds of El Salvador.
The 4th Annual Centroamericanto Fest is sponsored in part by the City of Austin, the State of Texas, various local sponsors and the active collaboration of nonprofit organizations such as La Pena Cultural, The Latin American Cultural Alliance, El Buen Samaritano, Centroamericanto.com among others.