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The music, tastes, and costumes of Mexico will take center stage in the Ozarks next month. La Fiesta Mexicana is a showcase of food, dancing, and clothing that represent the Mexican culture.KSMU’s Erika Brame has more.
Yolanda Lorge is the president of Groupo Latino Americano, which is a service organization for Latin immigrants here in the Ozarks.The group is hosting a fiesta in celebration of Mexican culture. She says the fiesta will showcase all of the different types of food within Mexico.Mexico, like the United States, has different states and regions of people who use the land for food and clothing in various ways.Lorge says dancers will perform dances from many of those regions.
“So, we are going to have a fashion show and of course the dances, the Folkloric dances from different states,” she said.She says the Mexican culture is full of diversity and can been seen in many of the exhibits at the fiesta.
“We are going to have arts and crafts exhibit. And it’s also very rich as for the crafts of Mexico, are very rich, again depending on the region,” she said.
She says the group is working with the Mexican consulate from Kansas City.La Fiesta Mexicana is free and open to the public.The festivities began at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, at the YMCA on Republic Road.For KSMU News, I’m Erika Brame.