In observance of the 2006 National Hispanic Heritage Month I'd like to bring your attention to the Palenke Music Company who I'd happen upon during Saturday's Arts on Foot Festival in downtown WDC. Led by vocalist Jaime Salazar and in celebration of the various heritages of each of the individual band members the Latin Jazz band plays different types of music, including Afro-Peruvian, Cumbia, Festejo, Son Montuno, Cha Cha, Merengue, and Guaracha.
From 10 until 11 am today which is Tuesday, 19 September 2006, Palenke Music Company will be performing at the Atrium Hall of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center-1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. when the Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Agency for International Development, hosts its annual program celebrating the 2006 National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The keynote speaker will be John Quinonez, co-anchor of Primetime Live and most recently a correspondent for Primetime Thursday and 20/20. The emcee will be Cindy Pena, a general assignment reporter for WUSA 9.