KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) -- Latin salsa, tango and samba dances will
spice up the fourth Latin American Festival to be held at the Bukit Bintang''s BB
Park on May 20.
The festival, which is jointly organised by all the 10 Latin American
Embassies in Malaysia - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador,
Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, together with the Latin American Ladies
Association of Malaysia, will also exhibit Latin music, food, art and craft,
together their handicrafts.
Venezuelan Ambassador Manuel Antonio Guzman Hernandez said the festival
which is being held annualy aimed to introduce the Latin American culture to
"Most of the Latin American countries are well known for their ''football
teams'' through World Cup Football matches among Malaysians. I am proud because
they know my country through football matches and even some of them are the fans
of the Venezuelan team, and hopefully this festival will let Malaysians know
more about our culture," he told Bernama here today.
Meanwhile Brazilian Ambassador Jorge Alberto Lozoya said this festival will
be a great opportunity for the Latin American community in Malaysia to introduce
their unique culture to their Malaysian friends.
"I am sure most of them including students who study here and work here will
enjoy their day on this festival and hopefully it can gain a good relationship
between Malaysia and Latin American countries," he added.
The festival which will kick off at 11am and end at 6pm will give Malaysians
the taste of Brazilian Coffees, Brazilian Feijoada - beef stew with beans,
Argentina''s Arsado or barbeque and Caipirinha, a lime drink.
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