“The rain stopped and people are really into the music,” Isel Garcia of West New York said in the middle of Sunday’s Latin Grammy street party. “When they play salsa or bachata, people dance all over the place.” West New York had the honor of hosting the first of a month’s worth of Latin Grammy street parties that will run straight through October, stopping in Chicago, South Florida, Dallas, and Los Angeles before hitting Las Vegas for the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 5.
Among the attractions lining Boulevard East, McDonalds had a memorabilia truck of items from past Latin Grammys, including outfits and shoes worn by winners from the past 10 years.
“They have outfits worn by Thalia (Tommy Mottola’s wife), Celia Cruz, Pepe Aguilar among others,” Isel said. “They also have shoes worn by different Latin stars, CD’s, stage ID’s and others. They’re showing videos of the stars wearing those outfits/shoes….E veryone seems to be enjoying this thoroughly.”
“As we celebrate a decade of history, we are thrilled to continue to bring the excitement of the Latin GRAMMY to local communities across the country and celebrate the road to Latin music’s night of excellence,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy.
“These festivals, through the power of music, allow us to create a bond between music lovers and the Latin GRAMMYs and we look forward to another successful festival season.”
(PHOTOS by ISEL GARCIA for CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM LLC. NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION.)
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