Mount Union College to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Campus

April 22, 2010

Mount Union College will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month on campus through October 15 with a number of scheduled events, including a featured performance by the Latin band, Forr' For All.

Forr' For All will be on campus Tuesday, October 10 at noon in the Campus Quad, where they will perform Ocho Bajos music. Led by rising accordion star Rob Curto, Forr' For All is made up of musicians from Bahia, S'o Paulo and the United States. The band creates a sound that respects the great masters of forr' ' the traditional, accordion-based party music from the dry interior of the Brazilian Northeast.

"Ocho Bajos" refers to the traditional eight bass button accordion which arrived in the Americas from Europe in the 19th century. This accordion came to be an integral part of traditional music in many countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

The band will perform in conjunction with Mount Union's second annual Hispanic Food Festival. The event will feature a home-cooked Hispanic food, as well as displays of historic artifacts, maps, clothing and other items that represent the various cultures of Latin America.

In the case in inclement weather, the Hispanic Food Festival and Forr' For All's performance will be held in the Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Other events scheduled for Hispanic Heritage Month include a Movie Night on Tuesday, October 3 featuring a number of Hispanic films and a special Hispanic Night in the dining commons on Tuesday, October 17.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month events, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (330) 823-7288.

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