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Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.
Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival [Photo Essay]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation held its 8th annual Hispanic Cultural Festival on Oct. 21 and 22.

The free festival showcased the diversity of Hispanic heritage and culture in South Florida. It included international and local artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors from different Latin American countries to celebrate and promote not only their culture, but their contributions to the community.

Guests enjoyed folk dances, food and art from Latin American countries like Nicaragua, Argentina, Cuba and Costa Rica.

— Words and photos by Elizabeth Soza, South Florida News Service 

Cuban artist Gilbert Rodriguez works on a new piece during the festival.

Cuban artist Gilbert Rodriguez works on a new piece during the festival.

Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Sculptures from Cuban artist Julio Cesar in the middle of the festival.

Sculptures from Cuban artist Julio Cesar in the middle of the festival.

Guests enjoyed foods from Argentina, Nicaragua, Colombia and many other countries.

Guests enjoyed foods from Argentina, Nicaragua, Colombia and many other countries.

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