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Events : Latino Music Festival at NKU
Posted by admin on 2014/9/20 16:10:00 (39 reads)

Please join us for the very first 

Latino Music Festival!
7 P.M. UNTIL 10 P.M


Featuring NKU Latino students, Salsa instruction, and Son Del Caribe.

There will be food and plenty of dancing!
The event is free and open to everyone! RSVP is recommended.



Also see:

Events : NKU National Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted by admin on 2014/9/12 0:30:00 (96 reads)

The Office of Latino Programs and Services celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month each fall with several activities on campus.

The 2014 keynote speaker is Gilbert Esquivel. Gilbert is a unique voice in stand-up comedy, able to entertain an audience of inner-city youth to a room of senior citizens without missing a beat. His ability to ad-lib has made him a favorite of many television producers to warm-up studio audiences for such shows as American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and Star Search and many more. Gilbert started is career at The Ice House Comedy Club. He's also appeared on BET's Comicview, Laffapalooza, and Que Locos. Gilbert won the first Latino comedy search just two years into his comedy and went to perform on such stages as the Apollo Theatre to Ceasers Palace Las Vegas. He has also performed in many churches, prisons, and universities throughout the country, sharing his experiences of growing up all over the United States as a Migrant worker. Please join on October 2, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Multi-Purpose Room 102.

Some other events taking place this year that we invite you to join us at are the National Hispanic Heritage Kick-off Reception on September 15, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom, 107A, the Latino Music Fest on September 26, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom, 107A, the "Champions Among Ourselves" Panel Discussion on Oct. 3 from 1:00-2:30 p.m., in the University Center, Otto M. Budig Theatre and the 3 vs 3 Outdoor Soccer Tournament on Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m. that takes place at the Intermural Fields. Please contact Diane Maldonaldo at for more information or to RSVP for an event. To see a complete list of the 2014/2015 calendar of events please click here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month activities:

  • Sept. 6, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., NKU Mexican Consulate and Other Services, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

  • Sept. 15, 2014, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zumba on the Lawn, Griffin Lawn

  • Sept. 15, 2014, 6:00-7:30 p.m., National Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Reception, James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom 107A

  • Sept. 18, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mexican Film Series-La Perla, Landrum 110

  • Sept. 25, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mexican Film Series-Santo en el Museo de Cera, Landrum 110

  • Sept. 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Latino Music Fest, James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom 107 All

  • Oct. 2, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Latino College Fair, James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union

  • Oct. 2, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mexican Film Series-Teatro del Crimen, Landrum 110

  • Oct. 2, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Gilbert Esquivel Comedy Performance, James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Multi-Purpose Room 102

  • Oct. 3, 2014, 1:00-2:30 p.m., “Champions Among Ourselves” Panel Discussion, University Center, Otto Budig Theatre

  • Oct. 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom 107 All Pre-celebration “Dia de los Muertos” 

  • Oct. 9, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mexican Film Series-Cilantro y Perejil, Landrum 110

  • Oct. 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m., 3 vs 3 Outdoor Soccer Tourney, Intermural Fields

Events : The Most Interesting Fundraiser in the World. Hot Latin Nights Edition"
Posted by admin on 2014/9/8 0:20:00 (86 reads)

"The Most Interesting Fundraiser In the World... Hot Latin Nights Edition"

What:  Hot Latin Night to support ProKids!  
When:  Friday, October 10th from 6:30pm-10:30pm
Where:  Brainstorm Event Space - 815 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cost:  $35 per ticket - proceeds go to Prokids

Gents wear black and ladies bring the Latin spice with a splash of any color.  Enjoy live music by the Amador Sisters, salsa lessons with Bembe Cincinnati, groove to the tunes of DJ Milan, sample savory Latin fare, and discover new ways to "pay it forward" in our community.  

Appetizers, desserts, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Drink tickets will be available to purchase beer and wine.  Raffle tickets will also be for sale for your shot at one of our awesome raffle baskets baskets! 

TOY DRIVE:  Please bring new or gently used toys to donate to ProKids.  All types of toys for all age ranges are accepted.  We will be collecting the toys at check in!   

Tickets are $35 per person and all proceeds raised, (plus donations collected through a toy drive), will be donated to ProKids
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If you would like to sponsor a raffle basket for the event, please contact  

Events : Looking for kids 5-15 for Hispanic Heritage Month Parade at Reds Stadium (Sept. 7)
Posted by admin on 2014/8/7 16:10:00 (258 reads)

The Red's Hispanic Heritage Month cultural group is looking for children 5-15, to be in the Hispanic Heritage Month Parade.

They need to have typical dresses that represent their native country.

The event is on September 7, 2014, at the Reds Stadium, the Great American Ballpark

If you need more information, please contact Mariela Jaen, mjaen1215[@] (please remove the [ and ] before sending the email)

You can see pictures from this event in 2010 on Facebook: 

Events : Change of venue for tonight's Salsa on the Square AFTER-PARTY
Posted by admin on 2014/7/31 17:30:00 (520 reads)

LEVEL Nightlife will be closed for around 4-6 weeks, so tonigth will be at:

601 Nightclub, located at 601 Main St. (corner of 6th and Main)

And our planned "South Beach Salsa Party" @ Vyrsd has been postponed:


MidwestLatino : Cincinnati sets a New Guinness World Record in Largest Salsa Dance
Posted by admin on 2014/7/27 6:48:21 (264 reads)

Organizers reported that a NEW official record has been set with 2,067 people dancing at the official Guinness World Record attempt on Thursday, July 24.  Organizers are sending the confirmation with the certification by an independent counting group and the package of evidence & information regarding such event.  This package will include all related information and data from the event; registration forms, aerial and stage videos, pictures, TV coverage, etc. to be recognized by the Guinness World Record organization.
This special edition of the summer "Salsa on the Square" was presented by Procter & Gamble’s Gain Detergent and organized by Hispanics Avanzando Hispanics, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, WCPO Channel 9, MidwestLatino, P&G, St. Vincent de Paul and The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.

This was definitely the best event in Cincinnati since World Choir Games!!! :)

Cincinnati has proved again that it is an AWESOME CITY, full of diversity, fun, and dancing! 

Thanks to everybody who came to help us with breaking the Guinness World Record in Largest Salsa Dance! We love you all for doing this!!! :)

Events : Attempt to break the Guinness World record in Largest Salsa (Thursday, July 24, 2014)
Posted by admin on 2014/6/25 13:00:00 (965 reads)

Save the date: Thursday, July 24, 2014!!!!

Last year we've got very close to break the record, but missed around 100 people. So this year we'll do it again!

Please help us!!! Everybody will get a FREE T-Shirt!!! 

Below is video from last year:

Events : Art After Dark: Shine Up the Night: Friday, June 27, 2014
Posted by admin on 2014/6/23 13:40:00 (290 reads)

Kick off your weekend with some Razzle Dazzle at this month’s Art After Dark. Enjoy the flash and excitement of Midwest Latino and friends as they perform in our Great Hall from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. with music by DJ Rudy, and performances by Dare To Dance and the amazing Amador Sisters:Dali Amador and Maillelis Martinez.

In January, over 650 people came to dance with Midwest Latino at Art After Dark!

Docent-led tours of our sparkling, brand new exhibition, Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940, will meet in the Great Hall at 5:30 p.m. (members-only), 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (open to the general public).

FREE event with drinks and appetizers available for purchase. No reservations required. Parking is only $4 and FREE for Art Museum Members.

Keep an eye on Twitter (@cincyartmuseum) and Facebook for additional information or follow:

Events : NFL Play 60 Character Camp to be held in Cincinnati for Hispanic kids
Posted by admin on 2014/6/9 11:36:17 (444 reads)

The NFL has partnered with Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz and the Muñoz Agency for the third  year to host NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps this summer as part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic outreach initiative, focused on offering youth opportunities to play and experience the game of football.

The one-day, non-contact football camp will be hosted on June 25th at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati with support from the Bengals. The camp will welcome approximately 400 predominantly-Hispanic boys and girls ages 9-13 with little or no football experience from local communities.

Camp session will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  (physical Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.)

The mission of the camps is to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise, and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and life.

To participate, you need to submit the registration form as soon as possible, no later than June 13!!!

1) download this form in English (Word document, or PDF document, or Español (Word document or PDF Document)

2) Submit the signed form to Muñoz Agency:

a) scan and email the form to: with Subject as: BENGALS CAMP or

b) Fax it to: (513) 772-4911

Check out the pictures from NFL Play 60 Character Camp here:

Events : Fantastic Opening Night @ Margaritaville on June 4th, 2014
Posted by admin on 2014/6/5 18:10:50 (353 reads)

It was a real Jackpot!  

The Opening Salsa Night at Margaritaville @ Horseshoe Casino was fantastic!!!

Please view pictures from the party on Facebook: ... 2042.677135332&type=1

If you've missed it this week, make sure you'll come next week....

Events : Salsa dancing coming to Margaritaville @ Horseshoe Casino (June 4, 2014)
Posted by admin on 2014/5/30 3:38:13 (428 reads)

Please join us on Wednesday, June 4th, at our first ever Salsa event at Margaritaville @ Horseshoe Casino:

Events : Salsa AFTER-PARTY this Thursday is in Local's
Posted by admin on 2014/5/29 14:50:00 (1180 reads)

This week we have our Salsa on the Square AFTER-PARTY at:

Local's Sports Bar & Grill
19 East 7th Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

See our Facebook for more info:

Events : The Salsa @ LEVEL has been postponed
Posted by admin on 2014/5/21 16:30:00 (376 reads)

Unfortunately, due to some technical issues at LEVEL Club that need to be fixed, the Salsa nights on Wednesdays and Thursday at LEVEL have been postponed to next week. 

We'll keep you posted...

Events : MidwestLatino Salsa events have moved to Level Nightlife
Posted by admin on 2014/5/20 2:14:09 (394 reads)

Starting this week, the Salsa events:

1) Wednesday's Havana Nights

2) Thursday's Salsa on the Square AFTER PARTY 

have moved to

Level Nightlife Club
435 Elm St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

LEVEL is 6,000 square feet of fun and excitement! Cincinnati's newest nightlife destination, LEVEL boasts a state of the art sound system and light show. Offering lounge seating, a great dance floor, VIP bottle service, 2 bars, the areas best DJs, and more!

Events : Dali Amador performing live @ Obscura (Tuesday, May 20, 8 PM)
Posted by admin on 2014/5/19 14:00:00 (347 reads)

Dali Amador, the very talented violinist from Cuba, was just AMAZING at our International Festival last Saturday (see the video below). 

To see her performing live, please come Tuesday 8 PM to this event in Obscura, where she will be performing with her sister Maillelis Martinez (guitar):

645 Walnut St.,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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