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Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires

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October 30, 2013

More than 150 members of the McDaniel College community attended the 7th annual Taste of Latin America Dinner on Oct. 29, hosted by the Hispano-Latino Alliance (HLA). With “Indigenous Empires” as the theme, the event highlighted the food, music, traditions, and culture of the Mayans, the Incas and the Aztecs.

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires

The students of HLA, hosting in both English and Spanish, taught the guests phrases in indigenous languages and used stories, videos and a surprise skit to engage the audience with Latin American culture. HLA president Angel Gutierrez (pictured above) said about the event, “I am sure everyone learned something from it.”

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires
(left to right) Brandon Morfoot '15, Sharina Taveras Lopez '15, Alfonso Navarro '17, President Roger Casey, Deanna Dicello '14.

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires
Traditional Andean music was performed by The Mystic Warriors.

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires
Senior Deanna Dicello (left) and junior Sharina Taveras Lopez (right) hosted the event in both English and Spanish.

Taste of Latin America Dinner highlights culture of indigenous empires
The Hispano-Latino Alliance and their advisor Dr. Corey Wronski-Mayersak.

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