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Moravian College to Celebrate Mexican Music and Culture – September 14

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— The Moravian College Music Institute will join the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia in celebrating Mexican Independence Day with the sixth annual festival at Moravian College on Saturday, September 14, noon to 4:00 p.m. The musical festival will feature a variety of performances showcasing regional Mexican dances, music and song.

The celebration will begin at noon with a welcome from Elena Reilly, executive director, Mexican Cultural Center, and Jose Antonio Ortiz, president, Mexican Cultural Center.

The celebration will include musical performances by Soledad Flores and words from invited guests, the honorable Don Cunningham, Mayor of the City of Bethlehem, and, the honorable Juan I. Zavala, Consul of Mexico who will perform the official ceremony of " El Grito de Dolores."

The program will conclude with the musical ensemble Grupo Crisol, followed by an opportunity to sample Mexican food in the garden.

The festival is free and open to the public. Foy Hall is located at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Church and Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For more information, contact the Moravian College Music Institute at (610) 861-1650. The event is sponsored in part by El Hispano newspaper.