Sunday, October 08, 2006

Dancing up Fifth Avenue for 41 Years

By definition, the word Hispanic refers to people from the Spanish-speaking areas of the Americas and the Caribbean.

For 41 years, New York's United Hispanic-American Parade has brought together people whose origins are in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Dressed in their national and regional costumes, thousands of men, women and children mambo, salsa, merengue, cha-cha and tango up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The dancers' energy and joy is contagious, the drummers hands are frenetic, and the massed spectators smile, sway and wave flags in time to the relentless beat.


Girl with yellow pom-poms Posted by Picasa


Girls in orange Posted by Picasa


Girl with blue eyeshadow Posted by Picasa


Puerto Rican woman Posted by Picasa


Dancers waiting for their cue Posted by Picasa


A dancer and her beau Posted by Picasa


Men with bells on their boots Posted by Picasa


Girl in ostrich feathers Posted by Picasa


Girl in pink and green Posted by Picasa


Boys and girls in pink and green Posted by Picasa


Men with skulls on their chests Posted by Picasa


People in Peruvian costumes Posted by Picasa


Drummers marching up the avenue Posted by Picasa

  • New York Hispanic Parade

  • Galos Corp.: New York Hispanic Parade History
  • 4 Comments:

    At 10/12/2006 05:22:00 PM, Anonymous Antof9 said...

    wow! GREAT pictures! So vibrant and colorful. Thanks for sharing :)

     
    At 10/12/2006 06:34:00 PM, Blogger Pendullum said...

    Wow seems to be an understatement...
    Those were spectacular...

     
    At 10/12/2006 10:35:00 PM, Blogger softdrink said...

    Your photos (and your subjects) are positively gorgeous!

    I can't believe how quickly you found me...granted, it wasn't hard, but still...thanks for commenting. :-)

    I thought about you yesterday when I heard the news of the plane crash. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you, but know that I'm thinking of you. Hugs to you,
    softdrink/fizzybeverage

     
    At 10/14/2006 07:07:00 AM, Blogger Kate said...

    This series of photographs is quite outstanding. You captured the culture quite well. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

     

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