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International flavor coming to Fraser Field on Sunday

Kazzabe will be one of the headliners this Sunday for Festival La Voz.

LYNN — An international roster of top music talent and local performers will share the stage on Sunday at the third annual Festival La Voz. 

The festival at Fraser Field runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Headliners will be Dominican singer Alexandra, queen of the Bachata; the lively Honduran band Kazzabe; and vocalist Francisco Lemus Algodon of El Salvadore.

Lynn area entertainers will include Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Extro El 23 y Cheska Fuentes, salsa star Sebastian Medina, who is promoting new single “Baby You’re My Angel,” and ballad singer Valentina.

In addition to music and dance, there will be food, beer and lots of family-style fun. The Roberto Clemente Foundation has organized a baseball clinic for kids, and four Red Sox World Series championship trophies will be on display.

“Festival Latino La Voz is a call to celebrate our culture and to admire our diversity,” said Carolina Trujillo, publisher of La Voz and Essex Media Group community relations director. “There is an open invitation for everyone to attend.” 

Alexandra (full name Alexandra Cabrera de la Cruz) was in the duo Monchy and Alexandra until its dissolution in late 2008 after 10 years. The duo sold more than one million albums and received several Latin Billboard and Lo Nuestro awards. Alexandra consistently sells out her rare shows in the Northeast. She says bachata features beautiful lyrics and music, and allows audience members to listen quietly and dance at the same time. 

Kazzabe is a large band that features horns, exciting percussion and several singers. It specializes in Punta, a genre of traditional music that developed among the people of Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. The style is unique, but calypso and soca influences are part of the charm. 

Francisco Lemus Algodon has been performing and releasing records since the early ’90s. He’s shared the stage with many superstars, including the late Selena at Madison Square Garden. 

Lynn’s Cultura Latina Dance Academy has had a profound impact on the North Shore arts scene since Yaya Rodriguez founded the school/dance company in 2011. Rodriguez, who has years of experience as a dancer/choreographer, has created folkloric dances for community organizations, churches and non-profit organizations. 

Its mission is to enhance, share and connect our culture and community through dance. Its students learn about leadership, self-esteem, discipline and teamwork.

Festival La Voz has grown considerably, in both stature and popularity, in three short years. The first two events were held at McManus Field on Neptune Boulevard. This year, the celebration moves to the much larger Fraser Field complex. 

Parking will be in the rear lot off Ford Street behind Manning Field. The entrance to the festival is off Locust Street.

Tickets will be available at the gate. For additional information and to purchase tickets, go to www.festivallavoz.com

Festival La Voz music schedule

August 25

11:30 – 12:45    DJ el Menor

12:45 – 1:00      Cultura Latina Dance Academy (traditional Hispanic dances)

1:00 – 1:15        Valentina (ballads)

1:15 – 1:30        Sebastian (salsa)

1:30 – 1:45        Extro el 23 y Cheska Fuentes (urbano/reguetón)

1:45 – 2:00        DJ el Menor

2:00 – 2:45        Francisco Lemus- Algodón

2:45 – 3:00        DJ el Menor

3:00 – 4:00       Grupo Kazzabe

4:00 – 4:15       DJ el Menor

4:15 – 5:15       Alexandra

 

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