Latin Music Day returns to Summerfest

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A longtime tradition returned to Summerfest during the Big Gig's final weekend.

Latin Music Day is a celebration of culture and rhythms of Latin America at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage with performances from Ecuador Manta, Clave y Afinque, Making Movies and Gilberto Santa Rosa.

Making Movies is a group from Kansas City, Missouri but with roots in Panama. The band's music features a unique blend of rock, cumbia and more.

"It feels amazing," Making Movies singer Enrique Chi said. "We just put out a new album that is called Xopa, which means like, in Panama they say instead of 'que paso' they say que xopa to say hello to people, so it's like a reintroduction to the band and after all the things that have happened the last couple of years, where we haven't been able to perform as much, it feels like we're reintroducing ourselves back to Milwaukee."

Music fans can also enjoy a variety of Latin American cuisine, like La Masa Empanada Bar which is participating in Summerfest for the first time.

"We're really excited to be here, it's just been such a fun energy, the turnout has been excellent with the crowds, we're loving all the music selection this year and the different foods," La Masa Empanada Bar owner Megan Todd said.

More information on Latin Music Day can be found on the Summerfest website.

Share this article: