Celebrating the Latino
       Arts and Culture
              in Louisiana

 Que Pasa Fest 2017 Schedule of Events


Saturday, September 30
The Jazz & Heritage Foundation Kicks Off Que Pasa Fest 2017                        

Doors open at 7:30 pm Sets at 8pm and 9:30pm
The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. 1225 N. Rampart St. New Orleans.
Rumba Buena and OTRA kick off the week-long events of Que Pasa Fest. Both bands will enthrall the audience with their Latin rhythms.

This concert is held in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Free Admission.

 Jazz & Heritage Center Rumba Buena Otra

Sunday, October 1


Monday, October 2
A Night of Classical Guitar

Tulane University, Dixon Hall Annex.
Jorge Luis Zamora,
a Cuban Classical guitarist, will perform music by various Hispanic Americans composers. Free Admission.

Jorge Luis Zamora


Tuesday, October 3
Poster Reveal and Guillermo De Bango Award Night

Mexican Consulate in New Orleans. 901 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans.
Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts Award presented to Julio Guichard; presentation of the Que Pasa Fest 2017 official poster by Felix Malespin and “The Mardi Gras Indians: Cultural Connections in the Americas” photographic exhibit curated by Belinda Shinshillas. Free admission.

 Julio Guichard  Belinda Shinshillas

Latin Night at Rock ‘n’ Bowl

Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl. 3000 S. Carrollton Ave.
A night of Latin dancing with instruction by Bianca San Martin and Ritmeaux Krewe from 7pm to 8pm and then social dancing. This evening is held in partnership with Rock ‘n’ Bowl. Cover $5.



Wednesday, October 4
Documentary and Dance

Xavier University, Music Building. Javier’s Dance Company presents “Viva Malambo,” which can be described as a thrilling, percussive dance performance celebrating the traditions of the gaucho or Argentine Cowboy. Their intricate fast paced footwork is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. The sound of the drums, reeling boleadoras and the charisma of the dancers make Malambo an exciting and unforgettable experience. The gaucho’s keen sense of convictions, self-confidence, and fierce attitudes are also revealed in their performance.

The second half of the evening, videographer/director, Walther Vera, will present a trailer of his documentary, “The Shaman’s Journey.” This is a story about cultural heritage and the generational conflicts, consequence of the global changes and the modernity. Vera takes the audience on a fascinating journey, with the intention to find the shamanic roots of his family, which once lived in a small town called Tucume, located in the dry forest of the Northern Coast of Peru. This was a magic place ruled by the Purgatory Hill and where the shamans used to share their knowledge from generation to generation. This is a story of life, family experiences and discoveries. A question and answer session with Vera will follow the showing.

The event is co-hosted by the Xavier University of LA, Department of Languages, Division of Fine Arts and Humanities. Free admission.

 Javier's Dance  Walther Vera



Thursday, October 5

88 Keys

Prytania Bar. 3445 Prytania St., New Orleans.
A night with Colombian pianist Leonardo Hernandez. He will delight the audience with an array of Latin Jazz melodies. Free Admission.

 Leonardo Hernandez


Friday, October 6
Family Day 1

Lafreniere Park in Metairie: Que Pasa Fest 2017. Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of live music, food, dance and community outreach. 

With Ronnie Reyes ans 4U Band, Grupo Recuerdos and the Banda Ibanez



Presented By Valeria Kawas and Jorge Vides 

Valeria Kawas Jorge Vides

Free admission. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.


Midnight on Frenchmen Street

Dragon’s Den. 435 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans: Hosted by Felipe Estrada, co-host of the popular TV show, Que Pasa New Orleans, playing a variety of Latin rhythms. Free admission. Must be 21+

   Felipe Estrada


Saturday, October 7
Family Day 2

Lafreniere Park in Metairie: Que Pasa Fest 2017. Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of live music, food, soccer, dance and kid’s activities. Free admission. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.

Zumba Phil and Sora, Maddison Guzman, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, Anais St. John; Ponce y su Grupo Revelacion; Javier Olondo & AsheSon; Luis Enrique;Dora and Phil Sison; DJ Guanaco; Brenda Murphy and more!!


Presented By Brenda Melara, Desiree Sanchez, Lilliana Pino, Felipe Estrada and Fernando Gort

 Desiree Sanchez Lily Pino Fernando Gort


Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte
Hispanic Flavor Productions would like to thank the following


 Cervantes Fundación  Que Pasa New Orleans 
SP  Match Solutions LLC  

Tulane University  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage  Xavier University

Mexican Consulate  Lafreniere Park  Jefferson Parish

 Telemundo 42   La Fabulosa  

Atmos Energy  Bud Light  Chilangos Seafood


  Gulf Coast Bank   Metairie Bank  LA Lottery

   Dragons Den  NOMTN  El Tiempo New Orleans

   Gala Music  Chip Forstall  Jambalayanews


   McDonalds  LALottery  Cox
   Classic Insurance  Copa Airlines  La Calle


   AccessHealth   Hall Piano