On September 21, 2016, I was the guest speaker, representing the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW), at the East Chicago Public Library Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in East Chicago, Indiana. We had many great performers: Ballet Folklorico Yolotzin and Israel Villodas, Cuatro Guitarist. Israel formed a group that consist of 5 adults and 4 children, who play our national instrument of Puerto Rico known as “el cuatro” which functions as a guitar but with a shape similar to that of the violin.
A delicious buffet was provided after the program with many ethnic cuisines. It was so beautiful to see the various Hispanic cultures come together for this annual event held at the East Chicago Public Library.