President Obama and the First Lady celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta Latina on October 13, 2009. The music event was the third, thus far, in a series of White House performances. To date it has celebrated jazz and country. The next scheduled music event will feature classical music.
Fiesta Latina 2009 featured songs by Marc Anthony and his wife, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Singer Tito “El Bambino”, Los Lobos, Thalia and many others. Also in attendance were George Lopez, Eva Longoria and Jimmy Smits.
It was an amazing evening of fun for all. Thalia was even able to coax President Obama through a few dance moves while she sang “Amor a la Mexicana”, which I think translates to Love of a Mexican Woman.
What do you think about President Obama’s dance moves (beginning around 3:10)? I have to say I love the fact that Thalia shook the First Lady’s hands and said “With all due respect” before commencing to dance with her husband. It was a very respectful and classy move.
Click HERE to view the Official White House slideshow.
Click HERE to view a transcript of the President’s remarks.