Fiesta Latina at the White House (with video)

by Migdalia Rivera

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.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mrs. K October 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm


2 Sabrina October 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Proud to be half latina!!!

It was amazing!!!!

3 KC October 17, 2009 at 10:59 am

Loved it!!! Hopefully there will be a Fiesta Latina II! It seemed that The First Couple enjoyed the entertainment! Thalia did a great job with her trademark song and the music was on point.

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