LIVE STREAMING
A festive attendee waves a Puerto Rican flag near the performance stage at Feria del Barrio on September 8. Photo: Nigel Thompson/AL DÍA News.
A festive attendee waves a Puerto Rican flag near the performance stage at Feria del Barrio on September 8. Photo: Nigel Thompson/AL DÍA News.

Feria del Barrio 2019

This year was the 35th year running for the festival.

MORE IN THIS SECTION

Funding diverse arts orgs

August 17th, 2022

Disabled in the Workforce

August 16th, 2022

MX Biz Owners Speaks Out

August 16th, 2022

So, is he running?

August 15th, 2022

The AL DÍA STEM Awards

August 13th, 2022

Why diversity in STEM?

August 12th, 2022

Philly’s Family Trauma

August 12th, 2022

AAMP to Ben Franklin Pkwy

August 12th, 2022

SHARE THIS CONTENT:

Sunday, September 8, marked the 35th edition of Feria del Barrio. AL DÍA was honored to be a community investor for this year’s celebration. The festival, held every year in the heart of Latino Philadelphia at “El Centro del Oro” — the business and arts district in Kensington and Fairhill — is a celebration of Latino culture, family and community. 

[ad]

A plethora of performances

This year, Feria del Barrio entertained its annual thousands of attendees with performances from Grupo Compas 48, Grupo Muévete, Los Tecuanes, Pancho Bongó y Su Orquesta, and Anthony Colon and Tino Serrano. 

“Bomba” arrives

The headliner for the day was Ballet Folklórico Hermanos Ayala, a renowned “bomba” dance group hailing from Loíza, Puerto. The group formed in 1959 and their September 8 performance at Feria del Barrio marked their first ever in Philadelphia. “Bomba” draws origin from Puerto Rico’s history of African slavery and is an expression of the Afro-Puerto Rican community.

  • LEAVE A COMMENT:

  • Join the discussion! Leave a comment.

  • or
  • REGISTER
  • to comment.
  • LEAVE A COMMENT:

  • Join the discussion! Leave a comment.

  • or
  • REGISTER
  • to comment.
00:00 / 00:00
Ads destiny link