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Musical benefit in Baltimore for Mexican earthquake relief

Cecilia Nasmith

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

A mariachi band from Toronto, heralded as the best according to Toronto Life Magazine, will play at the Noche Latina - Viva Mexico cultural event in Baltimore Oct. 28. The band is called Mariachi Mexico Amigo.Submitted photo

A mariachi band from Toronto, heralded as the best according to Toronto Life Magazine, will play at the Noche Latina - Viva Mexico cultural event in Baltimore Oct. 28. The band is called Mariachi Mexico Amigo.Submitted photo

BALTIMORE -- Mexican food and music supporting the Red Cross and its help to Mexican earthquake victims is the focus of an event by the Northumberland Hispanic Culture Club (NHCC) this weekend.

"Noche Latina-Viva Mexico will showcase Mexican cuisine and music with a 50/50 contribution to the Red Cross in support of the recent Mexican earthquake devastation," Rosa Ortega Tyrell said in a recent interview. She is a Latin-jazz performer who lives in Northumberland and member of the county-based club.

The public event is the third annual event and is open to the public.

A media release states that attendees will "experience the richness of Latino cultural heritage "¦ with traditional music with artists from Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina - and will be a great opportunity to learn, celebrate and taste Latin American hospitality and heritage."

The current owner of KIA Cobourg, Mario Pareja, states that "Northumberland County is becoming a great home to newcomers and at NHCC, we feel it is important to help them settle in."

Two bands (Mariachi Mexico Amigo, Cassava and Fabian), Toronto Operetta Theatre performer Fabian Arciniegas and Ortega Tyrrell will be performing at the Baltimore Recreation Centre event. It takes place between 7 and 12 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 905 375-7047.

"Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club is a non-profit, incorporated organization established in 2014, and is a much-needed bridge between Northumberland's rapidly growing Latin American communities and other groups in our multicultural landscape," the release also states.

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