Calle Ocho Live Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with National 8K Virtual Run and #BestMomentosCalleOcho Video Series
MIAMI, FL – October 12, 2020 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and to promote its October month-long Calle Ocho Live Virtual 8K Run, organizers of last week’s Calle Ocho Live announced a video series that will showcase top highlights from the virtual fest.
Dubbed #BestMomentosCalleOcho, the video series commences today and will last through October 31st, the last day to participate in the 8K run that is raising funds for the Kiwanis of Little Havana. The video series will feature top musical performances, the Heineken dance competition, Latin recipes, and mixology.
Calle Ocho Live was created to fill a major fundraising gap for the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation that annually serves more than 10,000 disadvantaged families through the music festival. Donations are being accepted through the end of October, $8 at a time online at www.CalleOchoLive.com and as part of the continuation of the festival, supporters can creatively donate and get a beautiful t-shirt by participating in the, which is in partnership with TeamFootworks.
Among the #BestMomentosCalleOcho videos that will be featured are:
— A magical virtual duet featuring Ivy Queen, the Queen of Reggaeton, and Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa singing Celia’s No. 1 lifetime hit, “La Vida Es Un Carnaval”.
— A second virtual duet featuring the late Tito Puente and Tito Puente, Jr. The Puentes performed Tito, Sr’s top lifetime hit, “Oye Como Va” with a full band and dancers.
— The show’s memorable opening comedy skit featured Jenny Lorenzo’s Abuela character. In the skit, Abuela thinks this year’s Calle Ocho is in person until her family intervenes and shows her how to view Calle Ocho Live virtually, online.
— Tito’s Vodka recipes for Mo’Tito, Tito’rita, and El Burrito. A segment featuring Maria Marin making an authentic cup of Cuban coffee with Cafe Bustelo. Milk-related recipes from the Florida Dairy Farmers.
Co-produced by the Kiwanis of Little Havana, RetroPop Media and Atlantino, the show’s other strategic partners also included Cerro Group, Dustelli Music, The 360 Group, MiamiTalents, and the Celia Cruz Foundation.
The Facts Behind the Cause
The Kiwanis of Little Havana is an affiliate of Kiwanis International, a worldwide non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to serving children in their communities. Founded in 1975, the Little Havana Chapter is known for using advanced fundraising initiatives, such as Carnaval Miami and its flagship event, Calle Ocho Music Festival.
Through the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation, the organization impacts thousands of underserved families annually, with youth development programs including holiday giving, college scholarships, back to school assistance, emergency financial assistance, and more.
Monies raised through Calle Ocho Live will be used by the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation to assist diverse families in South Florida with college scholarships, back to school assistance, holiday gifts, emergency financial assistance, and other support during the Covid-19 crisis.