Wednesday, June 30, 2010

116th st Festival NYC 2010 - En La Escena

116th st Festival NYC 2010 - En La Escena

Ameena Dove, hangsout at the 116th Street Festival in NYC with Urban Latino Radio. Tastes the local cuisine, listens to traditional PR music and takes in the atmosphere.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World Cup 2010 A vs M - En La Escena

World Cup 2010 A vs M - En La Escena

Paola reports from a local spot in Astoria Queens for the World Cup Match between Argentina and Mexico.

World Cup 2010 A vs M - En La Escena

World Cup 2010 Blog - En La Escena

Mexico VS Argentina - by Paola Cancellieri
En La Escena went to "Studio Square" the new beer garden located in Astoria Queens. Also known as "S2" to cover the game of Mexico vs Argentina.

The garden of S2 was packed with fans of both teams and the energy was amazing!!! The sound of drums & bubuselas was present as well. I have been watching the World Cup games from home....but to go out to a bar & be next to others rooting for your team as well, cant be beat! Flags of Mexico & Argentina all over the place, people with flags painted on their face and arms (I was one of them) it was just great to be there!

But then my smile went away!!! Argentina scored their 1st Gol. A goal that should of been taken away...but I'm not getting into that right now. The Argentinian fans went wild and what was a mixed crowd... separated in a flash!

Mexican fans never gave up hope...they would sing "yes we can" but in Spanish. Then came other two gols! Argentinian fans then sang "No you cant" At this point I was like "we need to score at least one" we cant leave with a clean slate here!!!

Then it came...our one and only gol! S2 trembled! Mexican crowd went wild! The rivalry of Mexico & Argentina can only be compare to the rivalry of Yankees vs Red Sox's, that should give you an idea! So not to leave with a clean slate was crucial at this point!
The game ended, and the cheers just burst from both sides. Ones cheered for their win, while others cheered for pride! Because on these games that's what it all comes down to 'National Pride" win or loose we have to stick to out team! It was great to be live with the public enjoying the game, their love to us ELE is what makes it very rewarding. I love being close to people, thank you for your constant support. ~ Paola Cancellieri

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

21st Annual Tropical Night at South Street Seaport

En La Escena was at the 2010 Annual Tropical Night at South Street Seaport with an All-Star Tribute to legendary Latin Music Promoter Ralph Mercado. The evening was full of salsa music the amazing Salseros Ray Sepulveda, Hector Tricoche, Michael Stuart and more. This year was also the "Bailando con Sabor" Dance Contest Sponsored by Ronald McDonald. ELE interviewed the winning couple who are best friends and have been dancing for 10 years winners of the grand prize of $500 dollars. Debbie Mercado was also present along with the entire Mercado family and received a recognition from El Diario Newspaper in rememberance of her father the entrepreneur Ralph Mercado. The Festival was not only filled with the Salsa Performances and the Mercado Family but we also had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Hector Maisonave. Hector has been in the industry as a promoter/manager for over 60 years. He is 88 years old and attended the Annual Tropical Night in remembrance of his bestfriend Ralph Mercado. Mr. Maisonave this year received the Legendary Award and PBS did a documentary on his life. ELE had a wonderful time at the festival and enjoyed the great Salsa Music that all these long time Salseros performed. En La Escena congratulates the Mercado Family for continuing to keep the legacy alive.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Top Ten - En La Escena

JI Starr from La Mega and En La Escena presented the Top Ten of this week.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

People Espanol 2010 Part 2 - En La Escena

Continuation of People Espanol