A Virtual La Fiesta Pequeña

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Source: Old Spanish Days

Our reimagined La Fiesta Pequeña featured a mix of historic, pre-recorded and live performances. Thank you to the OSD Pequeña Committee and to KEYT for putting together an incredible show! Viva la Fiesta!

Special thanks to Mark Danielson and his team including Beth Farnsworth, CJ Ward, John Palminteri, Jeff Martin plus the entire crew from last night! 

Live presenters and performers were Beth Farnsworth and CJ Ward, Eduardo Villa, Spirit of Fiesta Alena Velasco, El Presidente Erik Davis and Primera Dama Angelique Davis, Junior Spirit of Fiesta Alexandra Nocker, David Bolton OSD Secretario and Historian, Saint Barbara Teresa Kuskey Nowak, Irma Segura and Josue Hernandez.

Spirit of Fiesta Alena Velasco (Photo: Fritz Olenberger)

It will air again on KSBB (3.2) (COX, Comcast, Spectrum-Charter cable channel 13: NOW channel:

08/08/20
8pm - 930pm

08/09/20
8pm - 930pm

The full line up was:
HISTORICAL FOOTAGE OF FATHER VIRGIL CORDANO
JAMES YEE, BARBAREÑO BAND OF CHUMASH
FATHER DAN LACKEY & FATHER LARRY GOSSELIN, OLD MISSION SANTA BARARA
LIVE - EDUARDO VILLA
DANCE GROUP: GRUPO FOLKLORICO DE WEST LA - 2018
DANCE GROUP: SAHAGUN DANCE GROUP - 2017
DANCE GROUP: GARCIA DANCE STUDIO - 2017
JOHN PALMINTERI BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE SPIRITS
LIVE – SPIRIT OF FIESTA ALENA VELASCO
A LOOK ON NON PROFITS
DANCE GROUP: DANZA DE COTA - 2017
DANCE GROUP: LAS FIESTERAS – 2013
LIVE - EL PRESIDENTE ERIK DAVIS AND PRIMERA DAMA ANGELIQUE DAVIS
DANCE GROUP: BALLET FOLKLORICO BELL ARTS - 2015
DANCE GROUP: CRUZ DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT - 2016
DANCE GROUP: XOCHIPILLI DE SANTA BARBARA - 2017
ALEX CASTELLANOS, SEGUNDO VICE PRESIDENTE THANKS SPONSORS
LIVE JUNIOR SPIRIT OF FIESTA ALEXANDRA NOCKER
HISTORY OF FIESTA
HERB BARTHELS, El Presidente 1990
DIANA VANDERVOORT, OSD Director
DAVID BOLTON, OSD HISTORIAN & EL SECRETARIO
LIVE - SAINT BARBARA TERESA KUSKEY NOWAK
DANCE GROUP: ZERMEÑO DANCE ACADEMY - 2019
DANCE GROUP: GRUPO DE DANZA FOLKLORICA QUETZALCOATL - 2019
MAYOR CATHY MURILLO
LIVE - IRMA SEGURA
DANCE GROUP: CONTRA TIEMPO FLAMENCO 2019
DANCE GROUP: LINDA VEGA DANCE STUDIO 2017
DANCE GROUP: BALLET FOLKLORICO ALMA DE MEXICO 2019
LIVE - JOSUE HERNANDEZ
FINALE - VAMOS A BAILAR BY THE GYPSY KINGS

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helena Aug 08, 2020 05:05 PM
A Virtual La Fiesta Pequeña

So many wonderful Fiesta performance memories over the years...
A few personal favorites: Ryan Zermeño, Timo Nuñez Bellamy, and Juan Talavera having a fiery flamenco dance-off at Noches de Ronda; Timo and his sister Beatrice burning up the stage as a Noches de Ronda duo the year she was Sr Spirit; 5 female members of Grupo Folklórico de West LA performing a crowd-roaring, energetic 'N Sync number complete with paper face masks as a surprise departure from the usual Noches de Ronda fare; Father Virgil blushing--and almost at a loss for words--after a particularly steamy tango number at Noches de Ronda; and the unforgettable Ana Galindo mooning the crowd at the end of a Fiesta Pequeña.
While discussions about local historical oppression are warranted and overdue, may our community continue to celebrate together peacefully and joyfully every August for many generations to come.
¡Viva la Fiesta!

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