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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Latin Rhythms, American Hits; Oct. 9 at 7 pm

Anyone who has met Eileen Torres knows that she is passionate about music, specifically Latin music.  The Lorain Historical Society is pleased to have Eileen share her passion with us as she plays  video clips of beautiful Latin rhythms that have found their way into mainstream American music.  Many identifiable “American” hits were actually composed and sung by Latin Americans. Good music appeals to all even if the lyrics change entirely. Songs like the Dinah Washington hit, “What a Difference a Day Makes” is actually “Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado”, Englebert Humperdink’s “Love Me with All Your Heart” is really “Cuando Calienta el Sol, and" It’s Impossible" is “Somos Novios.” These are just a few examples of Latin melodies adapted for an American audience. Video footage of many performers illustrate the easy cross over to please both audiences.

This program is presented in conjunction with Mexican Mutual Society and is part of its Cultural Series leading to its 90th Anniversary celebration on October 13, 2018.

“Latin Rhythms, American Hits” is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Carnegie Center, located at 329 W. 10th St. in Lorain. Register for one or more Hispanic Heritage events by calling (440) 245-2563 or send an e-mail to