Sociedad Jose Marti in Los Angeles celebrates 50th anniversary

La Charanga Cubana performed at the celebration

— Story and photos by Ricky Ricardo —

Sociedad Jose Marti in Hawthorne celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend. Their annual Cuban Festival was held from noon until 7:00 pm with entertainment for the whole family, raffle prizes, jumpers for kids, dancing, fun, delicious Cuban food – sandwiches, tamales, pastries, Cuban coffee – and of course, lot of music. Several vendors also sold apparel-t-shirts, hats, jewelry, and more.

DJ AudioGenics manned the ones and twos spinning an eclectic mix of the hottest Latin rhythms in rotation. La Charanga Cubana returned to play several energetic sets for the several hundred people in attendance.