Saturday, May 5, 2012

Alazán de Huetamo Headlines Cinco de Mayo Celebration At Chavez Drive In Milwaukee

Photos: HNG

Two day Cinco de Mayo held on Chavez Drive.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 5, 2012

Milwaukee - On Saturday, Carlos Alberto Rios-Maldonado, best known as El Alazán de Huetamo and his show of horses made a special presentation at the first annual Cinco de Mayo local festival at the Club International parking lot on S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive. El Alazán began his career in 1999 as a song writer, singer and showcases his horses during his singing performances at shows and festivals in both Mexico and the U.S. He is originally from Michoacan, Mexico, but on Facebook he added Chicago as the city where he currently lives.
El Alazán has recorded at least six CD's in his career.
Hundreds of people attended the two day outdoor festival at the 900 block of S. Chavez Drive, despite 50 degree weather on both days.
The entrance to the festival had no cover, several groups and bands performed during the outdoor event. Mexican food, crafts and beer was also available at the event.
The Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to recognize the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla in Mexico. A poorly equiped army of Mexican peasants defeated the mighty French army, which wanted to form an independent French empire in Mexico.
Today, the Cinco de Mayo day celebrations have become more commercialized in the U.S. and adds to the contemporary  recognition of the Mexican-American culture, its roots and traditional foods, music and dances.

El Alazán de Huetamo mounted on one of his trained horses.

Photo: HNG

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