Las BomPleneras performs various songs at Festival LatiNU. Las BomPleneras is a female ensemble that performs the Puerto Rican music and dance genres of Bomba and Plena. Photo by Rosalie Chan / North by Northwestern
The co-young alumni chairs of the Latino Alumni of Northwestern University (LANU), Kellogg students Daniel Flores and Ely Velazquez, welcome attendants to the event. Photo by Natalie Escobar / North by Northwestern
Trays of various Latino foods, including pupusas, empanadas, platanos and guacamole, await guests. Photo by Natalie Escobar / North by Northwestern
Gingarte Capoeira Chicago performs at Festival LatiNU. Capoeira is an African-Brazilian martial art. The group performs capoeria and other African-Brazilian dances throughout the Chicago area. Photo by Rosalie Chan / North by Northwestern
Members of the Alianza executive board introduce themselves at the beginning of Festival LatiNU. Photo by Natalie Escobar / North by Northwestern
NBN was at Festival LatiNU on Oct. 25. Alianza, the Latino student interest group on campus, hosts the event each year in honor of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month. The event featured Latino cuisine, an open dance floor and performances from Mariachi Northwestern, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Northwestern, a live merengue band and Bomba and Plenera dancers. Check out some snapshots above.