Talento Bilingüe de Houston headquarters on Jensen Drive pulsated with Amazon rhythms and a festival beat as boldly costumed dancers wowed a black-tie crowd at the Carnaval de Etiquetafundraiser.
Theater performances by Ballet de Barranquilla de Houston and Ballet Garifuna were followed by more dancing in break-out rooms where dinner was served and where the Brazilian Arts Foundation joined the entertainment lineup.
The colorful evening of music and dance was inspired by Talento Bilingüe’s calendar season.
The evening honored Mayor Bill White with the Humanitarian Award, Carlos de Aldecoa Bueno of Maximus Coffee Group which received the Corporate Leadership Award and the Port of Houston’s Gilda Ramirez, who received the Corporate Executive Award.
Leading the cultural arts organization to a successful evening were gala chair Frances Castañeda Dyess, co-chairs SheriffAdrian Garcia and City Councilman James Rodriguez and honorary chair City Councilman Edward Gonzalez.
The turnout included Yolanda Black Navarro,Helen Cavazos,David Corpus,Aimee and Roy Marsh,Maria and Mauricio Echeverry,Kristin Eger and Gabriela Baeza Ventura.