The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted its annual celebration of Latin American culture on Saturday evening.
The annual event has been held in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, in years past, but due to COVID-19 restrictions the event can only be viewed via broadcast for a second year in a row.
The 50-minute cultural celebration known as Luz de las Naciones (“Light of the Nations”) featured a cast of hundreds of volunteers who performed songs, dances and narratives reflecting traditional clothing and cultures from countries throughout Latin America. Participants represented Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, México, Puerto Rico and other countries in Central America.
The evening was filled with traditional Latin American music, colorful clothing and the addition of contemporary-style dance.
The program’s theme, “A Light for Everyone,” focused on finding joy and hope in times of trial and difficulty.
One of the musical number coordinators, Dulce Benjamin, said, “We wanted to share the feeling of Luz de las Naciones, that we can still shine no matter what, that nothing is going to stop us.”
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To watch the entire performance, click on the video below: