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Art & Culture – PerSunality

Art & Culture

TRICOLOR at Take Back Our Yard (TBOY) Festival

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TRICOLOR band felt the Joy To Interact with the African American community at the TBOY festival 2019 in an effort to revive the Gainsboro district in Roanoke VA. Latinos and African Americans are working together to build community and promote more Inclusion and diversity !

JOI Neuron at the Gauntlet

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Our team of Innovators PERSUNALITY presented JOI Neuron at the Gauntlet ( Virginia’s Largest Business Competition ) . JOI Neuron is an strategy of Substance Abuse prevention based on Neuroscience education with a focus on children. JOI Neuron will involve a live game and workshops, board games, video games, books, toys and much more ! . Our team of engineers, doctors, educators and artists will create forever- lasting memories to empower children to build their strength and to avoid risky behaviors in the future .

International Women’s Month at Roanoke College

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Carolina performed at Roanoke College alongside her friend, local musician Jose A. Mendoza from Honduras during a poetry recital organized by the department of modern languages lead by professors Jose Banuelos PhD and Alba Arias PhD. It was a wonderful cultural event where the students represented in a magnificent way different stories of women throughout poems, theater and songs in celebration of the International Women’s Month. March 2019

Roanoke Latino Festival aims to share culture of Hispanic and Latino community

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Carolina Smales (Latino Festival Art& Culture Director) joins Yolanda Puyana (Founder of HACIENDA) to talk about the Latino Festival 2017 at channel WBDJ7

For more than a decade, huge crowds of people have gathered at Elmwood Park to celebrate Hispanic heritage at the Roanoke Latino Festival with music, food, dancing, and more.

“It’s always been the opportunity that we the Latino community have to celebrate our heritage,”said Organizer Carolina Smales.

Carolina Smales is the art and culture director for non-profit group Hacienda, who organizes the event each year. She says they want to not only celebrate their culture but also share it.


Culture Writing at Colors VA Magazine

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Several Culture writers from PERSUNALITY contribute to the Latin Corner of the Colors VA magazine. Check out this article “Holding on to my heritage” by Carolina Smales, describing her journey as an immigrant while celebrating her Hispanic roots


Carolina Smales announces the 27th Local Colors Festival in WDJ7 and shares about the Venezuelan’s traditional dance of “Joropo”

Carolina Smales from PERSUNALITY joins Gregory Cooper from Colors VA to share about the Latin American Culture and to Introduce the JOI- Hispanic Culture Competition 2018 at the segment of Living Local in WXFR



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Performers from Venezuela who often invite talented dancers and musicians to share cultural insights with songs in Spanish and English.

TRICOLOR from the Roanoke

Latino Festival 2016

Virginia Humanities supports the Local Colors Festival 2017

with the participation of TRICOLOR

TRICOLOR performs ‘Alma Llanera’

at the Festival Latino New River Valley Virginia USA 2018