6:30 p.m.,University of Florida
Phillips Center for Performing Arts
315 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32610

Get Ready For Another Amazing LATIN NIGHT!

The Gainesville Latino Film Festival partnership with UF Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 to bring to the Gainesville and Alachua County community an incredible Latin concert featuring Fulanito and Fat Joe. Plan on spending the afternoon and evening with us as live music sets the mood at the Phillips Center. Info: hispanicheritagemonth@gmail.com

Fulanito is a Dominican-American musical group that combines traditional merengue with other styles (specifically house, hip hop, and bachata among other genres). With over 5 million albums sold throughout the world, they were at one time the top selling act in Colombia, and were placed on other charts including those of Japan, Switzerland, United States, and Chile. Their name means “so-and-so” in Spanish . Members of Fulanito were formerly with popular groups such as 740 Boyz and 2 in a Room.

FAT JOE Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper. Fat Joe was born on August 19, 1970 in the South Bronx area of New York City, where he was raised by parents of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. His brother introduced him to rap music. As a teenager, he was highly influenced by fellow Latino rapper Big Pun. Fat Joe explained the rapper’s influence on him by saying “Latinos before us who had the opportunity to do it just didn’t know how to do it. They came in trying to do this black music, waving flags. [But] we’re trying to kick in the doors for other Latinos and represent our people, and it shows