Local Community Information
The Ecuadorian Community in Albany has been growing within the last couple of years; as a community we believe it is important for our kids to be exposed to our culture and learn to appreciate it. As an attempt to rescue our heritage and culture we formed an organization called “Mi Bello Ecuador” (My Beautiful Ecuador). We enjoy recreating different dances from different regions of Ecuador. We had the privilege to perform our folkloric dances at different schools in the Capital Region and cultural events. The Ecuadorian community is proud to promote our heritage, culture and faith with the community.
Contact person: Tina Palaguachi
FACEBOOK: Mi Bello Ecuador
Ecuador will be presenting a mix of three folk dances.
Slow roasted pork with hominy corn, served with cheese stuffed potato patties and onion and tomato salad. We will also have Ecuadorian sodas
(Ornado con Mote acompañado de llapingachos y curtido de cebolla. Bebidas Ecuatorianas).
MISS FESTIVAL CANDIDATE
Miss Jennifer Alexandra Uzhca
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Beautiful handcraft jewelry and a variety of other ethnic arts and crafts.