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Experience Puerto Rico's Exciting Lelolai Festival Program - Program Introduces Visitors To Typical Puerto Rican Music And Dance

16 August 2004
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NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: As a popular series of musical productions for visitors to experience Puerto Rican culture, the LeLoLai Festival Program grants complimentary access to spectacular concerts and shows that feature Puerto Rico's unique culture.

HISTORY: The Puerto Rico Tourism Company developed the LeLoLai Festival more than 25 years ago to introduce and expose visitors to a variety of Puerto Rican music and dance, both important elements of the vibrant Puerto Rican culture. To this day, the LeLoLai festival consists of four weekly shows that are offered year round for visitors to enjoy.

SCHEDULE: Popular and folkloric music and dance shows take place four nights a week.





Tuesday 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. "Areyto" National Folkloric Ballet Show: Happiness, Rhythm, and Color San Cristobal Fort, Old San Juan
Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Show of native rhythms featuring Folkloric Group "Bellos Atardeceres" Mayaguez Resort & Casino, Rd. 104, km. 0.3
Saturday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. "Ponce Nights" featuring Rumba Brava and Sabor Latino Ponce Hilton Hotel 1150 Caribe Avenue, Ponce
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. "Festidanza Puertorriquena" featuring Grupo Guateque Inter.-Continental San Juan Hotel, Isla Verde

ORIGINS: The word LeLoLai is an onomatopoeic phrase that mimics the sounds of the strings of the guitar and the "cuatro," a smaller, native variation of the guitar. It is often sung during the chorus of typical folk songs, dating back to the days when Puerto Rico was under Spanish rule.

SPONSORS: Mayaguez Resort & Casino Hotel, Ponce Hilton Hotel, Inter-Continental San Juan Hotel and National Park Services.

Visitors can obtain more information about the LeLoLai Festival by calling 787-721-4660 or 787-723-0692.

For additional information call toll free (800) 866-7827 or contact the Puerto Rico Tourism Company in New York, 666 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10103, (212) 586-6262 or (800) 223-6530; in Miami, 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 101, Coral Gables, FL 33134, (305) 445-9112 or (800) 815-7391; in Los Angeles, 3575 W. Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 405, Los Angeles, CA 90068, (323) 874-5991 or (800) 874-1230; in Canada, (416) 368-2680; or visit the Puerto Rico Tourism Company's website at

About PRTC: The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), created in 1970, is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting and regulating the development of the tourism industry. It markets Puerto Rico as a tourism destination through advertising, public relations and promotional activities; promotes tourism among local residents; provides visitor orientation and technical assistance to investors; evaluates tourism facilities and establishes standards of quality; and regulates and oversees gaming operations. PRTC has offices and representatives in the U.S. mainland, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

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CONTACT: Brad Fennessy or Sara Garibaldi, both of Edelman PublicRelations, 1-888-331-8844, or, for The Puerto RicoTourism Company

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