Spanish students enjoy concert
Nearly forty students attended a Spanish concert located at the 12th Street Auditorium in Hays on Wednesday, March 6. The performer at the concert wasn't Justo Lamas, but rather a new young performer by the name of Ennio Emmanuel. Ennio is a very talented singer from Puerto Rico who is taking over Justo's tour for him this year.
The Justo Lamas Group Concert is an educational program with the primary objective of promoting the study of the Spanish language.
Justo Lamas Group has been working within the United States educational field since 1998. With its headquarters in Dallas, TX, it has brought its program to more than 1000 schools to stimulate, through music, the teaching of the Spanish language and positive values.
After 15 year of successful concerts, Justo Lamas Group brought Ennio, a new artist with new songs and same commitment to motivate Spanish students.
The Oberlin students who attended the concert all seemed to really enjoy it. Senior Dannay Rhein said, "Fue muy bueno,” which means, “it was very good.”
"It was fun,” said Ryan May. “He was very energetic and got involved with the crowd."
Oberlin Spanish teacher Carol Brown said that she wanted the students to attend the concert in order to listen to music in Spanish with other students who are learning the language. She also said that she hopes it will inspire them to learn more about Spanish culture and the language in general.
The concert was made up of different styles of music, the kind listened to by young people of Latin America and also folk and traditional music. Between each song, Ennio talked to the audience in simple Spanish, making them participate all throughout the concert.