Dulles International and Reagan National Airports Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Celebration features Latin American dance, musical performances and concessionaire profiles.


Dulles International and Reagan National Airports will host a series of musical performances in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Passengers traveling through the airport terminals will be treated to music and dance that reflects the diverse culture of the Hispanic people. 

Schedule of Performances

Dulles International | 12:00 - 2 p.m. on Ticketing (upper) level | Reagan National | Opposite Il Viaggio restaurant in National Hall

Trifilio Tango Trio

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 12-2 p.m. at IAD

Thursday, Sept. 20, 12-2 p.m. at DCA

Thursday, Oct. 11, 12-2 p.m. at DCA

Friday, Oct. 12, 12-2 p.m. at IAD

An international project, the Trifilio Tango Trio presents virtuosic performances of original tango music. Led by Argentinian Emmanuel Trifilio (composition, bandoneon) and Devree Lewis (arrangements, cello), the trio celebrates the tango classics while creating new repertoire for today's audiences. Formed in 2015, they have performed with members of the National Symphony Orchestra and in 2017, directed the first youth tango orchestra program of Washington, D.C. Recent appearances have been in Havana, Cuba, Houston, Miami, Denver, San Francisco, New York, Richmond, and Baltimore. From their weekly shows in D.C.'s small venues to their formal concerts in Buenos Aires, they present an intimate experience from any stage.


Wednesday, Sept. 26, 12-2 p.m. at IAD

Thursday, Sept. 27, 12-2 p.m. at DCA

Papalca USA, is the largest and best-known Peruvian Arts, Music and Dance organization in the DC Metro Area. Papalca USA proudly participates in national and international competitions, giving its students the possibility to immerse themselves in a cultural experience that will help them grow. Papalca has performed at some of the best-known venues in Washington DC., including the American Indian Museum, the Embassy of Peru, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Organization of American States.

Canto Sur

Thursday, Oct. 4, 12-2 p.m. at IAD

Friday, Oct. 5, 12-2 p.m. at DCA

Canto Sur features Latin American music performed by Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza.  Esquivel is a versatile Latin American vocalist that has learned to capture the essence of several musical genres, specializing in Brazilian music, American Jazz and South American folk music (tango, folklore). She sings in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Cortaza is a highly talented musician who specializes in Brazilian, Latin jazz and South America folklore, in both nylon and electric jazz guitar. He performs, composes and arranges Latin American folk music.

Performances will be streamed on Facebook Live: Reagan National | Dulles International
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Concessionaire/Contractor Profiles

We are featuring profiles of our leading Hispanic concessionaires to help celebrate the month. Check here every week for updated profiles. 

Peter Amaro

Maria Sirica
Maria Sirica​

Tobar Construction
Tobar Construction