Today is the day that President Barack Obama gets inaugurated into his second term as President of the United States, and it’s also an important day for Latinos. A group of varied influential and talented Latinos were invited to attend the important event in Washington, D.C. — either to speak and inspire, or perform and entertain. Meet the Latinos who will be in attendance below:
Vice President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his wife Jill Biden holds the family bible and other family members look on at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, Sunday, January 20, 2013. (AP Photos/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)
3. 12:26pm Richard Blanco, an acclaimed Cuban-American poet, will serve as Inaugural Poet at President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony. Blanco will be the youngest, as well as the first Latino and gay poet, to write and recite a poem at a U.S presidential inauguration ceremony.
5. Seguro Que Si, from Kissimmee, Florida, is 10-piece salsa band made up of teenage musicians from Osceola County School for the Arts. After forming just over a year ago, they will be performing at the inaugural parade concentrating on a strong horn and percussion section.
6. Ballet Folklorico de la Raza, a group of 12 young women and men — ages six to 32 years old– led by Connie Benavidez, from Southern Colorado, will be performing in the inaugural parade.
7. Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas will be performing in the inaugural parade.
9. Comparza Morlense from Las Vegas, Nevada will be performing in the inaugural parade.