Proving to be a connoisseur of Latin music including artists like Mala Rodríguez, Manu Chao and La Sonora Carruseles in his annual playlists, President Barack Obama also showcased and celebrated Latin culture music alongside superstars such as Juanes and Maná who performed during various occasions at the White House throughout his eight-year presidency, which will come to an end on Friday (Jan. 20).
From dancing “Amor a la mexicana” with Thalía to his epic Fiesta Latina with Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony, check out some of the most memorable performances given by Latinos either at the White House, the Annual Kennedy Center Honors, during Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations or any other presidential event.
2009: Aventura, “El Veneno” at Fiesta Latina
2009: Thalía, “Amor a la Mexicana” at Fiesta Latina
2009: Marc Anthony, “Valió la Pena” at Fiesta Latina
2009: Tito “El Bambino,” “El Amor” at Fiesta Latina
2009: José Feliciano, at “En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor” at Fiesta Latina
2009: Gloria Estefan, “Mi Tierra” at Fiesta Latina
2009: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “The Hamilton Mixtape” at the White House
2014: Romeo Santos, “José” at A Salute to the Troops at the White House
2016: Maná at Cinco de Mayo festivities
2016: Juanes at Kennedy Center Honors