Saturday, Oct 12, 2-3 PM

Los Sueños de los Isleños (The Dream of the Canary Islanders)

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve French Quarter Visitor Center

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage MonthLos Sueños de los Isleños (The Dream of the Canary Islanders) - Follow the journey of the Isleños, immigrants who came to North America in 1778 from the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. In full traditional Canary Islands dress, author and musician Johnette Downing presents a talk about the Isleños' settlement of four colonies when Spain ruled Louisiana, their role in the American Revolutionary War, and her voyage to the Canary Islands to learn about her ancestors; she also shares the music of the timple, the traditional five-stringed Canarian instrument. Free. 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, French Quarter Visitor Center 419 Decatur St, New Orleans