Brussels: In its first participation in Barrio Latino ( Latino neighbourhood or quarter in Spanish), a Latin American food and cultural festival, the Tibetan community took the centre stage. Organised indoors in the port area of Antwerp by Ms Adalys and Ms Karina, the Tibetan community in Belgium showcased Tibetan food and cultural items. The Tibetan public was evident in its high number in the crowd at the Saturday November 6 event.
As a special guest Representative Tashi Phuntsok visited the festival in the evening. He was greeted by Ms Adalys and Mr Palden, Tibetan community President at the gate of the huge warehouse-like hall turned into an indoor food and dance festival venue with a big section for children to play and rollick. Under neon lights and colourful buntings hanging unto the ceiling and with a huge Tibetan flag dangling in the middle, a large section of the crowd was dancing a Latino item on the floor next to the stage.