The Atlanta Hawks today announced plans to celebrate their ‘Hispanic Heritage Night presented by CareSource’ on Tuesday, March 28 when the team hosts Cleveland at State Farm Arena. The night will celebrate the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans through various in-game elements, music, dance, food, and an exciting night of Hawks basketball. Hip-Hop singer-songwriter sister duo and Latin artists Nina Sky will perform at halftime. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and fans can join in the celebration by securing a ticket at Hawks.com/tickets.
As part of a more significant celebration of the culture, the Hawks will unveil artwork depicting Harry the Hawk as an Alebrije on various promotional items to build excitement leading up to Hispanic Heritage Night. Created by artist, activist, and public speaker Yehimi Cambrón, the ‘Harry the Hawk Alebrije’ is representative of the popular Mexican folk-art sculptures of fantastical and mythical creatures.
“I am proud to create something so emblematically Mexican for Hawks’ Hispanic Heritage Night,” said Yehimi Cambrón. “This project is an exciting opportunity to capture Harry the Hawk’s fierce attitude while honoring my Mexican roots. I hope my artwork allows the Hawks’ Latinx fanbase to feel welcomed and embraced.”
As part of the evening’s entertainment, fans will enjoy a music and dance performance by Dominican and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter sibling duo Nina Sky. In 2004, Nina Sky blazed the music scene with their unique sound – a fusion of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and reggaeton. Their infectious debut song “Move Ya Body” and follow-up tracks “Turning Me On” and “Oye Mi Canto” propelled the group to Billboard chart success and collaborations with Grammy Award-winning artists and producers including Bruno Mars, Diplo, Major Lazer, Rick Ross, Betty Wright, Aventura, Sean Paul, and Salaam Remi. Recently, the group was enlisted by London-based producer TroyBoi for his 2015 smash hit “Afterhours,” which has 11.8 million plays on SoundCloud and over 7 million views on YouTube. With an array of musical projects under their belt, the twins reconnected with their fans on a massive level with their 2016 single “Champion Lover” via Tommy Boy Records. The group continues to record new music, tour worldwide, perform live and DJing, and host a radio show on Apple Music Beats 1.
“We’ve been performing around the world endlessly since we were teenagers and it has not only opened our eyes culturally but has inspired our music over the years,” says Nina Sky. “It’s an amazing feeling for us to still live out our dreams while staying true to our Hispanic roots. We’re beyond excited to perform during the Hawks’ Hispanic Heritage Night and in front of our supportive fans who have shown us love throughout the years.”
On the court floor and through social recognition, the Hawks and CareSource will recognize Hawks and State Farm Arena employees who are a part of the Hispanic and Latin communities.
Food selections will be offered throughout the arena, including a curated Latin American menu located in the club areas and premium spaces. Food choices include lamb shoulder barbacoa, whole roasted suckling pig with salsas, grilled corn with fresh lime and jalapeno salsa, and more. Along the concourse, a tacos and nachos stand will be located outside of Section 102 and a tacos, nachos, and burritos stand will be located outside of Section 114.
The Hawks’ Hispanic Heritage Night presented by CareSource is part of the league’s 17thannual Noches Éne•Bé•A (eh-nay-bay-ah) Latin Nights program. The program includes celebratory warmup shirts and merchandise, team community activities, and in-arena elements at select games throughout the month of March.
Fans interested in ticket packages, which include one (1) ticket to the game and a $10 food-and-beverage credit, to ‘Hispanic Heritage Night presented by CareSource’ on Tuesday, March 28 should visit Hawks.com/promotions.