Honored and happy were the sentiments running through Cabas‘s mind after he performed yesterday at the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. The Colombian singer/songwriter was the only Hispanic musician invited to the event, and also had the honor of being introduced by Presdient George W. Bush.
“It’s a great moment for me,” said teh 32-year-old singer. “I’m so proud to represent Colombia during Hispanic Heritage month; It’s incredible.”
The singer entertained the audience with his songs “Mi bombón”, “Bonita” and “Colombia eterna querida”. He was initially only supposed to sing two songs, but President Bush himself asked the musician to sing another “because he saw that everyone was having a good time, and he wanted to appease the audience.”
One thing the singer does want to make clear is that his performance has nothing to do with his politics: “Really, we were just representing our culture. We weren’t singing for Bush, but were jut merely invited for the event…to celebrate our heritage.