Stars of El Salvador
José Antonio Cortéz
Born in San Vicente , former NFL player played for the Indianapolis Colts during the 2005 season. Jose has played for several NFL teams such as the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins as well as with NMF Europe for a while. José is now retired from the NFL and enjoys a quite life in Oregon.
Allison was a contestant in the singing competition American Idol season 8 and came in 4th place. She was born in California to immigrant parents from El Salvador.Before her big break on American Idol, she had already won other singing competitions such as Telemundo’s Quinceañera on which she sung in both English and Spanish. She became an overnight sensation and one of the most famous people in El Salvador.
Popular El Salvadorian Dances
The Dance of the Chapetones
This dance is executed in the town of Panchimalco. Twelve gentlemen dressed in tuxedos and in shoes appear. A lady dressed in white that represents the Queen and wears a headband on her head accompanies them. The dance imitates Spaniard manners and ridicules them with ceremonious and languid movements to the music of a delicate waltz.