Salsa in the news – April 2018




Out with the new, in with the old

BENGALURU: Age played no role when they went biking all over India, scaled the deadly Annapurna peak, went deep sea diving in Australia or swayed to Salsa music. One such senior citizen, Rajesh Hinduja, a 60-year-old, has been taking on seven to 10km trails for the last 20 years, every week.

Bryant Park Picnics Announces 2018 Summer Season

This season, Bryant Park Picnics hosts events with some of New York’s most renowned music, theater, and dance institutions. Carnegie Hall Citywide offers five free outdoor concerts with extraordinary classical, blues, Latin, gospel, and world music artists. 2018 also marks the five-year anniversary of …

Jazz ensemble and dance draws a crowd

The third annual Big Band Ballroom Bash filled Costello Gymnasium on Friday, April 6 as a trifecta between Student Activities, the Athletics Department and the USM School of Music. Christopher Oberholtzer, Director of Jazz Studies at USM, conducted the Portland Jazz Orchestra (PJO) and the USM …

Salsa Loca club prepares for its biggest event of the year

Walking through the University Union on a Wednesday night makes it almost inevitable you will be drawn in by the loud, upbeat, Latin music. People stop by and peek their head in to see what is going on. At the door, people immediately encounter eager Salsa Loca officers with big smiles on their faces …

Rhythm of ‘On Your Feet’ Is Gonna Get You

Cuba Libre is a rum bar and restaurant in Old City known for its lively atmosphere and salsa dancing, but that’s not what Devon Goffman refers to when he talks about his love for “Cuba Libre.” Instead, it’s one of his favorite songs — though he loves them all — in On Your Feet, the musical following the …

Spice up your Wednesdays with Noche Tropical Latin Night at Seville Quarter

Noche Tropical Latin Night is bringing a little Caribbean charisma to Seville Quarter, encouraging everyone from wallflowers to show-offs to hit the dance floor. The Wednesday night fun begins with salsa lessons and ends with Flavor Time — a fusion of tropical music, reggaetón, Latin pop and Latin …

‘On Your Feet!’: A sizzling celebration of Latin-American music and dance

With a live onstage band that fades in and out of view, vibrant musicality drives the show, which sets the tone for the masterful choreography of Sergio Trujillo. Christie Prades, whose striking resemblance to Gloria Estefan makes her ideal for the role, thrills with exceptional dancing and command of the …
“We saw a great opportunity to really mix that Latin culture with great food, great music,” Hormaza said. Big names are set to hit the stage Sunday like Gente De Zona, Grupo Niche, Michael Stuart, and Charlie Cruz. Dozens of tents will be filled with foods from all over Latin America. “There will be food …

Salsa judges salsa at festival

The American G.I. Forum is hosting an inaugural salsa tasting and salsa dancing event titled Salsa Con Salsa. On Saturday, May 12, the community is invited to Visalia’s Recreation Park to enjoy a salsa making, salsa tasting, and salsa dancing event. Salsa will be made on-site and the public is invited to …

Sponsors, volunteers sought for Oxnard Salsa Festival

Sponsorship applications are being accepted for the 25th annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. Oxnard festivals: Sherman Oaks artist wins California Strawberry Festival poster contest in Oxnard. The festival attracts more than 40,000 attendees who love all things salsadance, music and food. The event will …

International Dance Month: 8 Health Benefits of Dancing

If you`re anything but Brazilian, the word Tango will be music to your ears. It symbolizes passion, energy, and sex-appeal – and it can also do well against Parkinson’s disease (PD). Many studies have found that Latin dancing has many health benefits for older people yet it was new to discover that …

Benefit for Solar Power in Puerto Rico

And the evening will conclude with music from Trio ENKA, and some salsadancing performance and instruction. [Sound of salsa dance instruction]. The “donate what you can” concert is sponsored by eight local organizations and is 7-9 p.m. Friday at Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg.

Grossmont College hosts ‘Salsa under the Stars’

Grossmont College’s student fundraiser “Salsa under the Stars,” held on April 13, featuring Manny Cepeda and his Orchestra Classic Salsa Band, offered up the basics of dancing the salsa, a concert listening to Cepeda’s own musical creations and more, all under the stars. “I’m going to strut my stuff,” …



The wonderful moment a grandmother with dementia gets up and dances with her daughter

“Before she had dementia she was always the first person on the dance floor and the last person to leave,” said Chrissy, who posted a video of the pair dancing together on Facebook. “So when we put on the salsa music she sprang back into life. We danced together all afternoon and she had a smile on …

Britain’s Got Talent 2018: five must-see auditions for episode two from a dancer who survived the …

The same-sex dancers wowed the judges with their salsa routine, set to traditional music for the genre that certainly got Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon bopping in their seats. Even Simon Cowell was tapping along…we saw you Cowell! The joy spread to the wings where Ant McPartlin and Declan …

Dancing with the Stars’ Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold Are Tackling That Height …

I enjoyed dancing in high school. My ballroom dancing, the only thing I’ve ever done has been some Latin. Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, that type of thing. My dad was a musician, and he used to play Latin music. I learned that kind of dancing and also some of the dances from the Caribbean. My family’s …

Timbalú delivers the Salsa we need

They were like, “this is cool, this is groovy, but we need it to dance it faster so you need to pick up the pace.” That’s the Boogaloo. And Timba is a kind of music that folks play in Cuba. What some people in Cuba would say is “we don’t really play salsa, we play timba, which is different”. It kinda sounds …

Mikata! Salsa & Latin Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Diversity & Community Through Music

Mikata has been delighting audiences around the USA, in Canada and abroad for over 30 years, celebrating diversity and community through music and dance. As a recipient of the New Haven Arts Council Award for “outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the community” and the HPN Latin Music …

In the CalArts world of music, salsa is a popular draw for students

Percussionist Alex Shaw co-directs the drum ensemble. He’s a second year MFA student in the World Percussion program and producer of the World Music and Dance Festival. He says this year’s event includes the addition of a second Latin percussion stage: “There are more Latino students on campus …

Nelson’s new Latin band Los Galanes flip the script with their fantastico sound

“It’s a different type of music that no one plays in Nelson-Tasman but there are a lot of Latin dancing groups that like that kind of music and we’re targeting those groups and also weddings and special occasions.” Perez said although they mostly played cover songs, they had produced one original song …

Salsa Fusion grooves their way through third annual Aggie Latin Fest

In addition to Salsa Fusion dance routines, the Aggie Latin Fest featured live mariachi music and the opportunity to share the dance floor after scheduled performances ended. One scheduled performance was by Salsa Fusion’s all-girls’ team, Flare, under the direction of Jocelyn Garrido, food science …

Fiesta de Mayo at La Roca Club!

Salsa Dance Lesson! Latino Music & Current Favorites All Night! Taco bar with all the fixings. Cash bar with beer, margarita and martini specials. $13 entry. La Roca Club caters to anyone wanting to learn the art of Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dancing. From the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Jive to the …

Schmidt’s Commons Announces The Return Of Free First Friday Salsa Nights

First Friday Salsa Nights start with free salsa dance lessons between 7:00pm and 7:30pm, followed by salsa dancing from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The season kick-off will feature this month’s live band, Elvis Bonilla y su Orquesta. Food and drinks will be available from Revolution Taco food truck, plus …

Mirai Nagasu performed a ‘spicy’ salsa on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,’ but did she ‘attack’ it …

Carrie Ann Inaba: “You’re a boss out there. You owned that dance in so many ways. But we only have four weeks of competition. Everything matters, so I’m going to give you constructive criticism. Watch your head-bopping because you’re indicating the music way too much. You don’t need to do that.

Who’s left on Dancing with the Stars after the season 26 premiere?

The all-athletes season of DWTS kicked off last night with some serious dance movies. … Before we get into who’s left on Dancing with the Stars, a brief rundown of the couples, their chosen dance and music, as well as the scores judges gave … Salsa, “Mr. Put It Down” by Ricky Martin featuring Pitbull

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