It’s hard to believe but the time for the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is here once again! Celebrating 7 years of existence, the local festival draws the world’s best salsa, bachata, merengue and Latin dancers to compete, instruct and inspire.
As we’ve seen in past years, the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is broken up over several days beginning with a Thursday night pre-party celebration winding down to social dancing on Sunday night. The Festival will feature top salsa and bachata dance groups from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia as they perform during each night. During the days you can take advantage of the many workshops that focus on particular dance skills related to salsa and other Latin dances.
An added bonus this year is the 5th Year Sabor on the Bay Yacht party that is set to Launch on August 31st. That event will feature 3 hours of fun aboard a luxury yacht with live salsa bands and a Las Vegas style theme.
Whatever you choose to do on Labor Day Weekend, here in San Diego the Salsa and Latin dance choices are limitless!
See you all during the fun events of Labor Day Weekend 2013!
We are fortunate to see the Dominican perform live at Blue Agave Nightclub July 20th and I encourage all of you to support this great artist. For those of you new to him and his music here is a great clip of him in concert performing “Que Pasara Mañana”:
San Diego’s Dia de San Juan Salsa and Bachata Festival is coming up soon and with it a great opportunity to experience Puerto Rican culture here locally. The Dia de San Juan has its roots in the Catholic feast day of St. John, commemorating the birth of St. John the Baptist 6 months before Jesus’ birth (which is why it falls on June 24th.)
This year we are fortunate to have none other than Tito Puente Jr. performing live at the event. A Tribute to El Rey Tito Puente Featuring his son and Honoring the great Timbalero from the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra, Mr. Pat Rodriguez will be some of the highlights this year.
Presented by Tommy Rosas’ Latin Flavor Productions, the event will be hosted by Chris Springer of Jazz 88.3 fame. There will be a salsa and bachata emphasis with 2 stages of great music for all those interested in celebrating the holiday.
This weekend you all have the opportunity to meet the man in the documentary as he performs live in concert! Joan Soriano is performing live at Club Caribe along with Grupo Completo. If you are new to his music you can get a short glimpse of his work in this video:
The San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is coming up again in September and I thought I’d remind people about the great performances that are in store for them when they attend. This video below is a great performance by Sergio and Alejandra from Alma Latina Dance company at last years event:
The San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group is also a great way to meet other like minded dancers who share your passion for music and dance. It gives people an opportunity to find friends in the scene and keep connected with the growing dance population.
Sign up for the group is FREE so what are you waiting for? Join today!