Friday, May 25, 2012


An unprecedented special event featuring performances by three generations of GRAMMY® award winning Tropical music titans Luis Enrique, Oscar D’Leon and
El Gran Combo

The yearly worldwide Salsa celebration hits Los Angeles, set to break its own record of an astounding 3,000 attendees per evening and boasting an unprecedented headlining act that is sure to make history. Now on its 14th year, the Los Angeles Salsa Congress is the most anticipated international music festival, with a formidable lineup this year featuring three generations of GRAMMY® award-winning titans of Tropical music, dancers and veteran instructors and electrifying DJs providing music and entertainment from all over the globe.

Produced by the world’s premier producer of live salsa music and dance events, Albert Torres Productions, this traveling musical extravaganza has stops all over the world including Dubai, Canada and Japan. The week-long festivity in Los Angeles attracts over 20,000 Latin Music fans from all over the world and boasts talent from around the world including performances by top billing artists, interactive classes by the world’s top dance instructors and the best tropical music DJs from around the globe.  This year music aficionados are in for a special treat as the FANIA All-Stars label will be at a sponsorship booth area selling their incredible music collection throughout the festival.

The Los Angeles Salsa Congress kicked off last night with Sexteto New Swing who performed along with special guest Alfredo De La Fe, special appearance by Jenny Colón, and completing this great Salsa roundup, the talented and well known Johnny Polanco and his orchestra. The opening fiesta was held at the preferred tropical music venue in L.A., the world famous Conga Room.  

This weekend starting on Friday May 25th, 2012, Island Touch Dance Academy, directed by renowned dancers Ataca and La Alemana (with over 37 million hits on YouTube) bring you Bachata Room. The rest of the week will feature a four-day intensive Musician’s Seminar with individual and group class directed by three-time GRAMMY® winner Oscar Hernandez.

To top off the night on  Friday May 25, 2012, iconic GRAMMY® award winning Salsero Oscar D’ Leon “El Leon de la Salsa” (The Lion of Salsa) and his full orchestra will bring his star performance to Los Angeles; with an already sold-out VIP seating, the evening will be just a taste of what will follow.

Saturday May 26, 2012 brings yet another stellar night with two time GRAMMY award winning "El Principe de la Salsa” (The Prince of Salsa) Luis Enrique returning to Los Angeles after a two year absence.

Finally, to close this stellar celebration, on Sunday May 27, directly from New York for a night of GRAMMY® nominees and winners, hailing from Puerto Rico and celebrating their 50th musical anniversary, the incomparable Rafael Ithier and El Gran Combo will take the stage as the final act.

All evenings will run approximately until 4am.

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