LA SALSA FEST 2017 NEWS| 4

LIMITLESS | more of what is happening  & who is coming at LA SALSA FEST 2017

Let us introduce you to the Limitless world at the La Salsa Fest

 

 

They come from all over the world to inspire us and remind us that the impossible is possible . They have learned how to turn their physical or mental challenges in to a Powerful expression of their soul and love for life . They love Art and Music and surely they love to Dance . Meet the Limitless Performers

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Debbie Wang the founder to Limitless | an organization engaging in compassion and desire to make a difference in the life of those who may look at their life as a huge obstacle.  The Group created the bridge between pushing a wheel chair to thriving on stage dancing to the music.

Newest addition to the limitless group is a Dancer who last year performed at LA Salsa Fest with Rhythmic Fusion but this year will perform with Limitless in a wheel chair.

After he got in a car accident he lost the use of his legs.  During the process of his rehab he met Debbie Wang and has joined her group as  he would never quit dancing . Limitlessdance.org10321682_748410981878069_1058079997915089854_o.jpg

Albert Torres,  Beyond welcoming the Limitless Performing Group at the LA SALSA FEST, created a Division at the World Latin Dance Cup which is a perfect live stream platform for our various physical and mental challenged individuals to perform and express their vision to the world.

This year, some of the participants who experienced WORLD LATIN DANCE CUP will be joining us at LA SALSA FEST and will meet the Original Los Angeles LIMITLESS Group who Inspired the WLDC Division name.

 

Paloma & Deividi | fearless & limitless

They are coming from From Brazil

They were the pioneer at the world Latin Dance Cup in the the Limitless division. Paloma has down syndrome but also wisdom .

They are an inspiration and remind us that The Impossible is possible.

She has the soul of Stage Performer His dedication and skill as a dancer make the journey priceless as he bring out the Diva in her.

 

Yenifer | Solo but whole

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Yenifer Montiel is an Ibaguereña teenager who dreams of being a professional dancer.

A dream more complicated than for any girl of his age, because a congenital disease prevented the development of the femur of his right leg, which is why he should use a prosthesis.
Yenifer at eleven years old attends her first dance class in her neighborhood.

Her talent and will lead her to be a scholarship to enter the academy and start with her daily training. Since that day, according to its teachers, it does so with the same will, constancy and discipline that professionals do.

Becoming soon in one of the most outstanding dancers of his city.
Yenifer lives with her Mom and Sister in a vulnerable neighborhood of the capital Tolimense. Each year his family faces the difficult task of getting a new prosthesis for which there are never resources. Even so, Yenifer dances regardless of the physical problems that this activity can cause to your spine, hip and other muscles or joints of your body.
In the year 2015 Yenifer gets her first national title as best solo salsa dancer in the Professional Junior category. In the next year to come, as Yenifer grows older, as she will have to fight to get a better prosthesis so to pursue and develop as a professional dancer, able to travel the world and move her family forward.

 

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Shena is from New Zealand, she is sassy and happy . She decorates her well chair like nobody else to match her costume. She is traveling with her parents and lovely Young Salsa dancer . only Traveling 20 hours is more complicated and painful for her body than her mind always bubbling she may not be able to talk to you but her expression are saying way more than words could do .

_LDC0263.jpgShe is like a light bulb radiating as soon as she hears music and the bounding joy in the room . She is a Wise little woman who communicates her thoughts using a astonishing software which voices out what she writes in her head for us. One may think she is cage in a paralyzed body but all she sends out is  a Message of freedom with goes in pair with wisdom.

 

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LA SALSA FEST 2017 | NEWS | 3

Social Dancing at LA SALSA FEST  is known to be the longest Nights Dancing ever. From 9PM to 6PM where do you get that. Come and Dance to the various mix of Our Fabulous DJs – They will have quite exciting playlist , spinning and playing your favorite songs and surprising you with novelties and rare tracks you don’t know yet !

Salsa | Bachata | Zouk | Kizomba |  HipHop | House

This year at LA SALSA FEST in the Salsa Room and Pool Deck, We are happy to welcome again

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Super Dj Robby | The Head and Heart

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Long time friend of Albert Torres and AT Productions, Robert Rodriguez is our head DJ coordinator of LA SALSA FEST. He also  coordinates The dance Show Music playback.

Robert, was born in Havana Cuba with an high interest in music since his childhood. he Moved to the states with his family as a teenager . At age 16 he got granted a turn table and amplifier and 2 speakers . his first purchase was 3 albums of his favorite artists Oscar d’Leon, El Gran Combo de Puerto rico and Celia Cruz. with this Robby Started his journey of Dj, building his Dj Booth creating tracks and augmenting his collection slowly but surely to owning 50LPS. played first at his family & Friends parties quickly move up to clubs In Los Angeles where he met later on Albert Torres at the Fifth avenue. From then on, given the opportunity  Robby moved along in the realm of Salsa Congresses around the word from Japan to Dubai , Switzerland Spain and so forth. Internationally renowned Robby has shared his Talent for 27 years . This is the life he loves and Lives it full on. ”

“I am very grateful to Albert Torres for the opportunities he has given me and for the ability to share the joy of what I do best with the world. ¡Que viva la salsa!

DJ JoJo | Vinyl Elegance

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DJ JoJo, also known as Joe Jones is the essence of cool. Being one of the most sought after DJ’s in the United States, he weaves his thread through the fabric of the Salsa community with his events as well as his all vinyl collection of Salsa and Mambo from around the world.

His interest for music goes back to his childhood learning various instruments and in particular trumpet and drum , His knowledge in music is eclectic and goes from Soul R&B to jazz to hip hop which led him accidentally to encounter Salsa in Puerto Rico in the late 90’s. Since then, he accumulated knowledge in the history & roots of Salsa, collected over 5000 records and perfected a unique style of Dj-ing  for the past 9 years.

As if his agenda was not full enough Joe is as well manager and booking agent for the one of hottest band in Europe Tromboranga from Spain. Joey is touring currently with The Band in the US and will present with albert Torres at the LA SALSA FEST closing night Sunday May 28.

DJ Edgar | El Travieso de la Salsa

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Born in Mexico but raised in the U.S has made a name for himself as one of the top DJs in the Pacific Northwest. Edgar has travelled internationally from china to Vancouver and is playing at a variety of Salsa Congresses in the US and Mexico Including annually at the LA SALSA FEST

He recently pioneered the AVS (All Vinyl Salsa) night in Seattle. Whether Edgar is  be playing from CDs, his laptop or spinning vinyls he’s constantly looking for that one great song that will make you dance your heart out!  Let him spin your Nights

DJ Tico | Salsa Charmer

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Born in Nicaragua Live in Los Angeles , Tico Spins and Spins and spins Salsa dancers of LA and around always Smiling

He loves Salsa Music on Vinyl Records and share the Love as a resident Dj at Granada and There rumba room amongst other salsa Clubs in Los Angeles area . Dj Tico will be heating up the Pool Parties as well .

DJ Willie | by the Bay 

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Willie Martinez  Lives in San Francisco. Originally from El Salvador, Willie started his journey as a DJ in 2006 at Milagro’s & Underground Pub.

He amuses his crowd by his music diversity bringing a tremendous high level energy to the dance floor. He has been a guest DJ at various venues around the bay such as El Valenciano, Agenda Lounge, Descarga Tuesday, Salsa by the Sea, El Vacilon, Fillmore Salsa Festival and playing at socials for Mambo Romero, Mambo Nova and SF Mambo & iHeartMambo. He is also one of the DJs for the SF Int Salsa Congress, Portland, Boise and Denver Salsa Congress & Hawaii.  DJ Willie has also been invited to spin at salsa clubs in Hawaii (Salsamor) and El Salvador (Club Alive). He has DJed alongside salsa icons such as Eddie Santiago, Luis Enrique, Tito Nieves, Maelo Ruiz, Michael Stuart, Jimmy Bosch, Ismael Miranda and Herman Olivera. DJ Willie is now the promoter and resident DJ at Salsa Spot inside Club Fox in Redwood

DJ Danny | Salsa Pa’l Bailador

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From the Bay Area (San Jose, San Francisco Area). Dj Danny has been Djing since 1984 in different Clubs and other big Events in the Bay

His goal is to try to reach as many dancers as possible.

With the music selection he plays which includes Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Chachacha and more Latin Beats.

One of his mentor friend (Willie Martinez) always said we have to play with swing and sabor. He always said Tiene que ser “Salsa Pa’l Bailador”.

Dj Danny has adopted this moto in unison and will be joining force with Wille at the LA SALSA FEST playing in evenings and also at our “Urban Delight” Pool Parties.

DJ Voss | The Virgo DJ

DJ Voss launched his career as a professional DJ over 15 years ago in Los Angeles, Ca. A native from Mexico City, DJ Voss was born on September 10th, a true Virgo! Growing up in a Latin music environment, DJ Voss  had to fulfill his insatiable appetite to DJ.With quick success and an accelerated work ethic, DJ Voss  has established himself firmly on the international and local dance scene. He is a mastermind in anticipating what patrons want and need. DJ Voss’s amazing talent on the decks always whips the crowd into frenzy and creates the sort of excitement that will keep customers wanting more. DJ Voss  covers various styles and genres from Latin to Top 40 and EDM, but his passion is Salsa ,whether he is performing at a Salsa Congress locally or an Internationally with thousands of spectators, or at a high energy night club, or  a prestigious  event, No matter what the occasion is, DJ Voss  is continually commended for making any event a major success.

DJ Armando | The Voz of The Comunidad

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DJ Armando Justiniani is a native of Panama and acquired a taste for the Latin rhythms during his youth.  His passion for salsa has encouraged him to grow and evolve from a teenage mobile music sound mixer to a present day disc jockey of our area’s finest dance venues, currently Santa Fe and Aztec Willies.

He is truly committed and loyal to his craft and he continues to support the artists who make this all possible by collecting original CDs, which travel with him to each and every event!

Armando is internationally recognized,  His goal is to be as generous and supportive as he can be of what he feels is a “world-wide community of salsa”.

The road map of his history and amazing experiences includes..In addition to events, he hosts the radio show “La Voz de la Comunidad”, volunteering his time every Sunday afternoon that the calendar doesn’t require him to be elsewhere!

Dj Prince |  La Joie de vivre

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From Cape town, South Africa, DJ Prince has the rhythm in his soul pocket.  Although Angus attended several times the LA SALSA FEST, regardless of the long traveling journey it takes,  but this year Angus  is joining the Electric Dj Team ! Welcome !

His passion for Salsa and love for all things Latin drove him to the dance and ultimately to become a Salsa DJ with a passion to share the music with the people of Africa. This has led to him being featured on South African radio and television for his events and community outreach programs in South Africa.

He has also been involved with several community organizations over the years to teach young disadvantaged kids all over Cape Town to dance, teach and perform.

Angus will be as well  honored this year by Albert Torres for his support to the Salsa Music and Dance community .

Angus is the essence of the Living life to the Fullest Life without music and dance is definitely not be in any chapter of this life …

BACHATA

DJ Aragon | In the Bachata Land

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Luis Aragon has been dancing and part of the dance community for over 10 years. Participating in several Congresses and Festivals nation wide.

His attention and love of the music drawn him to host events and Djing. Luis felt there was a need for it and jump on the opportunity to enlarge his horizons. By now his in one of the most requested Djs in all of Southern California. “The best part is when you see a sea of people dancing to what you play and love”.

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DJ Hush | Multi Task

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DJ Hush San Diego’s very first Bachata DJ and a fast-rising southern California latin dance DJ. He currently holds residencies at Sevilla Nightclub & Tango Del Rey in San Diego, CA, and travels throughout the USA working at many major festivals. Together with his girlfriend Michelle, they own and operate the first Latino-owned Dance cosmetics company by the name “HUSH by Jesse Cosmetics”.

Jesse & Michelle will Display their Hush cosmetics at LA Salsa Fest Bachata Foyer

DJ Marco |  Urban Latin Flavor

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Marco first came to the U.S. in 2002. In 2005, he found his passion for the profession of Disk Jockey (DJ). A few years later, he entered the entertainment scene where he met and was inspired by many talented DJs. In 2012, DJ Marco met DJ Kenny at The Granada and learned from him the ropes of the art of DJing. The following year DJ Marco had his first opportunity to DJ at The Granada and this increased his desire for pursuing this profession and opened many doors at other clubs and private events.

He took a special interest and excelled in Urban and Dominican Bachata, and later incorporated more Latin music genres, such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Spanish Rock, etc. DJ Marco has been invited to play at some of the most popular night clubs in and around Los Angeles, including Hacienda, Steven’s, The Granada LA, and The Warehouse. Additionally, he has participated as an integral part of Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa (BKS) Festival, and at dancing socials for various dancing companies, boat parties, and private events.

DJ Vince | the Act

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Although Known for his dancing and being a pioneer of the LA bachata scene DjVince AKA “inVINCEable” has become one of the top DJs of Los Angeles as well…his ability to control a crowd and keep them on the dance floor is what keeps Mr. inVINCEable so popular with all clubs and socials…”My passion for DJing has come from my dancing…I know what dancers like and I know what clubbers like…I never play for myself and what I like…I play for THEM..what THEY like” -Vince Torres

With traveling all over the world DJing from France to Africa he continues to keep people dancing with a smile on their face and only hopes that he can continue to please everyone he plays for.

KIZOMBA – ZOUK

Hosted by Manuel dos Santos & Flavie &  Chanel May 

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DJ The Best | Love is in the house

From Montreal

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DJ Olu Shogo | World is Home 

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Olu Shogo (DJ/ Producer)is from Nigeria, West Africa and lives in the U.S. He is one of the best and sought after DJ/Producer in the Latin music world at the present. He has carved a niche for himself in Zouk, Kizomba & Semba. His remixes are played all over the world. He is a Kizomba Ambassador and his mission is to reach out to the “unreached” in the music scene all over the world

 

HIPHOP | House world

Hosted by Doria Levit | & Guests

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Dj Tavo | HipHop – House

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Dj Josh Bliss | HipHop House

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LA SALSA FEST 2017 NEWS |2

what is happening at LA Salsa fest part 2 | Ladies First | Some of the Ladies, Performing  and instructing at the LA Salsa Fest check out previous post part 1  | read this

As we talked about the Hip Hop Artists and Hip Hop Latin Fusion Artists joining the LA SALSA FEST here is a great addition to the group of Artist we are presenting for the first Time at LA Salsa fest:

Doria Levit | The Over Achiever 

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This young 24 years old lady has studied, practiced and mastered so many Body movement styles & Dance Genre for a life time …  Started with ballet training the age of 15 and encountered Salsa & Bachata at age 17.
After an intensive year of dancing and teaching in Jerusalem and performing at the Israeli Salsa congress

She moved to Los Angeles, Lucky us !. pursued here at millennium dance and Debby Reynold dance studio more training in Hip Hop and other specialties. Her skills and knowledge go from partnering dancing such as , Salsa on1- Lead and follow, Salsa on2- Lead and follow , Sensual Bachata- Lead and follow, Dominican Bachata- Lead and follow, Cuban Salsa , Cali Style Salsa  , Kizomba & Tarraxinha to Old school hip hop, New style hip hop, Popping , House, Vouging , Waacking, Locking, Danchall, Afro/Afro cuban, Reggaton , Contemporary , Jazz

Whatever is your favorite dance style, you will be spicing your body movements with a hot blend of diverse roots . How Sexy is that ?. Perhaps get those abs too?

Doria will be teaching at LA SALSA FEST a class of Hip Hop class | body Isolation. check our workshop schedule in our updates.

Newly confirmed Back At LA SALSA FEST

Simona Petric | Romania loves Puerto Rico

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While he was dancing ballroom around the world with Burn the Floor and working alongside Cirque du Soleil, she was performing, teaching and competing professionally in the Salsa world.

When the Romanian 3x World Salsa Soloist Champion met the Australian World Champion in Puerto Rico, they instantly created magic on the dance floor. Four months of combining forces lead these two quickly to 4th place in the World Latin Dance Cup.

Now, representing Puerto Rico , Steven and Simona are coming to the LA Salsa Fest with a footwork workshop you don’t want to miss.

Ladies Styling :

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From La Paz Bolivia to Los Angeles, Liz was Highly Trained in Ballet which led her to dream of  join the New York city Ballet at young age but Life and its unexpected turns open a different path for Liz to explore . From jazz, Lyrical to hip hop, Liz encountered the Salsa Scene in los Angeles at age 21 in which found quickly her place and defined her dancing style by elegance fused with fire power.

Her graceful trademark combined with her Joie de vivre made her unique dancer and performer as well as successful in the realm of world Championship over the years. Champion Champion & Ultimate Champion forever . She also Bridged into choreograph of TV shows such as “so you think you can dance” and Dancing with the stars as well as recently feature film The Ugly truth.

Focussed and dedicated to Liz Lira Dance Academy she teaches the next generation, trains and coaches performers & future performers and share knowledge and passion to all dance lovers.

Liz Is as well offering a Master Class Bootcamp Master class ( read more)

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Josie Neglia | Queen Bee  highres_183279492.jpeg

Originally from Toronto with a ballet and jazz background , Josie moved in the mid 90s in Los Angeles and became one of the pioneer of the LA Salsa style as well as the first at breaking in the salsa instructional video industry and created her company Latindance.com  She developed an easy to learn technique which lead her to travel the world to teach to her technique borderless . What Josie says about her company : “We are not just about teaching you steps to counts so that you can move in perfect unison with another partner on the dance floor – although we do that well- and better than anybody in some cases- but LatinDance is more than that!

At our core, we believe that people with PASSION can change the world for the better!  That’s what we believe”

Josie’s dynamic personality and passion for Latin dance has earned her many awards and prestigious invitations to judge and teach at various international Latin dance conventions. Miss Neglia’s motto is to share the ecstasy of Latin dance, one step at a time!

 

Shani Talmor | Inevitable Pearl

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Shani is known worldwide for her unique teaching style. She is able to easily explain and break down the steps to address each student’s needs.  She makes it a priority to give personal attention in class so that each person can concentrate on their own dance goals.  Shani’s classes are known to be very technical yet fun and fluid.  Shani’s background and extensive knowledge of dance technique is evident in every aspect of her classes and students feed of her great energy and flow.

Ladies Styling “where Styling meets technique”

This class is designed for ladies who wish to enhance their technique with a soft feminine and sexy style and gain confidence out on the dance floor.  From beginners to advanced level dancers, this class is designed to address every dancer’s needs to  help students develop their own unique style through technique, control and grace.

Shani will also teach a Pachanga Class and performs with her Ladies team Shani Girls And ST Dance

Charlene Rose | The Rose in the garden

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Charlene Rose lives to inspire and empower people of all walks of life to follow their passions, and make their dreams into reality. She is a well-known and respected influence in the Latin dance scene

Charlene utilizes the extensive training she received as a Dance Major at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, to provide the highest level of training and expertise for her students.

She has performed on stages all around the world. and participated in top shows such as Dexter, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars to name a few.

“I was very shy growing up, and never would have imagined that I would go on to become a World Salsa Champion and a Leading Actress! Dancing and Acting changed my life, and when someone comes to me after a show and says my performance really made them feel something or inspired them to pursue a dream they were too afraid of before, it makes everything worth it. That’s the impact I want to have on everyone who sees my work.! That extraordinary connection only shared by a performer and their audience.! It inspires lives. Come explore yours.”

Charlene will be at The LA SALSA FEST she will be performing with her team Salerosas as well as her Hip Hop fusion Team

Come and join her Ladies Burlesque Workshop and explore with her your real potential

Zouk

Chanel May | Zouk Fatal

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Chanel May is a dancer and choreographer based in Los Angeles, California. She began her training at the age of eight, taking classes and performing throughout her childhood. Chanel developed a strong passion for the art of dance, devoting much of her attention to the study of Modern Dance and Ballet. Training continued at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she studied music, choreographic composition and dance technique. Chanel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in ‘Dance, Option in Dance Science’ from California State   University, Long Beach. She has studied a variety of Modern Dance techniques including Horton, Graham, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Release Technique. In addition to Modern and Ballet, Chanel enjoys Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Brazilian zouk.

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LA SALSA FEST 2017 NEWS |1

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What is happening at the LASF this year to not be missed !

The ATP Team Is already in full gear working towards the 19th anniversary of the LA Salsa Fest. The Best Congress In The World!

This year the performances are of the best dancers in the world not only in the field of Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba and newly added Hip Hop.
To get some of these performers we have had to work years to confirm them.It will be amazing.
Rooms for social dancing from 9pm till 6am of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk & Hip Hop.
Legendary Pool Parties daily from noon till 8pm with Special Concert On Sunday at 5PM. Only attendees with valid wrist bands can attend pool party daily.

Sat & Sunday afternoon performances for Rising Stars from 2:00pm till 4:00pm.

Performances by World Champions and WLDC Qualifiers Sunday from 8pm till 10pm.
Concerts from 11pm till 1am and social dancing till 6am.
Then Add The Amazing Bands Each Night | Like No Other Congress

Starting Wednesday May 24

Steven’s Steak House | Free Transportation From Hotel | 8PM-1:30AM

Live Music With Orq Son Mayor & Host DJ Super DJ Robby

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Thursday May 25 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

He embodies the Universal Music, The Multi culture that Salsa is about. His salsa is like a spell on your soul, an invitation to dance on an ocean of colorful sounds and beats, Sailing with his equipage Makina Loca from Mother Africa to Cuba to Brazil and to where ever you want to land, If you ever want to ?
The variety of languages in which he writes his songs are all about the Bliss of Life which Makina Loca transcends…
Come and Join Ricardo Lemvo and his Makina Loca, Dance to his music and celebrate life.
Friday May 26 | Westin  Bonaventure Hotel  |  SALSA |

Boogaloo Assassins  

They are Classy , Jazzy, They have humor They play sharp, They sound like funky mambo, They look Hip modern vintage . They are The Boogaloo Assasins
Saturday May 27 |  Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Tony Succar | the Prodigy

WEB.pngBorn into a family of talented musicians in Lima, Peru, Tony Succar’s very DNA must be imbued with cadence and rhythm. After the family moved to Miami in a world of diversity,  he started at age 13 to develop his music vision and talent to achieved and incredible and respected ascension in the Music World working with renowned Musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr., among others. Tony vibrant passion for Michael Jackson music and his profound message inspired a Dream that regardless many obstacles he may have encountered on his way , achieved successfully . Tony is the creator and producer of UNITY | latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
A Powerful Concert you will be able to see live at the LA SALSA FEST 2017 . Tony will be Honored with an Award By Albert Torres that day.
Albert Torres & Tony Succar Present

UNITY | Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson

With Special Guest Singers
Jon Secada, Sheila E, Judith Hill, Angel Lopez, Kevin Ceballo, Jean Rodriguez, Agape International Choir & Dancers
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I have never worked  in 25 years so hard and determined on a project like this . it will be  part of HISTORY . Listen And Dance To His Music Like You Have Never Heard It Before

Sunday May 28 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel

5PM  | Bachata concert | At Pool Deck
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11pm | Albert Torres and Joe Jones present
Tromboranga With Special Guest Jimmy Bosch
SOCIAL DANCING TILL 6AM

Here are some Highlights on our International and U.S Guests Artists and will be more updates in next weeks to come..

Bailando | The comics

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From Cyprus for their first time at the LA SALSA FEST they will perform get ready for a Hilarious show as they combine various genre of Dance with Talent and comedy . Character driven their show has reached success in Europe and now will reach our Land .
Dance Is fun and festive and does not have to be so serious all the time ! Have a breath of fresh air and lets get into their Cyprus Sense of humor, Welcome !
Coming to LA , OUR WORLD CHAMPS !!! all our champions will perform and give a workshop:

 Deklan & Natalia  | Sabor y Sabor

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Bachata World Champions from Peru Chimpu !
at the LA Salsa Fest for the first Time . They will give a champ of a workshop and electric performance.  Suave meets Sexy in Harmony …

Ricardo & Karen | the Invincibles

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Officially From Chile and Argentina, but they may as well be from Mars.
An Astonishing Journey for this couple and Exito in A decade came from salsa street dancing to the biggest and most renowned stage in the world . They won all the competitions around the globe in the past years and won again 1st place at the WORLD LATIN DANCE CUP.  They are fearless and nothing will stop them. their Achievement is never heard of they conquered the world in salsa Cabaret style the most difficult category . They combine high speed and sharp precision along with flare and Ferocity that leave you stunned as if a meteor crashed your world .
You Cannot miss this couple’s workshops , they are a Must and who does not want to learn what real strength is about ! Intermediate Level recommended though .
Performing at LA SALSA FEST Ricardo and Karen will bring the house down once again….

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These 2 Colombian Kids coming from New Jersey are an event in themselves Tireless and Adorable. But watch the style and technique don’t be fooled !

Kevin is offering a workshop ! for real this is a treat for all ages and all levels. He will guide you in stepping and feeling the Cali salsa style like a no brainer !

Our 2 little Salsa Stars are just a treat and a inspiration for the youth, and a clear answer to any parents who would wonder if yes or not they should let their children learn how to dance salsa . This is the future this is the language of freedom and happiness through dance . and the result of of incredible support and great teaching from Joanna of Baila con migo . Welcome back Kevin and Gaby – Una Buya !!!

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From Cali Colombia, They are coming back  grown up ! They grew together with their dream and passion for Dance, and made their dreams a reality .They conquered the world of ballroom and the Salsa world but keep the tradition of salsa cali style with a young Blood.

They love what they do , transmit their enthusiasm and hard core training to the next generation at their school Imperio Juvenil . Their high and fast energy is infectious  like humming birds
Get a chance to try out those crazy cali steps and acrobatic moves at their workshops and feel the hot cali style. you are up for  the best cardio ever . warm up  is mandatory 😉  Expect scream and shout for their performances. Perform to impress of sure but with heart and soul.

As We Open A New Section At The LA Salsa Fest / The Hip Hop Room, We Also Add World Class Instructors

Yanis Marshall  | the Daredevil wears Stiletto

Choreographer . Dancer
will give Two Workshops, Each 90 Min Long  – A real Treat .

This may not be the workshop where you can remove your heels Ladies and Gentlemen !  HA No kidding

if you want to teach singers how to learn a stage choreography , show it on heels yourself ! this is a good moto . Heels or not, Yanis got more  moves in his Bini and body than magician can pull rabbits out of his hat in a life time. Open your mind, Just indulge and get in the flow

Marie Poppins | Pop Art oblige

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choreographer .  popping Artist

French as Beret , pull rayé and red “Aristide Bruant” scarf , Add humor and charm , Meet Marie Poppins

Hip Hop Lovers here she is, here they are at the LA SALSA FEST

They are 3 Young Ladies | In 1 Day Got Over 1 Million Hits
They will Perform  Femme Fatale and she will teach a fun and exhilarating popping workshop
Definitely not to be missed
watch her Danceon video and get up to speed lucky you 😉

Lando Wilkins | the Key

 Choreographer – Dancer

Hip Hop Workshop and Performance 
He found his own language and yet everyone understand  what he is talking about. He found  a key to unlock the brain into letting the body talk for itself . Lando teaches at Debbie Reynolds studio, He created several dance Crews such as Boxcutthuz and mos wanted Crew and more.  He is an Awesome young artist, with an  old soul and knowledge  loves to teach , did that, done that, over 60 countries already.  You will be able to share a unforgettable moment with him learn how to connect musicality and moves from head to toes with Humor and hopefully become fluent in his language.

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Zerjon & Nina | The Avengers

from Sweden / Hip Hop Street Latin Fusion

They embody the Diversity in life and in Dance and remind us that Dance does not have to be one thing or another. Dance is dance and dance has humor .Watching them always open your eyes on an ocean of movements somehow familiar and yet combined the way they execute them tell you a universal story you would like to be part of and the best way is just take it in , watch and surf the wave with them who knows where it brings you .. .Workshops of Heaven infusion for delight ! Watch they get packed.

From the US some of our our “Pillars”

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Returning From Puerto Rico
for a great performance and a cha cha cha workshop
How to introduce a couple who should be in any Salsa dictionary already !
They are the ambassadors of Puerto Rico when it comes to Salsa, they tour with the biggest Salsa Bands around the world.  You can even her their names in songs of Victor Manuel and Gilberto Santa Rosa !
She was hip hop by default , He seduced her with his Mambo and Voila !
Since then, they dance together and keep alive a beautiful an vigorous Mambo style with Flare and Class .
Tito is of the most knowledgeable Dancer when it comes to the History of salsa , his seminars are priceless and not to be missed
They also Strict but Fair when it comes to Judging at the World Latin Dance Cup. In Brief they are Icons !

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Power spins workshop & Performance
Brother & sister in their youth rebellious at first, wanted to experiment with salsa on2 so to find their proper style.
LA SAlSA FEST has been their platform of exploration since then.
With this challenging  approach, they  developed an innovative style of salsa dancing which define them as Unique and have influenced various dancers around the world. Accomplished Artists Dancers, they continue their challenging pursuit from World Dance competitions to Acting to produce tv shows and many other things. They caught the attention of Music and TV and Film world and keep working on stunning project . Grown ups now, but still young at hearts they will spin your world ! Stamina required   !

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Representing  San Francisco,  JHON & LIZ Creators of SALSAMANIA, One of the most successful Dance company in California, and U.S Also World Champions, along with Salsamania Team and Andrew they constantly adjust and prepare for the next level with consistency, dedication and humility. They have been teaching, coaching and training successfully many Dancers as professionals. they are masters of Progress and keep alive the soul of school in their company.

They never missed  one of the LA SALSA FEST since the beginning 19 years ago when it was called the West Coast salsa congress which lead them to open their Dance company, and Later on produce the SF Salsa Festival, a qualifier of World Latin Dance cup. we are grateful to have them this year at the 19th LA SALSA FEST sharing this anniversary with their Talent and expertise. Do not miss their Performances nor their workshops – A GEM !

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World Champions Salsa same gender,  John & Andrew will be performing  and giving an electric workshop  they have  opened years ago the division  same gender and inspired  dancers from the world to follow their steps and welcomed the challenge !

and way more to come … keep posted for next blog updates

 ATTENDEES | PERFORMERS | IMPORTANT INFO

Attendees, Buy your Tickets or Full passes and Book your Hotel  Before April 1st, 2017 WHEN ALL PRICES GO UP !
Hotel Booking is available here to take advantage of the LA Salsa Fest group special price :
PERFORMER PASSES :
Register now you performance / team performance and /or contact for any question and info at :
IF YOU WANT TO QUALIFY FOR QUARTER FINALS OF WLDC, REGISTER ON SITE BETWEEN 1PM AND 6PM ON FRIDAY / COMPETITION WILL BE ON SUNDAY
$50 SOLO / $75 COUPLES / $100 TEAMS
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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

LA SALSA FEST 2016 info program

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The LA Salsa Fest 2016 Latin Music and Dance Festival is around  the corner …

Here is a preview of the exhilarating LASF Program

Renowned for its fully packed Major concerts and international innovative Dance shows, LA Salsa Fest 2016 is Featuring  memorable Salsa and Bachata Bands,  Soulful and  Salsa Stories Sessions & Educational seminars and 90 workshops and more surprises..

An incredible opportunity to learn from outstanding instructors, Dip and Shine at the Pool parties, Enjoy the shows and Dance the night out till sunrise to Live Music and Unstoppable DJs mix of Salsa-Mambo,Timba, Zouk, Kizomba, Bachata and more…

No Brainer, This is the place to be from May 25 to may 30th 2016

Hosted by Albert Torres , welcome to the 2016 LA SALSA FEST program

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Los Angeles Salsa Congress in 100 images

LOS ANGELES SALSA CONGRESS 2011 was just Amazing. A Festival of beautiful moments .Here are the highlights of our favorite 100 Images

More to come … see you in May 2012 for the 14th Los Angeles Salsa Congress , a festival of Latin Music and Dance

Many More Photos are available at FrankMembreno.com

Thank You Francisco !

I am so proud of the hard work of my great staff and dancers this past year at the Los Angeles Salsa Congress. Frank Membrano did an awesome job getting some of this amazing event on film.  I also want to thank Magali Guidasci for her dedication in making this event one of the best in the world and spending unthinkable hours in so many parts of this event including putting this gallery of pictures together for our viewing pleasure.

Thank You Francisco & Magali!!!

See You All Again May 24-27, 2012

Albert Torres


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