The i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed, and it’s now official: Salsa en la Calle is set for Sunday, August 28th. For the uninitiated, Salsa en la Calle (otherwise known as “Salsa in the Street”) is the largest one-day festival of Latin music and culture in the Pacific Northwest. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet.
This year’s headline attraction will be Adolescent’s Orquesta, a 14-piece salsa romantica group that has been filling dance floors and concert venues the world over since 1995. The group is comprised of young Venezuelan men between 18 and 26 years of age. But make no mistake: this aint Menudo. The band cooks like seasoned professionals with out-of-control brass, breakneck percussion, and manic dance moves that could lure a quadraplegic onto the the dance floor. Led by four singers and the highly talented band leader Porfi Baloa, Adolescent’s Orquesta definitely knows how to bring it.
The band first gained popularity in the late 90’s with hits such as “Anhelo” and “Persona Ideal.” Now, a decade later, the band is still at the top of the charts with major hits that include “Se Acabó el Amor” and “En Aquel Lugar” and many, many more.
Salsa en la Calle 2010
Once again, Salsa en la Calle will be held under the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge at the Eastbank Esplanade. (Click here for driving directions.) In addition to featuring the Northwest’s top Latin musical artists, Salsa en la Calle offers something for everyone, including arts and crafts, fabulous food booths, and a beer garden. Plus, free salsa lessons are held throughout the day by some of the area’s top instructors and dance teams.
And don’t forget, if you plan to dance – and who doesn’t – be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as you will be dancing in the street and not on a wood floor.
Keep posted for more information, including tickets, dance performances, lessons and other special events!