*Voted Philly Mag’s Best of Philly: Best Dance Party 2013*
Friday, October 4 | 8pm
Salsa Caliente! –
Salsa lessons from Flaco’s Dance Factory
Live music from Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express and Jimbu Salsa Dura
$20 in advance/$25 day of show | Members: $15/$18.75
“If you have never danced to a live Latin band, you have never danced salsa.”
– Jesse Bermudez, Salsa Caliente co-producer
Be a part of HISTORY on October 4th. The evening will be filmed for a documentary on the history of Latin music in Philadelphia.
Old City’s only nightlife scene featuring two Latin big bands at each event returns offering everyone a special opportunity to immerse themselves in tropical flavors. Before the party swings into full action, maestro Flaco of Flaco’s Dance Factory is standing by to guide beginners through their first instructional dance steps.
THE VISION / HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED
Looking to shake things up, the Bride’s programming team scheduled a sit down with long-time community partner Jesse Bermudez, founder of La Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA). Known for championing cultural and educational commitments within the Latino community and his extensive regional network of Latin musicians/orquesta, Jesse proposed creating a nightlife scene where Latin music and culture could be shared with people from all walks of life. Jesse’s vision recalls the hot salsa nights during the golden era of Latin dancing at the Palladium Ballroom in the 50’s where bands were both the sticky factor and driving force of the social scene. While plenty of nightclubs in the tri-state have a Latin night, today’s dominating trend surrounds the DJ. As national television programs continue to highlight Latin dance styles (Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance), the love for salsa music and dancing gains mainstream popularity once again. Alongside Bermudez, the Bride is pleased to present the the fourth dynamic season of Salsa Caliente.
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