This annual Congress of Latin Music and Dance immersion will have seven dance productions, Live Entertainment, DJs and local Radio Personalities to excite your senses
Date: From Thursday, February 7th to Sunday, February 10th
FULL PASS: $279
Venue: Westin O’Hare. 6100 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Contact: (847) 698-6000
The Chicago International Salsa Congress (CISC) bringing you total immersion for 4 nights and 3 days of non-stop excitement with their unsurpassed array of workshops, dance productions and live entertainment.
During four days, you’ll have the opportunity to choose over 70 workshops from a list of the most sought after Latin dance instructors both nationally and internationally famous. In addition, you’ll enjoy instructors teaching at all levels of Latin dance covering the latest styles and traditional methods. Also, the workshops covering percussion, rhythm and historical perspectives honor the multi-cultural origins of this music and dance.
CISC Live entertainment until 3:00AM, DJs and local radio personalities will provide the exciting musical landscape providing news opportunities to explore fresh styles and expand your expression of the music. Likewise, each evening kicks off with a “Dance Spectacular” featuring professional dancers renowned around the world!
¬ ESME (Dominican Republic/ New York):
Date: Thursday, February 7th
Bachata singer songwriter ESME (Elmer Abreu Suriel) blends the music of his Dominican homeland with the colors of New York to create a sound all his own. Originally from Constanza, Dominican Republic, ESME migrated to Queens located in New York at 8 years old. The ESME’s unique sound coupled with his edgier lyrics mark a new direction for Modern Bachata.
¬ GRUPO GALÉ (COLOMBIA):
Date: Friday, February 8th
Grupo Galé is a Colombian Orchestra that currently includes up to nine members and directed by Diego Gale. Their music features a strong emphasis on up-tempo, danceable, salsa-like rhythms, while the band has found great success back home, and has played to enthusiastic audiences the world over.
¬ DON PERIGNON (Puerto Rico):
Date: Saturday, February 9th
As the tireless bandleader and timbalero of La Orquesta Puertorriquena, Don Perignon is one of the foremost exponents of big-band Salsa in his native Puerto Rico. In 2004, the high-octane powerhouse celebrated 20 years of music with Don Perignon Presenta a la Orquesta Puertorriquena: 20th Aniversario. This collection with 11-track featured an endless parade of salsa stalwarts, including Victor Manuelle, Josue Rosado, Andy Montañez, Luisito Carrion, and Pedro Brull, among others.
¬ NEW SWING SEXTET (NEW YORK):
Date: Sunday, February 10th
The band was to become very popular in the United States and Latin America, including the Caribbean, as exponents of an innovative new sound that emerged in the mid-60s known as Latin Boogaloo.
Though the New Swing currently has 7 members, when the group first got together it was composed of 6 members (popularly called “Sextet”). During that era (1960s), so many young musicians growing up in New York were exposed and influenced by the Latin Boogaloo (which was in term related to the cha-cha-cha and guajira rhythms). During the boogaloo’s peak years of popularity, there was also a slight decline in the popularity of mambo and salsa. But the young new bands of that era such as: Willie Colon, Johnny Colon, Ricardo Ray and the Joey Pastrana Orchestra, as well as the New Swing Sextet, were responsible for creating a young fresh, joyful yet rebellious sound.
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