Prepare to enjoy a multi-day dance festival featuring workshops, social dancing, performances and competitions
The Houston Salsa Congress has become one of the largest Salsa events in the South, and a “must-attend” for many around the world. This year will mark the 20th anniversary for Houston Salsa Dancers, the nonprofit that organizes this 100% nonprofit event.
Numerous performances with professional dancers will be offering their talents as well as the best Salsa artists such as Ricky Campanelli y su Orquestra (Friday night), Jimmy Bosch, Crocro y su Tumbaka, Tromboranga, and amazing DJs playing the best Latin Music. Houston Salsa Congress 2020 is dedicated to the whole Salsa Lovers!
Date: Thursday, January 16th – Saturday, January 19th
Full Event Passes: $265 – $305
Venue: The Westin Houston – Memorial City. 945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024
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ENJOY LIVE CONCERTS!
- JIMMY BOSCH / CROCRO Y SU TUMBAKA
Date: SATURDAY NIGHT, January 18th
Jimmy Bosch was born in 1959 (New Jersey, U.S.). He is a world-renowned Trombonist, composer, singer, and bandleader in the world music genres. He has been performing professionally since age 13. Jimmy’s first two solo CDs, “Soneando Trombón” and “Salsa Dura” established him as the Ambassador of the Salsa Dura movement. He ignited this movement by combining old school quality salsa arrangements with a modern NY aggressive edge and socially conscious lyrics. “El Avión De La Salsa” demonstrates and solidifies his commitment to dancer centered music, while “A Millón” is the title of Jimmy’s 4th solo record released.
Appearing in over 100 recordings, Bosch “El Trombón Criollo de La Salsa” has garnered at least 10 Grammys and has toured with his orchestra, his sextet or as a solo artist, as well as with: Eddie Palmieri, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Manny Oquendo y Libre, FANIA Allstars, and the list goes on.
Jimmy has been featured throughout the world in major venues and festivals, including; Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (NYC), Celebrate Brooklyn (NYC), Montreal Jazz (Canada), Madison Square Garden (NYC), Sydney Opera House (Australia), Barranquijazz (Colombia), El Poliedro and Teresa Careña (Venezuela), and many other important places.
SUNDAY NIGHT, January 19th
This band belongs to the new generation of independent Latin Orchestras. Tromboranga is the pure essence of Hard Salsa. With musicians from different countries, ages, races and musical influences living in Barcelona, they have traveled the whole world making the public dance from Asia to South America.
The special ingredients of its sound are the trombones, the solid percussion, and the melodic Soneo. With salsa influences from the ‘60s and 70´s they maintain a raw, strong and very danceable sound. More information as tour dates throughout the world at http://www.tromboranga.com/es