SON REINAS FEMALE SALSA

SON REINAS FEMALE SALSA

SON REINAS are a 10-piece female SALSA orchestra from Tokyo, Japan. These international Salsa sensations appear annually at Zanzibar on the Waterfront located at 700 Water St., SW in Washington, DC (202) 554-9100. SON REINAS started playing as a group …

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated officially each year from September 15-October 15. [email protected] to book presentations that are culturally relevant, entertaining and educational.The Origins and Development of Salsa is a presentation by Eileen Torres that has received high praise from …

A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE FRANKIE RUIZ

Frankie Ruiz, one of Salsa’s premier lead singers, died Sunday, August 9, 1998, of liver failure. He had been in poor health for several years and hospitalized off and on for the past two years. Sources close to Mr. Ruiz …

TITO PUENTE

Tito Puente Mambo King

A sadness that may never dissipate looms large in the souls of Latin music fans around the world. The gloom began on June 1, 2000 as people awoke to the distressing news that Tito Puente had died the night before. …

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SALSA COLLECTION MUSTS

Many people who love Salsa are recent converts. They may not have been exposed to prior recordings that contain some of Salsa’s best music. Folks constantly ask for suggestion of music to buy. A novice collector should begin with several …

FATAL MAMBO

Salsa is extending to all regions of the globe! Orquesta de la Luz from Japan surprised us with their interpretation of Salsa. Then my girlfriend, Nidia Jiminez, in Ohio turned me on to Los Gran Daneses de la Salsa (from …

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Female Charanga Band

I was delighted to discover PASION, a New York-based, female Charanga band would be entertaining guests at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention in Kansas City, Missouri on September 26, 1998. The opportunity to see and hear this …

Hispanic Heritage Award Winner : Celia Cruz

Hispanic Heritage Award Winner : Celia Cruz

1998 Hispanic Heritage Award Winner Recipient of the President’s Award from the National Endowment of the Arts It is virtually impossible to imagine the world of Afro-Cuban music without the dynamic presence of its reigning queen, the one-and-only, Celia Cruz. …

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HELENA

Helena Santiago is a young woman embarking on a professional singing career in the male dominated Salsa industry. The year 1995 proved very significant for her. Her band opened for singing sensation Marc Anthony during a February engagement in Cleveland. …