San Francisco Salsa Congress!
Every year, the San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress
takes place in November, bringing thousands of dancers to San Francisco
for Salsa Dance Classes, Salsa Workshops, and some of the best social
salsa dancing in the world.
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A word from this Year's Salsa Congresss:
"We are eager to welcome all of you to the 5th Annual San Francisco
Salsa Congress. It starts with a Pre-Congress party featuring SF's
hottest band, AVANCE. The Congress presents over 50 dance
workshops, top level evening dance shows with performers from all over the
world, an afternoon showcase presenting new talent in the Salsa World, and
the highly anticipated live bands from New York and Colombia.
Dance until 4 AM in the morning! All events held at the Oakland
Marriott City Convention Center. Open to the public, all ages welcome.
Also...Don't miss the highly prestigious SF BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL DANCE
COMPETITION Sunday night! Check out the line-up for this year. "
Learn more about the San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress, and visit
the SF Salsa Congress Website!
This year's Lineup:
Meet our Bands for this year's Congress
Avance (San Francisco)
This award winning 13 piece salsa ensemble people have come to know as
AVANCE. AVANCE originates and consists of the hottest and newest talents
the San Francisco Bay Area has come to know. Four electrifying bilingual
singers, a sizzling horn section and one of the best rhythm sections on
the West Coast.
The New Swing Sextet (New York)
A product of New York City and the excitement and turbulence of the
sixties, the New Swing Sextet made its professional debut performing in
the Singer Bowl at the last New York World's Fair in 1965. The band has
been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa and pop music
for nearly four decades.
Sonora Carruseles (Colombia)
With only six albums to its credit and less than nine years of
existence, Colombia 's Sonora Carruseles has already perfected a trademark
sound that is cherished by salsa lovers all over the world. There's some
seriously powerful stuff to be found in this album: spidery piano lines,
tight poly rhythms, explosive brass riffs, staccato cowbell patterns and
impossibly nasal choruses that are just hard to resist. Carruseles pays a
moving tribute to the spirit of old, hardcore salsa, while at the same
renewing this all but-forgotten style with the benefits of digital
THURSDAY: PRECONGRESS PARTY AT COCOMO,
November 16, 2006
the night with Avance, performances, and the Bay Area's
Indiana St., San Francisco, CA 94107
FRIDAY: OPENING NIGHT, November 17, 2006
Night Dancing to 4am. Our band for the night will be New
SATURDAY: GALA NIGHT, November 18, 2006
Dance Performances. This is our Gala Night so dress to impress. Night
Dancing to 4am. Our band for the night will be Sonora
SUNDAY: DANCER'S DELIGHT, November 19, 2006
Dance Performances, Best DJ's of the world all night.
Night Dancing to 4am. International Dance Competition.