History of Salsa with Dj Bongohead and Banda Criolla

Center for the Arts Flex Space (33 Hawley Street Northampton, MA 01060)

Art + Entertainment + Music

History of Salsa with Dj Bongohead and Banda Criolla
@ Center for the Arts Flex Space at 33 Hawley, Northampton, MA 01060

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Join us on Sun, Apr 28, 2024, at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, for an exciting journey through the roots of salsa music. Get ready to dance and learn from the best in the business. Pablo Yglesias and Banda Criolla will take you on a musical adventure you will remember. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of salsa. It features music, dancing, and history from DJ Bongohead and the live salsa group Banda Criolla. See you there!


Get your tickets here: https://www.freshtix.com/events/the-history-of-salsa-live or over the phone. Call 678-701-6114. Tickets are sent via email moments after the transaction is completed. $15 general admission for all. Card 2 Culture admission is free.

DJ Bongohead
Pablo Yglesias is one of the founders of Peace & Rhythm DJ collective & record label. He thrills us with his endless enthusiasm and knowledge of global funkiness. As a writer and historian he has informed on many musical subjects from latin & funk to jazz & punk via the likes of Wax Poetics, his Rough Guides overviews and more. The author/curator of Cocinando! Fifty Years of Latin Album Cover Art (PAP), he also regularly spins vinyl as DJ Bongohead and works in the fields of art and graphic design. His compilation series The Afrosound of Colombia has helped re-launch a worldwide focus on the riches of Colombian music. Peace & Rhythm are proud to be teamed with Vampisoul Records of Madrid to continue bringing the Colombian rare-groove heat! Thanks to Bongohead for all his dedicated hard work in the Discos Fuentes reissue program.

Banda Criolla
New England’s hottest Latin music ensemble! "Banda Criolla" is a 5-piece Latin Dance Band performing top Latino artists such as Luis Fonsi / Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Vives to standard Latin American/ Cuban Classics from Tito Puente, Santana, Los Panchos , Juan Luis Guerra, Gypsy Kings, Strunz and Farah, Celia Cruz and Banda Criolla. Hundreds of performances in USA, Puerto Rico and Cuba. The explosive rhythmic energy of today’s festive Latin music from Puerto Rico/ Cuba / Latin America!  


Headline Sponsor: Lathrop Community

Media Sponsors: The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican, 93.9 FM the River, WHMP, Northampton Open Media


Organizational Support:

Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Northampton


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