Saturday, April 27
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Since 1987, Cincinnati has seen tremendous growth in salsa music from the days of the Havana Martini Club featuring a salsa band every Sunday evening to the twenty-two weeks of Salsa on the Square during the summer months.
But, how did salsa music evolve? How did it get to Cincinnati?
This workshop will time-travel back to Cuba, the origins of salsa music. It will visit and explore the evolution of salsa music through each decade from the 1920s to the 2000s and its arrival in Cincinnati. We’ll listen to music from the 1930s during the rhumba era, the mambo craze of the 1950s, boogaloo of the 1960s in New York City, and finally the salsa explosion of the 1970s.
If you want, come with your dancing shoes!
- Age: Adults (18+)
- Session: One Time Workshop, meets on April 27, 2024
- Instructor: Victor Vélez
- Cost: $40/student
- Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
- Registration Deadline: April 20, 2024