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SIEMPRE SALSA/SALSA FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO HISPANIC MUSICAL HERITAGE AND JESSE BERMUDEZ, PHILADELPHIA'S LEGENDARY SALSA ICON
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 6PM-10PM
GREAT COURT OF MITTEN HALL
The Temple University Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership and Latin Beat Magazine (http://www.latinbeatmagazine.com) present SIEMPRE SALSA/SALSA FOREVER on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 6-10pm in the Great Court of Mitten Hall.
The program will feature Carlos Sanchez and his band Un Toce de Cache/A Touch of Class, a gathering of some of the best Salsa artists from throughout the region in what is now being called the Philly Salsa All-Stars, and the guest of honor, Jesse Bermudez.
The event will be preceded with an explanation of the history of Salsa music by Rob Bernberg of Latin Beat Magazine and Salsa dance lessons. The pre-event program, which begins at 6pm, will feature Carlos Sanchez and Un Toce de Cache and Esencia Latina, a Temple University Salsa dance troupe.
The formal program begins with a networking reception at 7pm. The formal program begins at 7:30pm.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY ATTENDEES
The event is free for Temple University students, faculty and administrators. Temple University attendees must register for the event by clicking here. Light refreshments will be available for event attendees.
JESSE BERMUDEZ: Jesse Bermudez has been actively involved in Philadelphia's Latin music scene for the past 30 years. He began his career as a performer with the doo-wop group, Vessolaire, before becoming a legendary Latin music DJ. In the mid-1970s, Jesse turned his attention exclusively towards Philadelphia's Latin market as a performer and, eventually, as a promoter, producing the area's most memorable Salsa concert, "Salsa con Salsa", featuring legendary artists, Celia Cruz, Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe, at the Philadelphia Civic Center.
In 1982, Jesse founded the Asociacion de Musicos Latinos Americanos (A.M.L.A.), which in turn, led to the creation of the A.M.L.A. School of Performing Arts, later to be re-named Artistos y Musicos Latino Americanos. Since its inception, A.M.L.A., under Jesse's leadership until recently, has become the "gold standard" for Latin music education programs througout the United States. He currently ost the highly popular radio show, "Sonido Differente", on MEGA 1310 AM on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm and co-produces and hosts The Painted Bride's "Salsa Caliente!" dance parties. www.JesseBermudez.com
CARLOS SANCHEZ/UN TOCE DE CACHE (TOUCH OF CLASS): Carlos Sanchez is an A.M.L.A. trained singer, composer, pianist and percussionist. Un Toce de Cache is an ensemble that represents the very best of traditional salsa and Latin jazz. Covering the many moods of salsa and Latin jazz from mellow to mambo, the band, which enjoyed a lengthy run as Zanzibar Blue's Latin house band, has performed at the Mann Music Center, Robin Hood Dell and Borgata Hotel.
ROB BERNBERG: Rob Bernberg, a 1974 graduate of Temple University's School of Law, joined Latin Beat Magazine in 1994, serving as Counsel for Business Affairs, Contributor, Photographer, member of the ownership group, and founder of the magazine's annual Siempre Salsa Festival. In 2005, he created the Latin Beat Magazine Music label and is working with his partners to ensure success in Latin Beat's 20th anniversary transition to the all-digital realm at latinbeatmagazine.com.
ESENCIA LATINA: Esencia Latina strives to provide students to Temple University with the opportunity to explorel educate, and experience the Hispanic cutlure through the art form of dance. Through performances, workshops, and a variety of cultural events, they display the passion for dance and the Hispanic heritage to Temple and the surrounding community.
This event is also being co-sponsored by Asociacion de Estudiantes Latinos (AdEL). AdEL is the umbrella organization for all the Latino organizations at Temple University. Their mission is synthesized into the phrase: "Educando, Celebrando y Mejorando Nuestra Comunidad Latina-Educating, Celebrating, and Improving Our Latino Community".
Pennsylvania Chapter National Association for Multicultural Education
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