Baile Para Siempre
In the immortal words of Ricky Martin, “Shake your bon-bon, shake your bon-bon!” From Aug. 24-27, 7pm-midnight, celebrate rhythm and movement at the Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival. This spicy, fun-filled happening will feature dance in cinema, lectures, live music by the likes of DJ Pancho, Leo García & Timbalive, and so much more. Sign up for classes like bachata bootcamp or zouk fundamentals. Dance in the middle of Old Town. Watch incredibly talented performers. Tickets for this groovin' dance tour are only $25, and most of the scheduled events take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. (Renée Chavez)
Thursday Aug 24, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
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A city-wide dance festival highlighting Latin and Hispanic cultures from around the world.
The annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival, a three-day celebration of rhythm and movement, features performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops. Additional attractions include dance films, lectures, and live musical performances. Friday night’s event, following Latin Dance Night in Old Town, is a fun-filled evening of salsa dancing at the NHCC. The festival’s main concert on Saturday night features Leo García and Timbalive, for a magical night of music and dance on the Center’s Plaza Mayor. Created in Miami in 2008, Timbalive combines the best of Cuban music with a mix of rhythms from around the world. Members are highly trained musicians from Cuban musical schools, and the internationally acclaimed ensemble has realized its musical dream of becoming the largest and most successful timba(a genre based on popular Cuban music blended with salsa and American funk/R&B, and influenced strongly by Afro-Cuban folkloric music) group in the U.S. and the world. The Sunday night wrap-up is a final evening of music, performances, and dancing with DJ Pancho.