La Marcha Sound
La Marcha, formed in the summer of 2014 in Bakersfield, includes seven seasoned musicians; Ben Gomez, Bass; John Calanchini, Keys; Mike Savala, Sax; David Duran, Vocals, Guitar; Daniel Lopez, Drums; Nunzio Urbina, Percussionist; and Rubén Carrillo, synthesizer. What started as a cover band, performing many well-known songs in the genres of cumbia, salsa, merengue and bachata, just to name a few, has become a continually evolving force of performing art and entertainment.
Community Dance Showcase
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca's mix of Cuban salsa and African rumba has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "seamless and infectious". Since forming the band in 1990, Ricardo Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, and inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.
Calixto Oviedo & Lily Hernandez Orquesta
Lily sings son, salsa, timba, bossa and has a unique charisma, powerfully dynamism and easily wins the hearts of audiences public, she gives herself completely. At present Lily is working with Latin Train (Calixtos band) 'La Sonora Clásica and different bands in the area of Los Angeles CA. We are in the presence of one of the greatest Cuban timberas and soneras of the moment. Words endorsed by the Puerto Rican musician and producer Jose Lugo: "Calixto there is no one like Lily".
Orquesta La Seleccion has been around since 2010. They play some of the best energetic salsa from all the top Countries like Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. The Band Plays at all the top Salsa Venues in Los Angeles and has Performed Abroad. In LA such places we play are, The Granadas, The Mayan, Center Stage, San Manuel Casino And Many Others. Players in the band Comes from all over the world including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru and of course the USA. Please Consider our Band this year.
Dance With Our Community Stars
In a Salsa twist to the hit TV show, local celebrities are paired with the area's best dance instructors for a salsa showdown. The 2019 line up will take to the dance floor to raise much-needed funds for their charity of choice.
Guicho y La Tribu
Everyone that listens to Guicho y La Tribu can agree their sound is reminiscent of the New York City style salsa from the 70's. A band that can also incorporate other blends of salsa styles while staying true to its musical root. Luis "Guicho" Vasquez was born in Nicaragua to a musical family, mentored by his father Armando Vasquez Sr., a very well-known trumpet player within Nicaragua and a music teacher. Luis came to the US in 1988 fleeing Civil War at the age of 14 and in spite of this circumstance he remained focused on his music throughout his young adult life. Since then he has participated as a member of several bands throughout Los Angeles.
Conjunto Costazul is considered one of the finest salsa orchestras in Southern California. It is a quintessential salsa ensemble which for over 25years has set itself apart from all other bands. With it's patented energetic New York swing, Costazul's performances are energetic and compelling.