Salsa at Sunset: the Hottest Summer Night in SC continues its dynamic summer series of live Latin music and dancing tomorrow, Friday, September 10. Upstate International’s free public event is a community celebration of Latin culture. the event tomorrow will be the last of the 3-part series and take place on the new Camperdown Plaza in front of the AC Hotel. Hosted by Upstate International and Pura Alegría Dance Company, Salsa at Sunset will feature a free group dance lesson, live bands, dancing, and a cash bar, from 6:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening.
Salsa at Sunset provides an opportunity to engage in the arts and experience the joy of cultural music and dance, while at the same time encouraging diverse communities to participate together. Art, whether it is music, dance, painting or something else, is a universal language. Upstate International and Pura Alegria are delighted to share 3 nights this summer of free music and dance, connecting us with our neighbors, and building a stronger, more welcoming community.
After having enjoyed the sultry sounds of the Marcel Portila band on July 16 and the energy of David Rodriguez and the Latin Caravan on August 13, we will wrap up our series on Friday, September 10, with the C.O.T Band, founded by Willie Ziavino & Juan Bonini. Coming all the way from Atlanta to participate in Salsa at Sunset, the C.O.T Band will play a musical fusion of Caribbean Rhythms with elements of Funk, Pop and Brazilian beats. The band loves to play salsa, timba, merengue, cumbia, bachata, ballenato, reggaeton, bolero, rumba, samba, samba reggae, bossa nova and more.
Pura Alegría Dance Company will lead a complimentary beginners’ Salsa class at the start of each event. The plaza will fill with hundreds of people learning to dance the basic steps, building community and setting the tone for an exciting free, family-friendly evening of music and dancing under the stars.
Founded in 1998, Upstate International is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.