Puerto Rico to Celebrate National Salsa Day

Puerto Rico will be celebrating the 27th edition of its Día Nacional de la Salsa [National Salsa Day] on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Hato Rey.

This year the music festival will include the participation of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Corporación Latina, the Zodiac Orchestra, Dom Perignon y la Puertorriqueña, and Del Sur al Norte, among others. Leading singers such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pedro Brull, Luisito Carrión, and Yolanda Rivera, will perform the most famous compositions by maestro Johnny Ortiz, one of the honorees. Fans will be able to enjoy interpretations of songs like “Catalina La O,” “Ojos,” “El llanto de las flores,” “No se compara,” “Borinqueñeando,” “Me gustas,” and “Caramelito del campo,” among other classics from Ortiz’s vast array of compositions.

Among other honorees, this one-day salsa festival will also render tribute to veteran impresario Héctor Maisonave, who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at New York’s Lincoln Center in recognition of more than 50 years managing artists and producing musical shows, and Ángel Luis “Paleco” Córdova, who has been a valued resource for many famous salsa band shows for almost 50 years, including his ongoing work with El Gran Combo.

See Yolanda Rivera performing “Hasta que se rompa el cuero” at

For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.primerahora.com/diario/noticia/musica/espectaculosasi/banquete_musical_en_el_dia_nacional_de_la_salsa/368459

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9 thoughts on “Puerto Rico to Celebrate National Salsa Day

    1. Hello Yessenia:
      The 2011 Salsa Festival will be held July 16-30. We will be posting more news as the time draws near.
      IR

      1. That is right. Yessenia asked “When is the Festival de la Salsa?” The 2011 Salsa Festival will be held July 16-30.

        For those of you who want to know when is the National Day of Salsa, it is March 20, 2011.

  1. hace falta mas antusiasmo de Pto Rico aqui en nuestra ciudades de Nueva Jersey y Nueva Yor, ya que se le hace mucho enfasis a las demas tierra latinas, queremos que nuestra musica sobre abunde y nuestra gente se sienten como en su casa.
    Gracias a Cuba y La Republica por su rimbos tan sabroso pero Pto Rico que pasa. Pa Lante que estamos esperando.

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