Montreal Salsa Convention

Montreal Salsa Convention

March 12, 2009 14:30 ET

5th Montreal Salsa Convention: Quebec's Biggest Salsa Event

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 12, 2009) - Les Productions San Tropez are pleased to announce the Montreal Salsa Convention wich will be held April 15 to 19, 2009, at Montreal's Hyatt Regency hotel and Metropolis concert hall. The Convention is the biggest event of the year for Quebec's Salsero community, and is expected to attract over 5,000 Latin music enthusiasts.

Salsa's top performers

The Montreal Salsa Convention is open to the public, and features five days of live performances from leading Salsa artists from Montreal, Toronto and the international community (New York, Miami, San Francisco, Boston, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Mexico), two days of outstanding dance workshops with world-renowned instructors including legendary "Mambo King" Eddie Torres, and of course, the Convention's closing event, i.e. the much anticipated April 19 competition that is a qualifier for the World Salsa Championships. The Convention will deliver the very best Salsa has to offer, and a party atmosphere that will be ensured by music groups and DJs such as the New Swing Sextet and popular New York DJ Henry Knowles, official DJ of the Puerto Rico World Salsa Congress.

A convention for everyone

The general public's participation is a fundamental feature of the Convention. That is why this year, the event will include a Salsa workshop for beginners, Saturday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency hotel, just before the evening show. Says renowned Salsa instructor and Convention CEO Sonia Kyriacou: "We notice a pattern everywhere we teach and perform: no one judges you when you're Salsaing, people shed their preconceptions on the dance floor. We all become citizens of the world, free of cultural, racial or religious differences."

The Montreal Salsa Convention is being presented by Les Productions San Tropez, under the artistic direction of Sonia Kyriacou and Moris Alvarenga.


A press kit, which includes the full schedule, can be obtained upon request

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