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A salsa congress by any other name…

By awoodall
Monday, November 24th, 2008 at 5:47 pm in Fun Stuff to do in Oakland, Night Owl, Oakland nightlife.

is still a salsa congress, right? Well, consider the following. I was passing by the downtown Convention Center Saturday evening when I heard the sound of a horn section blaring and dancers swinging in unison coming from the Marriott lobby. It was the Seventh Annual San Francisco Salsa Congress. But the three-day event with 50 workshops, showcases and dance competitions that continued until 4 a.m. was in Oakland. So why is it called the San Francisco Salsa Congress and Oakland or at least Bay Area?????? Why was it not better publicized? We need some serious PR work on this city.

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4 Responses to “A salsa congress by any other name…”

  1. Monica Ruiz Says:

    Next years salsa congress is Nov. 19-22, 2009

    http://www.sfsalsacongress.com/2008/default.asp

  2. twins special Says:

    How do I add this to my RSS reader? Sorry I’m a newbie :(

  3. Marie Gunter Says:

    Registration is now open for the 8th Annual SF Bay Area International Salsa Congress!

    PB&G Productions, Inc. (hosts of the annual event) will kick-off the congress music series with a special concert at San Francisco Salsa hot spot Cafe Cocomo on Friday, August 21st — featuring “El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico”, one of Latin America’s most famous Salsa orchestras.

    Would be wonderful to get more exposure in Oakland/North Bay for both this high energy concert and the official 4 day Salsa Congress November 10-22, 2009 – Oakland Marriott Hotel and Visitor’s Center.

    Perhaps the Oakland Tribune will find this rich cultural event worthy of a write up. The SF Bay Area International Salsa Congress draws Latin music and dance enthusiasts from around the globe.

    For more information:
    http://www.sfsalsacongress.com

    Congress Directors available for interviews.
    Contact: Marie Gunter
    (650) 305-9254

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