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Salsa a summer night away

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15 February 2005

Salsa a summer night away

There’s some sizzlin’ good salsa to get your hips shimmying at the Solid Gold Saturday Kantuta Festival on Saturday 26 February at Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden.

The free Latin concert, which is part of Auckland City’s Music in Parks series, runs from 5.30pm to 9pm and is supported by 93.4 Solid Gold FM.

Aucklanders are invited to bring their dancing shoes along for a free salsa dance lesson at this mini Salsa Festival, along with their picnic baskets.

Salsa music and the accompanying dance style have been gaining great popularity worldwide in recent years.

Salsa is a movement born out of Afro-Caribbean music. The music originated in Cuba in the 1930s.

“Salsa brings together people of all backgrounds in a place where they are not judged by how they hold themselves, but how well they let go,” says Eduardo Diaz Kantuta, New Zealand’s own salsa specialists.

Kantuta, who will feature at the festival, have been inspired by the musical influences and varied cultural backgrounds of the group’s members. They perform a unique style of modern Latino music and rhythms including Salsa, Merengue, Modern, Latin Dance tunes and classic Latin favourites. They will be joined at the festival by a special guest Latin group who will be announced on the day.

Listen to 93.4 Solid Gold FM for more details.

The Solid Gold Saturday Kantuta Festival is just one of more than 60 free events provided by Auckland City, in association with Radioworks, and all are part of the Ak@Play summer events programme.


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