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November Salsa Dance Party at Mass MOCA with La Excelencia

(Larry Murray, Berkshire on Stage) From our News Desk: Mass MoCA’s Hunter Center becomes the site of a Latin explosion on Saturday, November 5, as La Excelencia brings its young outlook to the energizing sound of Salsa Dura.

This self-proclaimed “New Generation of Salsa Dura” rehashes classic salsa from the ’70s, maintaining the genre’s traditions while expanding upon its sound. They arrive with a history of spotlight performances, including Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series and a concert at Barbican Hall in London for a BBC Latin Music USA television program.

Music and dance lovers of all levels are invited to a friendly dance party which is very up close and personal as this typical performance video shows. And don’t worry about the footwork. At Mass MoCA the whole shebang kicks off with dance instruction by Jacob’s Pillow funded in part by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance at Mass MoCA.