Salsa has become a global phenomenon. In any country people can be found who appreciate the music, the dance and the culture associated with it. Events known as Congresses or Congressos can be found all over the world from New York to Italy, Zurich, Isreal, China and Puerto Rico. Chicago’s International Salsa Congress (CISC) has come into its eleventh year with a bang. Created by Saladeen Alamin and Rosita Ragin-Alamin, this particular congress gives voice many of the latin inspired dance companies in the Chicago area such as Gifted Souls, Siboney, Frenesi, Urban Vibe and many others.
The Chicago International Salsa Congress is a fascinating place with people joining together for the experience of live music and entertainment. It is not just Salsa but also includes Cha-Cha, Merengue, Bachata, and sometimes a playful line dance gets thrown in. As always the goal is to expose local dancers and dance appreciators to international and nationally known artists and showcase local talent. Headliners like Tito Ortos and Tamara from Puerto Rico, are Congress favorites having visited over one hundred cities performing and teaching. And what would salsa be without music…. good thing we don’t need to find out with live bands playing every night including Fruko from Columbia, Yoko from Japan, and Cuco Valoy from the Dominican Republic.
The beauty in having world class instructors, performers and bands in one weekend allows Chicagoan’s
to celebrate and throw one big party. And they party hard with social dancing until 3am.
Look for more information at www.chicagosalsacongress.com