Salsa to the Sounds of Latin America

26th Annual Latin American Festival set for Oct. 15

Escrito el 03 Oct 2017
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NORTH CHARLESTON – Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park! This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe.

All ages are invited to come groove to live Latin music from six-piece band Sharey & su grupo Klave from 12 – 1 p.m. The high energy Bakalao Stars will bring Latin Ska music to the stage from 2 – 3 p.m., and guests will end the day dancing along with the 12-piece horn group Orquesta Mayor from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

The festival will also feature high-energy performances and demonstrations. Charleston-based Buen Ache Dance Company will take the stage at 1 p.m. This group specializes in telling stories though vibrant performances, focusing on the African contribution to Latino culture, music and dance. Members dress in brilliant costumes and draw on the folkloric dances of Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean nations. Captivating Capoeira Charleston, a Brazilian martial arts group, will perform at 1:30 p.m. This ensemble’s folkloric presentation uses 500-year-old acrobatic movements, interactions and musical instruments to engage the audience and teach the Capoeira art form.

At the beginning of the festival and between sets, DJ Luigi of Latin Groove Charleston will keep dancers on their feet by spinning the hottest salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata and reggaeton hits. Festival-goers can show off their skills at the 3:30 p.m. salsa dance contest. After visitors work up an appetite on the dance floor, they’re invited to indulge in authentic cuisine from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, along with traditional festival foods and beverages. Kids will enjoy jump castles, crafts and the Charleston County Public Library’s educational area at Cypress Hall.

Event admission to the Latin American Festival is $10. College students receive a discounted rate of $5 with a valid ID. Gold Pass holders and children ages 12 and under are free! No outside food, alcohol or coolers permitted. No dogs allowed. For more information, call (843) 795-4386, visit, or download our app. This event is brought to you by Boeing, Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks.

Stage Schedule:

12 – 1 p.m. – Sharey & su grupo Klave

1 – 1:30 p.m. – Buen Ache Dance Company

1:30 – 2 p.m. – Capeoira Charleston

2 – 3 p.m. – Bakalao Stars

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Salsa Dance Contest with DJ Luigi of Latin Groove Charleston

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Orquesta Mayor

Wilfredo Leon
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