Tuesday, September 27
Kings Of Salsa
“Direct from Havana, this one promises to be hot”
—The Boston Globe
“Sizzling eroticism and feverish euphoria”
– Culture & Media
Get ready for the feel-good, get-up-and-dance event of the fall, when the hip, electrifying Kings of Salsa ignite the stage at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater on Wednesday, October 12. The Music Hall, the performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus, welcomes this stunning new show featuring the fabulous Cuba Ashire Band and Cuba’s hottest young dancers, called “gods and goddesses of the dance floor” by the Bangkok Post.
The Kings of Salsa do much more than just salsa dancing: think Latin classics melded with contemporary and Afro-Caribbean dance moves, choreographed by one of the best young choreographers in Cuba, Roclan Gonzalez Chavez. He created this show to pay homage to the great Cuban performers and to feature the unique talents of some of the Island’s best dancers, picked from the cream of Cuba’s top dance companies. The electrifying mix of performers, choreographic styles, and irresistible Latin rhythms from the nine-piece Cuba Ashire band, make this a must-see show. “If you aren’t carried away by the tempestuous percussion and brass of the Cuba Ashire Band—not even a little jiggle of the shoulders—then check for a pulse,” says Hamburger Abendblatt Culture & Media.
Featuring the best of Havana’s cool street salsa and hip hop scene, Kings of Salsa—recently signed by Columbia Artists Management—seamlessly mixes traditional Afro-Caribbean moves, world-class contemporary dance, and the Latin classics: Mambo, Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha. “We can’t wait to bring the best of cool, contemporary Cuban music and dance to The Music Hall,” says Executive Director Patricia Lynch. “The evening is going to be hot, hot, hot. If you want to shed the weight of the world from your shoulders for an exuberant, unforgettable night, don’t miss it!”
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To purchase tickets
The Kings of Salsa will perform at The Music Hall Historic Theater on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $50 and $35 and are on sale now. They can be purchased at The Music Hall Box Office at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by phone at 603-436-2400, or online.
About The Music Hall
The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus —one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner from the Historic Theater. Acclaimed signature series bring top authors and artists to both stages, while HD broadcasts and independent film fill both screens. Two radio shows broadcast on NH Public Radio originate here. This dynamic arts center urges patrons to Explore + Learn via master classes, post film panel discussions, and matinees for children. An anchor cultural organization in this historic working seaport, The Music Hall is one of downtown Portsmouth’s biggest employers and largest contributors to the regional economy. The Music Hall is 501c3 nonprofit managed by a professional staff with the assistance of a volunteer board. Though global in the scope of its artists and programs, The Music Hall operates independently with the support of 3,000 members, 300 business supporters and 40 community partners. Welcoming more than 100,00o patrons (including 20,000 children) each year from the tri-state area and beyond, The Music Hall is the region’s center for the performing arts, literature and education…easy to get to, impossible to forget.
“The beating cultural heart of New Hampshire’s seacoast” – Boston Globe
About the Historic Theater
Step over the threshold of this landmark Victorian theater—the oldest in New Hampshire—and into the Beaux Arts Founders Lobby featuring superlative patron amenities. Upstairs, the elegant 900-seat auditorium, now restored to its 1878 splendor, has welcomed artists ranging from Mark Twain to Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. Patrons greet friends and neighbors in this community great room, a gathering place for conversation dating back to the days of Frederick Douglass. The original hardwood floor and horseshoe balcony ensure superior acoustics for stage and screen events. Full concessions are available in both lobbies. Tickets to all Music Hall events are sold at the Box Office located at the Historic Theater.
“The crown jewel of Portsmouth’s cultural scene, staging concerts, plays, movies, and even book readings. This meticulously restored theater holds its own with the best venues in Boston, attracting some of the nation’s most interesting entertainers.” – Yankee Magazine