Northern California is still rocking from the tidal wave of support for Salsa De La Bahia – the recently released 2 CD anthology of SF Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz artists. On September 12 the dance floor was packed and the music was hot and steamy at the nearly sold-out CD release party hosted at Yoshi’s Oakland. The mambos and cha chas of Edgardo Cambon Y Su Candela, flanked by Bay Area icons Wayne Wallace, Roger Glenn, John Calloway and Anthony Blea fired up the dancers so much that nobody wanted to go home at the end of the set.
Special thanks for this stellar event go to Luis Medina, guest DJ and music director at KPFA 94.1 FN who delivered infectious, hard core salsa grooves and Chuy Varela, master of ceremonies, who is known around the globe as an enthusiastic Latin Music, DJ, historian and music director for KCSM 91.1 FM
Final kudos to Andy Gilbert, whose elegantly written article Salsa de la Bahia Anthology Shows Evolution of Latin Music in Bay Area tapped into the public’s hunger for this land mark project and vaulted the album in to the #1 favorite load for Latin Jazz and Salsa on Amazon. Check out his article ‘Salsa de la Bahia’ Anthology Shows Evolution of Latin Music in Bay Area