Who makes the best Salsa in Albuquerque? At the Old Town Salsa Fiesta, 40 contestants make their Salsa on site and you can be the judge. Join the party with salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting!
Eighth Annual Salsa Fiesta was a success on Saturday, September 15th
Thank you for attending Salsa fiesta to taste the flavors, feel the rhythms, and dance to the sounds of salsa.
You voted for your favorite salsa recipe!
First Place: Kristine Jaramillo
Second Place: Michael Lovato
Third Place: AnaLisa Cordoba
See you next year!
Here is an outline of the 2012 event:
Salsa Recipe Competition
A Salsa Fiesta in New Mexico wouldn't be complete without a. This contest showcases the best salsa recipes from non-professional cooks in the region.
1 – 4 p.m. Preparation and Presentation
4 – 6:30 p.m. Public Tasting and Voting ($5 to Taste and Vote)
All of the votes will be counted at 6:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced at the Gazebo!
The Salsa music will start at 1 p.m. and will come from every direction in Old Town throughout the day. In the evening enjoy the lively and energetic sounds of La Excelencia as it creates the rhythm and beats for a fun evening of hot music and even hotter dancing.
Salsa music will be presented in the smaller patios throughout Old Town with the Gazebo acting as a central meeting point for the bands.
1 p.m. - Mala Maña
2:15 p.m. - Havana Son
3:30 p.m. - Charanga Del Valle
4:45 p.m. - En-Joy
6:15 p.m. - Dance Demonstration
7:30 p.m. - La Excelencia
Best known as 'The New Generation of Salsa Dura,' La Excelencia brings modern vitality and social consciousness to the salsa genre, taking their bold sounds to salsa dancers and fans around the world.
Founded in 2005 by percussionists José Vázquez-Cofresí and Julián Silva, La Excelencia boasts an 11-piece orchestra with music full of powerful arrangements, free flowing brass and hard-driving percussion.
Church St. at Romero
1 p.m. - Baracaldo
2 p.m. - Encuentro
3 p.m. - Picoso
4 p.m. - Havana Son
1 p.m. - Cielo
2 p.m. - Tumbao
3 p.m. - Rumba Sin Rumbo
4 p.m. - Encuentro
1 p.m. - Los Primos
2 p.m. - Candela
3 p.m. - Baracaldo
4:30 p.m. - Picoso
Poco a Poco
1 p.m. - Rumba Sin Rumbo
2:30 p.m. - Tierra De Santa Fe
4 p.m. - Candela
Plaza Don Luis
Noon - 6 p.m. Plaza Don Luis will play host this year to a wide variety of kid’s activities,
Including face painting, rock climbing, and Clan Tynker.