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UHD Partners with Festival de la Salsa

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Get ready to Salsa! The Consulate General of the Republic Of Panama in Houston will host its opening consular reception for the first annual El Festival de la Salsa at UHD from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7.

The evening will be highlighted by a dynamic video and special music presentation of "La Evolucion de la Salsa," presented by award-winning Panamanian artist Raul Orlando Edwards.

The Festival is the biggest Salsa event in the state of Texas and will be from June 8-10 at Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana Street. The three day event will feature nine bands, 10 concerts, a CD release party, six dance workshops and much more.

UHD alumna Mary Frometa will perform her Venezuelan-influenced music at 7:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is the festival's launching Honorary Chair.

Tickets are $20 and packages and group rates are available.