Salsa, merengue and timba lovers will gather once again in Houston to celebrate the musical, cultural and culinary heritage of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. The internationally recognized PRC Festival is the largest celebration of salsa and merengue music and Caribbean culture west of the Mississippi.
Tito Nieves, Issac Delgado and Mala Fe -- three of the most recognizable names in salsa, timba and merengue -- will provide hours of the best tropical music sure to please the most demanding salseros, timberos and merengueros attending the PRC Festival. Known as "The Pavarotti of Salsa," Nieves will bring to Houston the best of salsa/tropical music to three decades of fans. Nieves will bring hits that made millions fall in love with salsa, sonambulo and senora ley, as well as the new songs from his latest album, "Mi ultima grabacion."
Headliners will take song requests via the Festival's Facebook page.
Additionally, the 12-hour festival will feature local artists, DJs, bands and dance groups, including Angelucho y su Copa Cabana, Mi Rumba, Grupo Ka-Che, Rainel Pino, Pachangara, Cecille Araujo, Son 7, LD Dance Company, Michael Gonzalez, Amanda Suarez, Gifted Souls, Kanonazo Dance Co, Salrica Dance Co, Yamid Rodriquez, DJ Rodolfo El Chamo, DJ Jo Jo, DJ Salserin, DJ Ill-Set and DJ Gonzo.
"Salsa music bears no boundaries. At PRC Festival you see people from all walks of life and from different countries, dancing together, eating together and laughing together," said Javier Ferrer, the organizer and creator of the PRC Festival. "Just as my grandmother in Puerto Rico used to say, 'great company, delicious food and good music always make us dance and laugh,' we have all that at PRC Fest."
In addition to the music and dance acts, Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican restaurants will offer Caribbean delicacies. Exhibits and stands with souvenirs and arts and crafts are available. A portion of the PRC Festival proceeds will be donated to NHPO offering Hispanic professionals with career opportunities, professional development and leadership training.
For more information visit prcfestival.com. For tickets, visit prcfestival2012.eventbrite.com.
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