Metro Art Presents: Salsa Night – La Picante

Union Station Ticketing Hall

July 20, 2018 from 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Turn up the heat as one of Southern California’s most exciting and progressive salsa bands, LA Picante takes over one of Union Station’s most majestic spaces!

This event is free and open to the public, no RSVPs required.

  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors at 7:30 pm)
  • 8:00 – 8:30 pm Introductory “salsa suelta” lesson by Kati Hernandez

Join us for a Latin dance party as Metro Art presents a vivacious night of salsa featuring live music by the dynamic band LA Picante, playing a unique blend of classics by such greats as Ruben Blades, Willie Colon and Los Van Van. The group is composed of musicians who have played in some of the top bands in Los Angeles.

Kati Hernandez will kick things off at 8:00 PM with a “salsa suelta” lesson (salsa without a partner), followed by the social dance and live music by La Picante.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Founded in 2005, LA Picante plays a celebrated blend of classic salsa, collectively drawing from years of experience playing with the top Latin jazz and salsa groups in Los Angeles. This outfit of seven musicians has traveled throughout the world sharing the stage with such acts as Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, Tambu, Jay McNeeley and Poncho Sanchez among others.

A native of Cuba, Kati Hernandez brings to the United States her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after educator and performer, nationally and internationally. In Los Angeles, Hernandez is a central figure in a large dance community where she hosts weekly, monthly and annual Cuban events and folkloric dance, drums, AND singing workshops. Hernández is the artist director and choreographer of Kimbambula Cuban dance and music ensemble, based in LA.