Isla de Salsa 2016 – 20th Anniversary

06/22/2016 11:00 No Comments

Isla de Salsa is back – the musical melting pot is bringing its signature Latin spice to Fukuoka once again! For the festival’s 20th anniversary it’s heading back to Nokonoshima Island, where the first few Isla de Salsa festivals took place all those years ago. With a stunning lineup of music and dance performances by international artists, you’ll be salsa-ing in the sand long into the evening. The headliner is salsa orchestra Tromboranga; this band uses trombones, strong percussion and “soneos” (voice improvisation among the chorus) to create raw and danceable music! The island is just a 10-minute ferry ride from Meinohama, but attendees can also opt to book a space in one of the communal bungalows (¥2,500 per person). Whether you spend the day listening to music, dancing, sampling a variety of food, gazing at unique artworks, riding a banana boat or just sunbathing, why not spice up your summer with Isla de Salsa?

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Want to see why we’re so excited to dust off our dancing shoes (and swimwear)? Read our report on last year’s event!

Or check out this video from last year:

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2016 Lineup

Headliner
TROMBORANGA – Salsa Orchestra
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Harnessing the energy of a new generation of cosmopolitan salseros based in Barcelona, Tromboranga has injected new life into the classic sound of hard salsa. In doing so, Tromboranga has quickly become the band of choice throughout Europe for reigniting dancers’ enthusiasm for the original Nuyorican salsa of the 1960s and 1970s. The group’s musical footprint also extends to the Americas via Puerto Rico, the U.S and Colombia, and now to Asia via Japan and Taiwan.

Watch Tromboranga perform Palo Pa La Campana:

PLUS!
Saturday Performances

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DIAMANTES
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Sakura y su Pinto con Pintura
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Fukuoka Joe
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Hakata High School Latin Band
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Satochiki
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Takeshi Sakasegawa
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Sunday Performances
SOFFet
SOFFet

SAHRA HALGAN TRIO
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Orquesta YAMBE
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Machao y Estrellas Hakata
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HAKATA KINJISHI TAIKO
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Didjemaka
Didjemaka

Plus many more great dance performances to keep you moving!

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Tickets

Advance Tickets: Adult One Day: ¥3,800, Adult Two Days: ¥7,000
* Junior high school students and younger: free!
* One Day tickets are just ¥2,500 for students (college/university), seniors (over 65 years), disabled persons.
* Married couples get 2 for 1 tickets.

Ticket Sales Starts on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
• e-plus (Family Mart): http://eplus.jp
• Ticket Pia: P-Code: 298-959
• Lawson Ticket:L-Code: 81376
• NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano

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Access
Isla de Salsa is held at Nokonoshima Camp Ground (Nokonoshima, Nishiku, Fukuoka 819-0012) in Fukuoka.

Nokonoshima Island can only be accessed by a ferry departing from ferry port “Noko Tosenba” in Meinohama. After arriving at Nokonoshima Ferry Port, take the shuttle bus to the venue. To get to the Meinohama ferry port:

From Tenjin
Take bus no. 300, 301, 302 or 304 from Tenjin Highway Bus Terminal-mae (1) stop

From Hakata
Take bus no. 312 from Hakata Bus Terminal 1F stop
Take bus no. 9, 301 or 302 from Hakata-ekimae A stop

From Meinohama Subway Station
Take bus no. 98 from Meinohama-eki stop

Check the Nishitetsu bus schedule here.

Please note: There is no parking on Nokonoshima. Please use public transport.

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Venue Map

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Accommodation
Festival-goers can book to stay in one of the bungalows (¥2,500 per person). There are hot showers and shared toilets. You sleep with everyone else, on tatami and with a blanket, making it like a big sleepover – more info here. You can also pitch a tent in the designated area, but you will be charged the same amount as a bungalow guest and advanced registration is required (contact them directly). If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there are some hotels and Japanese Inns on the island and in the Meinohama area.

Temporary luggage storage is available (surcharge applies, Isla de Salsa does not take any responsibility regarding loss or theft).

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>>>Isla de Salsa 2016 <<<
Nokonoshima Camp Ground, Nokonoshima Island
August 20th (Sat.) and 21st (Sun.)
Open: 12:30 / Start: 13:00 / Close: 21:00 (Sat.), 22:00 (Sun.) * Schedule is subject to change

Official website: www.isla-de-salsa.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isladesalsa/

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