Strings and Salsa Brings Locally-Bred, Latin-Influenced Show to Harbison Theatre, Jan. 22, 2016

There's nothing like live Salsa dancing and Cuban-pop rhythms to spice up a cold winter night. Strings and Salsa, Charleston, S.C.-based Latin-pop music and dance ensemble, will swing into Columbia for one night only at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Charleston-based Salsa group swings into the Midlands with spicy show

There’s nothing like live Salsa dancing and Cuban-pop rhythms to spice up a cold winter night. Strings and Salsa, Charleston, S.C.-based Latin-pop music and dance ensemble, will swing into Columbia for one night only at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Strings and Salsa blends live Salsa dancing with traditional Cuban music, orchestral string arrangements and Latino pop variations on Billboard chart-topping hits for an interactive, energetic performance that brings a modern twist to a traditional art form.

“I can’t wait for Columbia to experience Strings and Salsa. There is, literally, no time like the present for celebrating a reconnection of Cuban and Euro-American tradition,” says Katie Fox, Executive Director at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. “This crew has been packing the house in Charleston for the past year. Audiences at Charleston’s Music Hall have jumped right up on stage to join the party, and now we can do that here!”

Covering hits from the likes of Pharrell Williams to Stevie Wonder, the performance group matches fun, spirited songs with live on-stage dancing, encouraging the audience to get up and join in on the excitement.

“I love the celebratory feeling of Strings and Salsa,” notes Fox. “You can sense the joy the musicians feel in having found each other and in forming a new sound. Adding in the dancers just physically demonstrates that exuberance.”

Founded in May 2013 by Robbi Kenney, Charleston-based professional violinist and entrepreneur – who has worked with Yo Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLaughlin and more – Strings and Salsa is composed of six Cuban jazz musicians, five classically trained string players, three vocalists and two dancers.

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College is proud to bring Strings and Salsa to the Midlands in an effort to help support and sustain the careers of South Carolina-based, professional artists.

Strings and Salsa’s one-night-only performance at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit Harbison Theatre [dot] org.

 

Ticketing Details

Individual show tickets as well as packages are available now at Harbison Theatre [dot] org. Buyers may also order tickets via phone at 803-407-5011, or in person at the Harbison Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The box office also will open two hours prior to each show in the Signature Series.

 

About Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Rooted in the performing arts, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers programs and productions that encourage reflection, examination and discovery; and that provide entertainment, education and opportunity to professionals, learners and community members in all stages of life. To learn about upcoming events, purchase tickets, or pursue sponsorship and volunteer opportunities with Harbison Theatre, please visit Harbison Theatre [dot] org.​

 

Please note: As part of its ongoing rebranding process, Midlands Technical College is transitioning PR and marketing efforts to an internal team. Please feel free to contact Chloe Rodgers at Flock and Rally with immediate questions, and meanwhile please add Emily Gould, Marketing Manager for Midlands Technical College, to your contacts: 803.691.3680, goulde [at] midlands tech [dot] edu. 

About Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to four-year colleges and universities in the state, MTC enrolls approximately 18,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually has 30,000 enrollments and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year Midlands Tech [dot] edu.

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