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Interview with Salsa and Latin Trombonist, Jimmy Bosch, filmed at the 2007 Hamburg Salsa Festival


Jimmy Bosch (c. 1960, aka "El Trombon Criollo", is a jazz and Salsa Music trombonist composer and bandleader of Puerto Rican descent born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Interview with Albert Torres, filmed July 2007 at the Hamburg Salsa Festival.


Albert Torres is the world’s premier producer of live Salsa Music and Dance events.

His passion for Salsa has been an inspiration to a countless number of people from all walks of life and his continuous efforts to globalize Salsa have made a major impact on the preservation and accessibility of both Salsa Music and Salsa Dance around the world.

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We filmed this interview at the first edition of the Salsa Kingdom festival in the UK, in 2008. Salsa Kingdom only ran for a couple of years but the first one had a big budget, with the likes of Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta II, New Swing Sextet, Henry Knowles, Tito & Tamara and a whole host of international acts.

Eddie took some time out after rehearsal to speak with us;



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The 7th Scottish Salsa Congress

6th to 9th February 2015

The Mammoth of the Scottish Salsa Events and the award winner of the LUKAS 2014 award as the best dance festival of 2014.

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Grosvenor Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF

Places are limited and LAST YEAR THE HOTEL WAS SOLD OUT AND FULL PASSES SOLD OUT,so Book now your early bird price online @ or contact

Friday night live band Mambo con Rumbo

FULL WORKSHOPS & PARTY £100 Includes all workshops shows and parties on Friday Saturday & Sunday
SATURDAY PASS £55 Includes All Saturday workshops and Party
SUNDAY PASS £55 Includes All Sunday workshops and Party

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The 12th 5Star London Salsa Congress..
Taking Place over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend.

"Voted Best Dance Festival 2 years running & Runner Up ."LUKAS AWARD"

1st - 4th May 2015


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We filmed this at Larrys apartment in November 2007 - we'd been in NYC for just over a week getting interviews for Salsa Central, buying music, hooking up with friends, and other activities.

We’d called Larry every day since we arrived, but he was busy with various commitments and I began to feel like this was one was slipping through our fingers. Persistance paid off, however, and Larry finally agreed for us to come over on the morning of the day we were due to leave New York.

It was an amazing experience and one of my highights of working on Salsa-Central, although it barely scratches the surface.
Larry is such a great guy and it was an honour to meet him!!


Visit Larry Harlows website at


Interview with Larry Harlow.
Larry Harlow is a true living legend of Afro-Cuban music. Born in Brooklyn, New York, his early influences were his father Buddy, who was a professional bass player and his mother Rose, who sang opera. A graduate of the prestigious N.Y. High School of Music and Art, he excelled on oboe, flute, violin, bass and the instrument that he is most noted for, the piano. Although jazz and the piano styling of Art Tatum were his first love, his growing exposure as a teenager to the music and culture of the New York Latino community fascinated him.

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Salsa Central was originally launched way back in May 2007 as an online Salsa and Latin Music and Dance Magazine. We featured current news, CD and event reviews, video and written interviews, articles, an events calendar, directory, shop, and more, and regularly attended, worked at and supported numerous events across the world.

Highlights of our time running the website included;

Various trips to NYC to interview some prominent artists, including Larry Harlow at his apartment in Manhatten, Chino Nunez and George Delgado in the Bronx, La Excelencia, New Swing Sextet, and many more.

Thanksgiving at Jimmy Bosch's house.

Running our own annual weekender, selling out every time

Running our parties

Handling PR for a number of CD releases

Driving 4 hours to Boston for the congress, straight off our flight from the UK and falling asleep missing the first night.

Meeting Lou, who ran El Barrio records at the time

Going to the Pulpos Hot Bread album launch party and interviewing Pulpo, with a cameo from Oscar Hernandez

Plus lots more amazing memories....

We took a little time out to focus on our work in the Group Exercise industry and didn't have the capacity to keep Salsa Central running, but now we've relaunched on a much smaller and more manageable scale, where we'll be reporting our archive of amazing footage and interviews collected over the years.

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