On Saturday, May 13, 2023 there will be an open-air, day-time summer concert in Foster City, CA. The concert will celebrate the musical legacy of one of the most important and impactful figures in salsa music: Larry Harlow "El Judio Maravilloso." After his passing on August 20, 2021, The New York Times wrote: "In many ways, Larry Harlow — one of the central figures of salsa and its defining label, Fania Records — was a master at mixing the diverse musical connections between New York and the Caribbean. In a career that spanned six decades, he stitched together overlapping genres like rock, jazz and R&B and various Cuban genres like rumba, son and guaracha through intimate, soulful knowledge of both musical traditions."
This event will be, first and foremost, about music. Concert-goers should expect to be regaled with the sounds of salsa clásica, of salsa dura de los tiempos de La Fania — con Larry Harlow. And, of course, that means that salsa dancers that day will be hitting the large dance floor to the tunes of "Abran Paso," Señor Sereno," "Anacaona," y "Con La Mayor Elegacia," among other classics.
In addition, the festivities will feature exhibits, presentations, carefully-selected vendors of arts and crafts related to the cultural legacy of this amazing and enduring musical genre, and food vendors. We will be announcing the lineup and all relevant details soon, on this page. In the meantime, make sure to sign up to be first in line for pre-sales tickets.
Photo: Copyright: © Enid Farber 2004