Puerto Rico: “National Day of Salsa” in the Conservatory

Every year, on the third Sunday of March, the National Day of Salsa takes place in Puerto Rico. However during the entire month there are a variety of events related to this important celebration.

This was the case on Sunday, March 11th at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music where the traditional concert in commemoration of Salsa Day was held. Salsa devotees congregated in the Conservatory's Rafael Hernández Ampitheater to enjoy this cultural and musical expression. An expression that has gone around the world to become one of the most popular and most recognizable examples of Latin American and Caribbean music and dance.

This year the singer Cheo Feliciano and the singer and trumpet player Jerry Medina, two of the most important exponents of Salsa in Puerto Rico, joined the Conservatory students to celebrate the Day of Salsa.

Wilma Colón has shared some photos she shot of the event. All the photos are used with her consent.

Devotees of Salsa gathered together to enjoy the commerative concert for the National Salsa Day.

Trombone students from the Conservatory majoring in Caribbean Jazz & Music.

The singer and trompet player Jerry Medina.

Jerry Medina

Percussion students majoring in Caribbean Jazz and Music.

The singer Cheo Feliciano. As well as being a salsa signer, he is also known for singing boleros.

Conservatory students sing the choruses along with the guest Salsa singers.

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