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  • Ismael Miranda “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa”  & FANIA All-Star Legend

    Ismael Miranda “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” & FANIA All-Star Legend

    Miranda was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico. As a child he always wanted to be a musician. Miranda grew up in New York City on East 13th Street in Manhattan’s East Village. His musical inclination led him to form two different juvenile groups, “The 4J’s and Little Junior” and “The Class Mates” by the time he was eleven years old. He sang and played the conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis’s Muscular […]

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  • DJ David Cruz – Houston, TX

    DJ David Cruz – Houston, TX

    DJ David Cruz has earned the name “The Evil Genius”. So what is it that makes him such a hot commodity that promoters will fly him half way around the world for him to play records….or should I say perform. There are few DJ’s that can produce the energy that DJ David Cruz does in the club. When he is at work you can feel the intensity and passion he has for the music. As he switches from record to […]

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  • DJ Nelson Torres – New York

    DJ Nelson Torres – New York

    A native New Yorker, of Puerto Rican descent, Nelson has been a DJ for over 20 years. While he is knowledgeable in various genres of music, it is his skill of programming salsa that has earned him international recognition. Nelson is grateful to have had the pleasure of DJing for dancers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. In New York City he has worked at some of the most popular nightclubs as well as the live radio broadcast from […]

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  • Caliente – Houston, TX

    Caliente – Houston, TX

    Caliente, Houston Press Best Latin Band Award Winner, is the nationally acclaimed repertoire ensemble for Diaz Music Institute. Caliente is the only youth group to receive the prestigious Houston Press Awards is under the direction of Jose Antonio Diaz, the ensemble has appeared with some of the music industry’s biggest stars such as Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, Frankie Negron, Jimmy Bosch, Pete Escovedo, Danilo Perez, Nestor Torres, David Sanchez, Dave Valentin, Miguel Zenon, John Santos, Brenda K Starr and the […]

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  • DJ Masaru – Houston, TX

    DJ Masaru – Houston, TX

    Born from a Japanese family in Lima Peru, Juan Masaru Fukuda was a kid who loved music and dance since a early age. Now at the age of 28, he is one of the hottest dj’s in the club scene in Houston, TX and also in the salsa world. Also he is has a live mixing show for “Tu Musica 104.9 fm” which is a Univision Radio Station. DJ Masaru behind the turntables is a very energetic and skilled dj […]

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Our Story

It started as an idea between friends, bringing a congress to Texas where at the time Texas had no active congress in the entire state. A congress that would showcase Texas Salsa talent, bring awareness of salsa to the community and raise money for scholarships. Together David Melendez and Ruby Rivera worked hard and in January 2004, the Texas Salsa Congress was born.

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