San Francisco Bachata Festival Performers

Domenic Marte: Main Event Saturday @ the Parc 55 Hotel

Domenic Marte is a stateside bachata singer, songwriter, and producer with a light pop touch who made his solo debut in 2004 on Sony Discos and who has a number of tropical airplay hits to his credit. Based in Massachusetts and of Dominican heritage, Marte released his full-length album debut, Intimamente, in 2004 under the abbreviated name Domenic M (he would use his full name thereafter). The album spawned a series of hits, beginning with "Ven Tu," a Top Ten hit on Billboard's Latin Tropical Airplay chart; follow-up singles "Ella Se Llevo Mi Vida" and "La Quiero" also registered on the tropical airplay chart, going Top 20 and Top 40, respectively. Around the same time, Marte was featured on a couple songs on fellow Massachusetts singer Bylli Crayone's 2005 self-titled album, most notably the song "Toyfriend." In 2007 Marte released his second album, Deseos de Amarte, which, similar to its predecessor, spawned a Top Ten tropical airplay hit in the title track and a modest follow-up hit, "Con los Ojos Cerrados.View Domenic Marte's website

AVANCE - Friday @ the Parc 55 Hotel

AVANCE originates and consists of the hottest and newest talents the San Francisco Bay Area has come to know. Four electrifying bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast. You put this all together and you get a new and unique sound that crosses the language barrier: Spanish and English. Leading the group is Carlos Santana percussionist/musical director, Karl Perazzo and Co-Founder/Vocalist Armando Cordoba. From Central America, Luis Morales, Jeff Cordoba, Jimmy Flores and Armando Cordoba, bring to the table each, his own style of vocals; enriching each song with it’s own personality. Rich vocals and an exhilarating dance show, these singers leave all audiences wanting more! AVANCEs’ musical productions combine and fuse all the different styles of salsa: Puerto Rican, Cuban, New York, and Colombian. Add to the mix R&B/pop, then you’ve got yourself a group with diversity and innovation, yet always familiar to the ear, and more importantly to the soul. AVANCEs’ ultimate goal is to spread their music and inspire all over the world. When you see and hear AVANCE you're guaranteed three things: Sizzle, Style and most of all SWING!!! View Avance's Website

Mazacote - Saturday @ the Parc 55 Hotel

Mazacote is the hard-swinging, old-school salsa group led by legendary percussionist Louie Romero, who came to fans’ attention as the longtime timbales player for famed salsero "El Cantante" Hector Lavoe. Louie is also renowned for his work with Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz, Ron Carter, and other salsa and jazz stars in his native New York. Based in San Francisco, Mazacote plays a crowd-pleasing, high-energy mixture of classic salsa favorites and original latin jazz tunes. It’s no wonder that Latin Beat magazine called Mazacote "one of the premier salsa ensembles in Northern California" View Mazacote's Website

Montuno Swing: Thursday Pre-Party @ Roccapulco

Montuno Swing is a salsa band that produces a big crisp sound. The band is a collection of outstanding Bay Area musicians with a laundry list of credentials to back them up. Christian Tumalan (band director & pianist), David Pinto (bass), Omar Ledezma Jr. (timbales & vocals), Oscar Soltero (bongo & vocals), Edgardo Cambon (congas & vocals), Adam Theis (trombone), and Luke Kirley (trombone) hail from different areas of Latin America and the USA resulting in a sound influenced by an eclectic mix of backgrounds. This is a collective of well-seasoned artists bringing together juicy trombone tunes, long-tickling piano solos, and clever percussion beats sending you spinning across the floor. Montuno Swing is not only a music lover's gem, but also a dancer's band. They give salseros lots to grab onto for movement, lots to groove to. So,shake off that attitude pilgrim, the holidays are just getting started. Go dancing! View their site!

Freddie Munoz and his Bachata Band: Sunday @ Parc55

Freddie Munoz sings some of the most original and classic romantic Bachata songs. Also, these ballads reveals Freddie signature voice no bachata lover can deny. Freddie Munoz is one of the brightest new additions to hit the latin/tropical music scene. Slowly growing into popularity, Freddie hits a positive note with everyone who crosses his path. His love for bachata and his sexy distinctive voice has made him an obvious interest in the latin market and he's only just begun. Freddie was born in Cataño, PR and was raised in the Bronx with a heightened sense music appreciation. His admiration for the childhood sounds of El Grand Combo, Marc Anthony, Frankie Ruiz, Hector Lavoe, etc. is evident. And now, evolved as a bachata artist Freddie Munoz will take his turn to bring you the best in new bachata ballads following the talents of Aventura, Toby Love, Marcy Place, etc. Located in L.A. and NYC, Freddie is now laying the ground work of what is to be his dymamic debut! View his website!

Son de Caña - Tuesday (Glas Kat)

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Vassili and his Group: Friday

Vassili can loosely be compared to such breakaway and high-energy world music artists such as Ozomatli, Gipsy Kings, Santana, Manu Chau and the Afro Celt Sound System, but all similarities stop there. Made up of virtuoso musicians, singers and dancers from around the world, COTR blend their Flamenco, Greek, and Rock roots creating, a lush and melodic sound driven by infectious Latin and Middle-Eastern grooves. The group is fronted by lead singer Vassili, who grew up on the Greek Islands, and former metal head turned flamenco guitarist Eric Jaeger. Sharing the spotlight is Barcelona-born flamenco dancer Encarnación. Their electrifying and sexy concerts showcase outstanding musicianship and songwriting with world-class dance performances. Both world music aficionados and those new to the genre agree - COTR puts on one of the most unifying and entertaining shows in the world. Check out Vassili here!



San Francisco Bachata Festival is partnering with the SF Salsa Festival to bring you TWO great events, under one roof, in the greatest city on Earth. What are you waiting for - Get Your Tickets NOW!

Main Events:

Workshops all day!
Main Event, Parc 55, Salsa Band!
Featuring Avance & Vassili

Workshops All Day!
Dominic Marte + his full band
Plus Mazacote

Workshops, Music, Dancing
Live Band: Freddie Munoz

Pre-Event Parties:

Monday Night:
Rockit Room: Opening Pre-Party

Tuesday Night:
Another Pre Party @ Glas Kat
Live Band: Son de Caña

Wednesday Night:
Super Exclusive Dance Party
@ Jelly's Club on Pier 50

Thursday Night:
Pre Party, Roccapulco
Live Band: Montuno Swing

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SalsaCrazy (SF)
Rodchata (SF)
Juan Gil (SF)
Jesus Ortiz(SF)
Seaon Stylist (SF)
Tomaj Trenda (SF)
Ava Apple (SF)
Rodolfo Guzman (SF)

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