Alma Del Barrio: First Annual Salsa Fest this Sunday


cristian on sunday oct 26

Life is better when you dance, so come dance


@ The Lawton Plaza, adjacent to LMU Library

with four top LA Bands:

Jose “Perico” Hernandez y Son de la Tierra
Cal State LA Afro-Latin Ensemble
The Echo Park Project
Son Mayor

FREE Lesson 11:20-11:50am with 8x world champion Cristian Oviedo

You will find an amazing dance floor and delicious food vendors.

FREE parking at the parking structure.

FREE entrance! Que siga la rumba!!!

Please share spread the word about this wonderful salsa & family friendly event—NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED

“Alma Del Barrio has been on the Los Angeles airwaves since the fall of 1973, when it was started by Enrique “Kiki” Soto and Raul Villa, then students at the Weschester campus of Loyola Marymount University. KXLU 88.9 Los Angeles is a LMU radio station licensed by the Federal Communiations Commission (FCC) to be a non-commercial, educational station. It has been assigned a radiating power of 3000 watts, which means its reach is limited, but for those living on the west side or surrounding areas, it is truly a great treat and something you should NOT be missing out on!


Alma Del Barrio is a radio program that aims to educate its listening audience on the type of music that it is listening to, its roots, its artists, its history and its cultural importance. Guests on the show also discuss ranging topics within the Latino culture, such as Latino film, Latino poetry, Latino painting, etc. The show is transmitted in English and Spanish, simultaneously, and listeners can also call in to make requests.


The current on-air staff of Alma Del Barrio includes Gustavo Aragon, Cristina Banuelos, Andres Buritica, Jose Cristobal, Joaquin del Torro, Guido Herrera, Laura Herrera, Rosalva Lara, Eddie Lopez, Albert Price, Jose Sandigo, and Kat Soto.


Tune in and listen to Alma Del Barrio! Make it a part of who you are every weekend. ¡Que siga la Rumba!” From Salsa Hook

 Want to know more about salsa in Los Angeles? Read Lisa’s article on 10best places to dance salsa in USA Today.


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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