Celebrating its 11th anniversary as one of Florida’s largest and FREE Hispanic events, CONGA CALIENTE, brings nationally and internationally recognized artists together drawing a crowd of over 50,000 from all over Florida and growing each year.
Tampa, Florida (October 28, 2014). Conga Caliente is a family-friendly quality festival that celebrates Hispanic cultural preservation through education, music and the arts.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Florida 33614
FREE Admission & Free Parking
at Raymond James Stadium parking lot near Al Lopez Park.
FEATURED MUSICAL TALENT
This year’s headliner is two-time Grammy and Emmy award winner ALBITA – considered one of the most authentic Cuban singers. Recognized as an international performer, she has toured the world and is recognized and respected in both Hispanic and non-Hispanic markets. Since arriving in Miami, FL in 1993, her electrifying and mesmerizing performance of contagious Cuban music has elevated her career to an international level, performing all throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Malaysia. She has shared the stage with such greats as the late Celia Cruz, Tito Puentes, Oscar de Leon, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Tito Nieves, Daniela Mercury, Miriam Makeeba, Phil Collins, Melissa Etheridge and Tony Bennett. (Website http://albitaonline.com/)
MARLOW ROSADO and LA RIQUEÑA — 2013 American Grammy winners. Marlow Rosado, a native of Puerto Rico, is a former college professor turned professional musician. talented pianist, composer and producer. With over two decades experience in the music industry, he has developed a powerful portfolio working with many of the top artists in the Latin recording industry. is From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. (Website http://www.marlowrosado.com/ )
TACHUELA and his guest ALBARITO — Colombian comedian and improv artist Tachuela along with Cuban guest, Albarito, will have the audience in laughter with their routine of singing funny lyrics while playing traditional folk guitar. Tachuela is highly in demand with TV, film and musical appearances.
Straight from Havana, Cuba, international guests SOL y SON will be performing a wide repertoire of songs which includes Latin American and Caribbean rhythms as well as Spanish, English and Arabic classics. The group takes its name from the Cuban rhythm of ‘Son’, and its music is truly one of the best examples available today of this tropical Latin sound.
In addition to the musical main stage, Conga Caliente will feature a youth stage area, traditional ethnic foods, health and arts villages, corporate village, beer garden, traditional cigars and a domino tournament. For more information about this event, visit www.congacaliente.com and www.codasoundusa.com.
This year, Conga Caliente is titled by MUNDO FOX Tampa and presented by Wells Fargo.Thank you to all of our sponsors that allow this event to continue to be free for the community. Corporate Sponsors include JBL Professional by Harman, 1-800-411-PAIN, Amscot, Asteeza, Beck’s, Bright House Networks, BIMBO Bakeries, Busch Gardens, Care Plus Health Plans, Chrysler, City of Tampa, Coca Cola, Cedeño, Flayco, Florida Department of Health, HART, Hillsborough Community College, McDonald’s, Nielsen, One Blood, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Toledo SuabogadoHispano.com, U.S. Army, Verizon Wireless and Visit Tampa Bay. Media Sponsors: Super Q 1300 AM, Bright House Networks, InfoMás, Centro Tampa, Tampa Tribune, 92.5 FM Maxima, and TBO.com.
About Conga Caliente
Conga Caliente was created in 2004 by Coda Sound Inc. (www.codasoundusa.com) with the intent of being a one time event. However when the anticipated numbers of 1,500 people turned out to be a crowd of over 20,000, Conga Caliente became an annual event that the public looked forward to the next year. Since that first year, attendance has grown to nearly 50,000 throughout the day. Conga Caliente is Tampa’s number one family-friendly festival and the second largest Hispanic family festival in Florida.