Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie!, the free open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square, is near the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
It takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
One of the most inventive Cuban bands in the Bay Area, Pellejo Seco draws on Afro-Cuban folklore and the latest Havana dance music, Latin jazz and flamenco, bossa nova and jazz/rock fusion.
Founded in the East Bay in 2004 by Ivan Camblor, a self-taught master of the tres, Pellejo Seco was originally conceived as a vehicle for traditional son. Growing up in Havana in the 1980s Camblor was drawn to the elderly players who came of age before the revolution, rather than the contraband American rock ‘n’ roll sought out by his friends. But for the band’s first album, 2006’s Engánchate (roughly: grab on), he decided to blend a wide array of grooves, creating Cuban roots music that draws sustenance from many related currents.