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WORLD FESTIVAL OF SALSA

Backstage at the Cali Festival Mundial de Salsa 2014

Story by everything's a photo July 28th, 2014

Cali, Colombia...

…in the bullring at “Plaza de Toros”, the 9th Cali World Festival of Salsa finals are taking place.

Featuring dancers from around the globe, the festival is a feast of music and dance from the some of the best dressed and fastest feet in the world.

We spent some time backstage as the performers prepared, and we explored the vibrant bullring as the show lit up the night’s sky. Hundreds of performers limbered up nervously, in anticipation of their crucial moment in front of a panel of judges, the huge bullring audience and a live television broadcast.

Salsa may have been invented in New York, but Cali is now the capital of Salsa.

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Footnote: Photos taken in Cali, Colombia in July 2014 by Dave and Lotte de la Peña at www.everythingsaphoto.com
Cali - Valle del Cauca, Colombia