Thailand and Hong Kong are the two countries on the Asian continent that begin January with the sound of Salsa
2022 starts in Asia to the Salsero rhythm with Dance Classes and a Festival. Thailand (located in Southeast Asia) is the first country to hold a Latin music festival after two years of cessation of social events due to the pandemic. Also, Hong Kong does its part, announcing the new season of Salsa Classes from the first week of this month. So don’t wait any longer and keep reading to find out the details of each event related to Latin music.
Koh Samui Latin Festival (4th Sensual Edition)
Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand. It has beautiful beaches and is located on the southern coast of the country. In this main island destination, the Koh Samui Latin Festival will take place in its fourth sensual edition at the Resort & Hotel Fair House Beach.
This one-of-a-kind festival with Latin morning beach parties (Four days), nightly training camps, workshops (from 10 AM to 5 PM), social dances, and themed shows (starting at 11 PM) with professional DJs will begin on Thursday, January 13th from 9 AM and will end on Sunday, January 16th at 4 PM.
The dance floor for the entire festival is 2,700 square feet. The large living room is equipped with air conditioning, a light system, and a quality sound system.
The beach parties at sunset will also take place at the Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel between 5 PM and 8 PM specifically at the “Sea Paint Beach Bar” near the beach with DJs playing the international hits of Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba hits in the chill-out style.
The price for the four days of the festival is $ 75 (Full Pass) and includes an official festival t-shirt, access to all workshops (excluding training camps), entry to the three theme and beach parties, the Jack & Jill, and the shows.
The event venue, Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel is located on a hillside right next to Koh Samui’s Chaweng Noi Beach. Within the vicinity of the hotel, you will find a wide range of shops, numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, and other entertainment places.
Venue: Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel. Koh samui 124-124 / 1-2 Moo 3 Tambon Bophut, Amphur Koh Samui Suratthani 84320, Thailand
Salsa After Work
For eight years (2014) the Rula Live bar has delivered its premises to Salsa every Monday from 8 PM with free Salsa classes at all levels with Dance With Style. This Monday, January 3rd at 8:30 PM is the start of Afro-Caribbean dance lessons from beginners to advanced dancers. Then, the dance floor is open between 9 PM and 1:30 AM. Rula Live is at 58-62 D’aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong on the ground floor.
You can access this Latin event wearing masks throughout the party and hand sanitizers are available in different areas of the establishment. The dress code is elegant, so T-shirts, shorts, sportswear, and flip-flops are prohibited. Admission is also free but you must consume at least two drinks to enjoy the free Salsa classes.
Dance With Style is a Hong Kong dance, events, and entertainment company that stands out from its competitors by offering high-quality Salsa, Bachata, and Salsa Cubana instruction for all ages.
This company also brings Latin Vibes Salsa / Bachata Party every Wednesday at Bar / Restaurant Fire ‘N’ located at Shop #2, ground floor, cosmos building, 8 – 11, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.
Admission is free and you have the right to a Bachata class at no cost. DJ Javed will mainly play Salsa Romántica with a mix of Bachata, Merengue, and other Latin rhythms from 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM.
Every Wednesday night after work you will enjoy a lot of Latin music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and if you are hungry you can enjoy its Thai menu. You must wear a mask at all times (except when eating / drinking) and sanitize your hands regularly. The dress code is elegant and lessons start on January 5th.