Juan Carlos Bedoya, aka Salsa Carlos, is from Puerto Tejada, which is 10 min outside of Cali. He did his primary studies in Cali. In 1990, when Carlos was 17 his mother converted Jewish and they migrated to Israel. Carlos has been 29 years in Israel. He learned Hebrew, finished his studies and fulfilled his military obligation.
Eduardo Guilarte Editor ISM and Carlos Bedoya
What got you going in Salsa? Carlos says that he grew up hearing Salsa in Cali. It runs in his blood and his heroes were El Gran Combo, Los Hermanos Lebron and Beny More. Even the bell in grammar school to signal recess, played in Salsa. In Israel some Colombian friends asked him to organize a Salsa event and it was successful. To his knowledge, he is the first person to introduce Salsa in Israel. Since then Carlos has been organizing events in Tel Aviv at places like the “Old Port”. Apart from special events, he holds every Friday night at 11:30 pm, Salsa Carlos at Carlbach 3, Tel Aviv. He is accompanied by DJ Manuel.