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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Salsamania Is Back


Salsa dancers doing their own thingThe Coconut Groove Regency Hotel in Accra last Wednesday hosted the year’s first edition of Salsamania. The event begun around 19:30 GMT and saw patrons struggling to remember dance moves they had not tried for weeks.

The event was suspended in December due to the elections and other Citi FM-powered events including the 2008 editions of MOGO and Decemba to Rememba.

The warm night of terrific salsa tunes and brilliant dancing was by graced patrons of the event who later noted that the Wednesday night event had been sorely missed.

As MC for the night, Sammy Forson later put it, “I haven’t seen so many people with locked waists trying to dance at a setting before”.

Perhaps some concentration was shifted from the dancing to the Manchester United versus Wigan Athletic game which was being viewed live on a giant screen and had recorded a goal with just eight minutes into the game.

Patrons were treated to the general warm up session after which everyone broke into the group session, which caters for both basics and intermediates.

 The hungry dancers feasted on the salsa buffet at a cost of GH¢10 for all they could afford to eat.

Present at the event was the daughter of Kofi Abrefa Busia, ex-Prime Minister of the Republic of Ghana, Akosua Busia, who is a Ghanaian actress based in the US.

Her film roles include a notable performance as Nettie in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple (1985); as Jewel in John Singleton’s Rosewood (1997), and as Patience in Antoine Fuqua’s Tears of the Sun (2003).

Salsamania is powered by 97.3 Citi FM and sponsored by Onetouch, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coke light.

Tune in to 97.3 every Wednesday at 19:30 GMT, or better still, take a trip to the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel at Ridge and groove the stress out of your system.

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