THE 8TH ANNUAL DC BACHATA, KIZOMBA & WORLD LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL IS 4 ELECTRIFYING DAYS OF MUSIC, DANCE, CONCERTS, EDUCATIONAL & ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOPS, FASHION & FITNESS! ALL CULTURES UNITING TOGETHER TO SHARE A PASSION, A PASSION FOR MUSIC & DANCE!
With over 125 educational workshops, award winning nightly shows & Show Stoping Bachata, Salsa & Kizomba Concerts the 8th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba & World Latin Music Festival aka DCBX is a feast for the senses! Recent winner of Latin Dance Event of the year by the MOB “Mafia of Beats.” It’s ranked one of the Top 3 Dance Latin festivals in the World with over 90% of attendees saying they will return year after year. it’s an event NOT TO BE MISSED! Over 5000 attendees will return to the Renaissance Hotel the new home of DC Bachata. The Renaissance is located in the heart of Washington DC for an experience like non other! Join us for the SUPER BOWL of all Latin Festivals!
The entire DC Bachata/DCBX team is thrilled to find a new partner for the next four years of DCBX & DC Bachata. The Renaissance will be the home of the DC Bachata Congress DCBX festival through 2019! Our new dates are August 25-29th!
This year we will bring you the best DC Bachata DCBX event we have ever produced. Our new location will give you a chance to experience DC like never before! You’re just moments from some of the most famous things to do and experience here in the Nation’s Capital, including Chinatown, the White House, the National Portrait Gallery, and much more.
With over 64,000 sq ft of ballroom & dance space we will take over the entire hotel! Our event will be the last weekend of August till 2019. So mark your calendars DC Bachata/DCBX attendees & get ready for a year NONE OF US WILL FORGET! Here are some exciting new editions for 2016. More importantly, the Renaissance & our DCBX team will create new experiences for all attendees to have an EXPERIENCE LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Or Call 1-800-393-2505 Mention DCBX/DC Bachata for the $149 Discounted Rate
*Free wifi for attendees in the ballrooms!
*Free wifi in hotel rooms when you join Marriott Rewards (it’s free)!
*Starbucks in the lobby to keep you AWAKE!
*Bachata Ballroom & Authentic Bachata Ballroom next to each other!
*Less then a 10 minute walk to the White House & other monuments!
*A new Bigger 24 Hour Ballroom!
*More dance floors for your dancing pleasure!
*Ultra modern sleek look with a recently completed 64 million project!
*In the middle of DC’s newest posh neighborhood City Center
*1 block from over 100+ Restaurants including ChinaTown
*DCBX Lobby welcome & dance party on Friday!
*Skychata Sunset parties on the 14th floor overlooking DC everyday!
*The DCBX Flavor Fest an outdoor Street Fair Latin Food/Dance Event!
*The Best Line Up of Instructors we have ever brought!
*New Exciting Concerts nightly!
*Out on the town night party at clubs like Cuba Libre & Lucky Strike!
We want to thank you for your support & give you this special discount code Renaissance to save $16 off any pass till April 1st!
Thank you for giving our event the opportunity to grow. Together we can reach 100,000 people by 2020. Join us in the journey to empower lives by celebrating the global latin experience!
Friday August 26th
Salsa Romantica Vs Salsa Old School
Frankie Ruiz, Jr., born May 8th, 1986, is the son of legendary salsa singer “Frankie Ruiz..” Working with artists such as Adalberto Santiago, Roberto Torres, Tito Allen, Lalo Rodriguez, and Servando y Florentino has helped make him the artist he is today. Frankie has performed at events such as “Las Fiestas Patronales de Puerto Rico”, “El Mundial de la Salsa”, and “Homenaje a Frankie Ruiz”. He has also performed at local venues in his Miami, Fl hometown such as Bayfront Park, Mangoes Nightclub, and Passions Nightclub. Frankie is determined to make his mark in the latin music industry . Expect to see his music testing the boundaries of Salsa, Urban and Latin Pop!!!!
One of DC’s hottest Salsa bands they have backed the best in the industry from Victor Manuelle to Gilberto Santa Rosa. Get ready as they light up the stage
at the DC Bachata Congress. The members of the band bring a fire to stage you won’t want to miss. WEPA WEPA WEPA!!!
The Ray Baretto band out of NYC is the only certified Ray Barretto tribute band in the World! Get ready to go on a musical journey as the band plays his classics with multiple original members. A little more about the man himself. While Ray Barretto’s congas have graced more recording sessions than virtually any other conguero of his time, he has also led some refreshingly progressive Latin jazz bands over the decades. His records often have a more tense, more adventurously eclectic edge than those of most conventional salsa groups, unafraid to use electronics and novel instrumental or structural combinations, driven hard by his rocksteady, endlessly flexible percussion work. This no doubt reflects Barretto’s wide range of musical interests and also the fact that he came to Latin music from jazz, rather than the usual vice versa route for Latin-descended musicians. He is a Grammy winning legend like non other from Brooklyn, NY whose music is synopsis with dance events around the world.
Saturday August 27th
DC Bachata SENSUAL Concert
Get ready for Sensual, Sexy Bachata from this Billboard #1 Bachata Star! Carlos de la Rosa better known by his stage name Karlos Rosé is a Dominican performer of bachata music. He began his career as a singer on the Dominican television program Divertido con Jochy when he was seventeen years old. In 2012, he released his debut single “Just the Way You Are”, a cover of Bruno Mars’s song which reached number one on the Billboard Tropical Songs. In 2013, his second single “Infiel”, which was originally performed by Colombian music group Daniel Calderon y Los Gigantes, also reached number one on the Tropical Songs chart. In the same year, he collaborated with American pianist Arthur Hanlon to perform a cover of The Jackson 5’s song “I’ll Be There. It reached number four on the Tropical Songs chart.
Kewin Cosmos is a Dominican-American Singer/Songwriter/Producer who was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. It all started at the age of 8 when Kewin understood that music was something he needed to be a part of, sensing that music created a euphoric escape, in which he felt nothing but content. At the age of 14, Kewin began composing as well as engineering his own music. With over 10 million youtube views & concerts world wide Kewin is taking the world by storm. Get ready for this amazing Bachatero.
Sunday August 28th
Battle of the SAX! Bachata vs Kizomba
Neander is an amazing musician who takes Bachata to an entirely new SAXCHATA LEVEL! Don’t miss him live at the DC Bachata Congress. I am a Smooth and Pop Jazz lover. I am a saxophonist and I have been playing the saxophone for 10 years. My greatest influence and inspiration comes from Nelson Rangell, Kirk Whalum and David Sanborn. I was born in Brazil and I really am passionate about music. I feel extremely blessed for all the good feedback I receive from people that hear me play.
P. Lowe is an American native, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, music engineer and entrepreneur. Professionally engaged in music for over a decade, Lowe is no stranger to the industry. In addition to the saxophone, Lowe can play 6 other instruments. Lowe also speaks and writes music in 4 different languages. Lowe has experience in several genres of music and his talents are transcendent. His band “i95” smoothly blends Kizomba/Zouk, Rock,Neo-Soul, Afro-House and Hip-Hop into one energetic and harmonious performance.
P. Lowe (attending Brown University and Harvard University as well) has a global interest that landed him two national tours and four international tours. During his 1st international tour in 2011, P. Lowe was a member of D. Lopes’ “Energy” group. The Energy group was nominated for two Cape Verde Music Awards in 2012; “Best Hip-Hop Song” and “Best Artist on Stage”. The Energy group left Cape Verde with “Best Artist on Stage” award.
Renaissance Hotel,999 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC, 20001. USA