Youre at a club drinking when suddenly you hear claves, conga beats, and screaming trumpet lines. A herd of couples scurries to the dance floor. Youre surrounded by a flurry of twists and turns, shoulder shimmies, and skirts flying high. Your partners hands embrace your waist, and you ache to move to that familiar rhythm -- Miami salsa. Enjoy these rhythms tonight at Dolphin Stadium when Cuban artist Willy Chirino takes the stage.
Chirinos music has spanned almost four decades, and his loyal fan base in Miami has earned him a place on the map, with a street named Willy Chirino Way, as well as international recognition for his trademark Miami sound. The sound is pertinent to here. Miami is such a melting pot of different cultures that Willys music is a reflection of it, says Juan Martinez, a representative for the Florida Marlins. Experience Chirinos sound when he performs right after the Marlins play the Cincinnati Reds. The game begins at 7:05, and the concert is part of the Marlins Super Saturday series, which includes a fireworks display. Visit floridamarlins.com to purchase tickets, starting at 12 bucks apiece.
Sat., July 21, 7:05 p.m.