LMU’s KXLU Radio to Host Fifth Annual Salsa Festival

Loyola Marymount University’s KXLU Radio will host its fifth annual Salsa Music Festival with live music, dance, food trucks and pop-up shops on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Free and open to the community, the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on LMU’s Westchester campus. Featured performers include headliner Roosevelt Cordova with Cojunto Oye, the Susie Hansen Latin Band, the Arsenio Rodriguez Project, and Brazilian samba rock group ROGÊ & Band.

The Salsa Music Festival celebrates two long-running programs on LMU’s KXLU 88.9 FM radio: the “Alma del Barrio” show and “The Brazilian Hour.”

“Alma del Barrio” aired in October 1973 and remains the longest-running non-commercial Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Latin Jazz radio program in Los Angeles. Initially a one-hour weekly program, “Alma del Barrio” has expanded to 12 commercial-free hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “The Brazilian Hour”– Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. – was introduced in 1978 to promote Brazilian music and culture in Los Angeles. It is produced and hosted by Sergio Mielniczenko.

Listen to “Alma del Barrio” at 88.9 FM in Los Angeles, and online at www.kxlu.com, or by downloading the free smartphone app. The LMU KXLU staff includes Eddie Lopez, Albert Price, Guido Herrera-Yance, Jose Cristobal, Rosalva Lara, Joaquin Del Toro, Lily Marie Regalado, Cristina Bañuelos, Veronica Herrera, Diana Murillo, Hugo Rujeles, Cecille Forsyth-Rios and Nelson Rodriguez.

The Salsa Music Festival will be held in Sunken Gardens at LMU, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, 90045.

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