Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Upcoming Danny Salazar performances

Sep 7 2007 7:00P
Latino Art Opening @ Franklin City Hall; Franklin, Tennessee

Sep 8 2007 9:00P
BB King’s (downstairs stage); Nashville, Tennessee

Sep 13 2007 7:00P
Beats Beyond Borders benefit concert @ the Rutledge; Nashville, Tennessee

Sep 14 2007 8:00P
Latin Roots Expression @ Cafe Coco featuring Trio Ginga; Nashville, Tennessee

Sep 15 2007 9:00P
Noche Mexicana @ la Hacienda in franklin; Franklin, Tennessee

Sep 22 2007 7:00P
Voces Unidas (showcasing local hispanic talent); Brentwood, Tennessee

Oct 6 2007 8:00A
Walk As One - a walk for unity & diversity @ Centennial Park; Nashville, Tennessee


Salazar's bio on
Danny Salazar was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up in the border town of Eagle Pass. As a child he could walk to the Rio Grande and look across the river to the Mexican town of Piedras Negras. At the age of 14 he began teaching himself to play the guitar and sing, drawing musical influences and styles from the wide range of music that his father listened to on the radio -- including cumbia, Tejano, country and pop. He also began writing his own songs. His parents spoke Spanish at home and so he grew up with the ability to speak and write in both English and Spanish.

Danny first came to Nashville in 2000, but left after six months to spend time traveling in Mexico – visiting his extended family in the state of Coahuila and seeking out the local variations of Latin music there, in the Yucatan, in Michoacán and in other parts of Mexico. He returned to Nashville in 2003, began performing with many of the Latino musicians here, and formed the band Danny Salazar y los Kuatro.

Salazar and his band have performed at many area festivals and events, such as Fiesta Belmont (Belmont University), Café con Leche (Vanderbilt University), P.A.P.A.Fest (Knoxville), Música de la Gente Festival (Coleman Park - Nashville), Live Along the Lake (Centennial Park - Nashville). Nashville Film Festival's Hispanic Films reception, Bethel World Outreach Cultural Festival (Nashville), and numerous Cinco de Mayo celebrations. He also regularly performs at Nashville clubs and restaurants, including 3rd and Lindsley, Douglas Corner, The Basement, Las Cazuelas, B.B. Kings and La Hacienda (in Franklin). The group has developed a large following among young Nashville Latinos.

The music that Danny writes and performs combines many elements of Latin music, including a variety of rhythms from South America and the Caribbean nations. Danny says that his goal is to "make a difference" through his music and he is very active in local community service projects. He is the lead musician-educator for Mexican-American educational programs in middle Tennessee schools and performed at the 2007 Música de la Gente Festival as well as the 2007 Miss Tennessee Latina pageant.

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