¡ARRIBA!: Latin Dance Party with Folklore Urbano

Date & Time

Last event was Wednesday, July 5, 2017


On the High Line at 16th St.

Feel the rhythm of some of New York City's hottest Latin bands as the High Line is transformed into an epic dance floor for our annual series. Grab your friends and get ready to dance.

Founded by Pablo Mayor, this powerhouse orchestra combines cumbia and jazz to create an irresistibly modern groove. Highlighting Folklore Urbano's new "El Barrio Project," this evening's concert will feature a mix of salsa music and Colombian rhythms in a cross-cultural exploration of the unique sounds arising from New York City's neighborhoods, from Jackson Heights to Spanish Harlem, where salsa was born.

Join us at 6 PM for a dance lesson with Milteri Tucker Concepcion of Bombazo Dance Company, or come early for a drink at Terroir and a killer sunset view.


August 2: Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra


Folklore Urbano Orchestra is the innovative project of Colombian bandleader, pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Mayor. This powerhouse orchestra seamlessly fuses the danceable swing of traditional Colombian rhythms with the lush subtleties of contemporary jazz harmonies. The ensemble is driven by a rhythm section deeply grounded in traditional Colombian music. Like a feisty chef, leader Pablo Mayor then adds explosive horns and soaring, colorful vocalists to produce a tasty, sultry, addictive blend. Featuring the stunning ALEA on vocals and an ensemble of world-renowned jazz and traditional musicians.

Milteri Tucker Concepcion is a Puerto Rican professional dancer, choreographer, dance educator, and scholar. As the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Company, she has performed with salsa legends Larry Harlow and Orchestra, Grammy Award-winner Arturo O'Farrill, Pete Rodriguez, and, at the 2013 Latin Billboard Awards, pop sensation Don Omar.


Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with Hudson Guild to host some of New York City's best Latin bands on the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.


Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.