7TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO SALSA CONGRESS
The 7th Annual San Francisco Salsa Congress took place in Oakland, at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, on November 20-23, 2008. The Hotel was filled with Congress-goers, and there were workshops, shows and competitions daily, from the morning to very late at night. The live performances included some of the best Bay Area talent, led by Doug Beavers, as well as the Eddie Palmieri band, featuring vocalist Hermán Olivera. Peter Maiden was the official photographer for the Congress, and here is a selection of his photos, which are not necessarily in chronological order.