The Independence Square in Accra will tonight host the finals of Season 4 of the Close Up Salsa Fiesta.
Tonight, Accra will get to witness a show like no other, as winners of the “Close-Up Freshness Dance Revolution” will be crowned amidst so much entertainment.
Some 30, 000 Ghana cedis is at stake, plus a bragging right of just who is/are the best Salsa dancers around.
After going through several preliminary rounds, contestants Evangeline Acolatse-Hazel and Isaac David, Pascalina P. Inkoom and Noah Doe, Lovelyn Akanno, Robert Lartey, Princess Okyere and Isaac Doe, Emmanuel Bruce and Leticia Ampomah and Selasii Prince Goodluck, as well as Joyce Afia Konadu Osei and Emmanuel Cobbinah, Nyiraba Kojo Willis and Norah Acquah, Selimatu Sadia Ibrahim and Derrick Aboagye Boye and Richmond Ofori Nti and Juliet Yaa Animah, will get down to some serious business of Salsa when the music goes up.
Isaac Gozah and Ama Afanso Abedi, Theodole Dabaji and Rosita Eshun and Joseph Otoo and Rebecca Hayford will seek to give them some hot competition in the race for the ultimate.
This season’s edition introduced the newest dance form and easy-to-learn salsa moves fused with local contemporary dance, and took the dance known as the Close-Up Salsa Fusion Dance on tour to Takoradi, Kumasi and Accra.
The salsa fusion dance brought fresh breath of air into the social circles, adding up to the already existing formation dances that stir up excitement at social gatherings. It is made up of easy-to-do salsa basic steps fused with local dance types such as Azonto, Alkaida, Highlife, etc.
Close-Up Salsa Fusion Dance has five main moves: Salzonto (Salsa + Azonto), Salkaida (Salsa + Alkaida), Salhighlife or Sallife (Salsa + Highlife), Salchoman (Salsa + Chowman) and Salmezop or Salzop (Salsa + Mezop).
Aside the great entertainment guaranteed tonight, a lucky fan will also get to win something awesome. He or she will have the opportunity of a lifetime to dance with the Ghana’s number one rapper on stage.
Sarkodie has been practicing his dance moves and one lucky fan will share the stage with him to treat the numerous fans who will gather at the Independence Square for final of the season 4 of Close-Up Salsa Fiesta at the Independence Square.
Also performing tonight, is the Volta Regime act, Edem.
Over the years, Edem has been creative with his lyrics especially in his mother tongue –Ewe, but can he as well get creative and versatile with Salsa Fusion Dances? Will he attempt a few steps with the Agbadza dance from the Volta region of Ghana?
One the ones and twos will be Africa’s number one DJ and JOY FM presenter DJ Black.
This season, Close-Up decided to put some freshness in the competition, as it wanted to renew its image and reach out to more young people who are usually eager to try out something new.
Staying true to its tag-line, 3x fresher breath and the confidence to draw closer, the Salsa dance remains fundamentally a partner dance, for male and female which requires fresh breath and close up promises all day freshness.
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