SAN FRANCISCO SALSA RUEDA FESTIVAL
The San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival was held at the Hotel Whitcomb on Market Street, on February 18, 2012. The Salsa Rueda Festival is the largest annual Cuban music and dance festival in the United States. There were dance lessons and small group performances, and the headliner was Cuban artist Manolín, "El Médico de la Salsa," backed by the Miami group Timbalive. Timbalive is so authentically Cuban it has won an award from Cuba for its Timba.