Edwin Rivera is one of the most influential artists in today’s Latin dance & music scene. With a career spanning almost two decades, He has made quite the impact as a dancer, Dj and music producer throughout the world. Born & raised in the Bronx NY of Puerto Rican descent, Edwin has geared his dance & music career in a way that has allowed him to perform at some of the biggest festivals throughout the world. He has performed at hundred’s of festivals as a dancer and as a Dj with his unique set called, “The Musical Journey of Edwin Rivera”. This year alone Edwin has performed in countries like, “Turkey, Lebanon, Cuba, Israel, Ecuador, Canada, Australia, Peru, New Zealand, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and all across the U.S”.
“I like to describe my set as a unique experience that delivers pure authenticity to my roots” as described by Edwin himself. “Uniqueness”, “Experience” and “Authenticity” are the three things he has revolved his career around. Which is why his career continues to thrive in today’s music industry and has also released three self-produced albums. Edwin specializes in Salsa/Mambo, Deep House, Latin, Salsa electronic dance fusion, Moombahton, Trap, Progressive house and Twerk music. When Edwin arrives the place comes alive. Check out his latest work and where you can catch him next.
Edwin is also the artistic director to some of today’s premiere Latin dance events across the country, The New York International Salsa Congress, The Texas salsa congress, The Baltimore salsa & bachata congress and now the Japan salsa congress. He is now the producer of the 2nd longest running Latin dance festival in the world, “The Los Angeles salsa festival”.
Edwin also produces the Children’s teen salsa congress in Puerto Rico and the largest Latin dance (poner una sola vez dance) competition the world, “The world Latin dance cup”. Edwin alongside each promoter works together to create the best experience for all attendees attending each event. Since 2017 he is one of the producers of the World Latin Dance Cup.
EIDER RÚA GIRALDO, dancer and Colombian teacher of tango and salsa since 1990, director and choreographer of dance shows, promoter of salsa and tango internationally. Businessman and founder of BNF Event Management & Entertainment, with offices in Medellín (Colombia) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). World Salsa Champion in the cabaret category (World Salsa Championship, 2009).
Innate leader, with a strong conviction and love for what he does. Creative, visionary, persevering, open to world cultures and with a marked vocation to be the best. He has a experience in the production of artistic events and cultural tourism. Thanks to this, he produces the Colombia Salsa Festival, the most important salsa congress in Colombia, and the official qualifier of the World Latin Dance Cup. In addition, the World Tango Championship in the city of Medellín; and the Dubai Latin Festival that takes place in Dubai annually.
In recent years, he has traveled to major salsa congresses in the world such as: India, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Tunisia, Egypt, Switzerland, England, Los Angeles and New York, a fact that has opened his mind and allowed him to generate different projects for the benefit of his company and the genres that he is most passionate about salsa and tango.
Eider believes strongly in the dignity of the dancer, his mission has been to professionalize the Colombian dancers in his BNF Dance Academy located in Medellin, Colombia; with a view to exporting his talent to the world. Since 2017 he is one of the producers of the World Latin Dance Cup.