Hailing from the sultry savannas of Colombia and the warm beaches of Panama, Calle 7’s lead singers, Karin Stein and Ed East – both long-term Iowa residents, bring Latin America’s diverse cultures to live through their music. They lead several Latin ensembles specializing in a variety of Latin music styles, from traditional ethnic to popular dance music. Calle 7 fits into the latter category.
Calle 7 is a septet that brings classic Latin dance music served up with smiles and good energy to the communities where the group performs. In no time, you’ll be swinging and clapping to the Colombian “cumbia,” the Dominican “merengue,” the ‘New-Yorican’ “salsa,” the Puerto Rican bolero, the Dominican bachata, the Brazilian “samba,” the Mexican “polkas,” and more. The ensemble’s lively concerts are sprinkled with first‑rate musicianship, anecdotes, and humor.
Find out more about Ed and Karin and their various music groups at www.artes-latinas.com