Tag: <span>The Bronx</span>

The Salsa Project

Ep. 8 – Brandon Espinosa, Founder of the Salsa Project and GM of the Bronx Brewery

Brandon “The Salsa Pops” Espinosa

Brandon Espinosa is an amazing person who from a young age fell in love with Salsa Music and the rich history and origins. Calling himself a Bronxite he has fixated himself within the salsa community as the pioneer to bring the music and keep it alive for many future generations.

At a concert him and his infant were caught dancing and thats how The Salsa Project and The Salsa Pops were born. On this episode we can hear about that event and how it launched this movement! We learn about his upbringing, college years and how his undying persistence has allowed him to reach amazing goals.

I definitely recommend you going to one of The Salsa Project’s events and meeting Brandon. His energy is infectious and next thing you know you will be jamming to Salsa and moving those hips and feet to the music!

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Ep. 7 – Barbara Fernandez Valdes, Educator & My Amazing Mother

Barbara Fernandez Valdes

Today’s show is a special one because I interview an amazing woman who was in education for over 30 years, who fought for equal rights for her students and lastly and selfishly most important is my loving mother.

I recorded this show while taking the altMBA and I am so glad I did it because I got to see a side of my mom you don’t normally get to know and on top of that record. I learned a lot more about her childhood, her struggles, and the perseverance she portrayed early on in her life to accomplish her dreams.

Outside of me bragging about my mom, October is a special month for her because her favorite holiday is Halloween and she also celebrates her wedding anniversary with my dad on the 29th.

I have no doubt that listening to this episode will give you some behind the scenes information on my mom’s story as a Latina and growing up with my grandparents who came to the US to seek a better life. Enjoy and let me know your favorite part in the comments!

LinkedIn – Barbara Fernandez Valdes