FOREVER FREESTYLE 11
Mar 04, 2017 (Sat) 08:00 PM-11:00 PM
Location: 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in association with SAL ABBATIELLO of Fever Records presents for the eleventh year in a row the Latin-flavored Dance Music Sensation, with FOREVER FREESTYLE 11 on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 8pm. To Latino teenagers in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Freestyle, a hybrid of Hip Hop and disco, was known simply as “Our Music.” Returning to Lehman Center for the tenth year in a row, the concert will feature performances by 15 groups: TKA/K7 “Maria”, JUDY TORRES “No Reason To Cry”, CYNTHIA “Change On Me”, GEORGE LAMOND “Bad Of The Heart”, NOEL “Silent Morning”, CORO “Where Are You Tonight”, ROB BASE “It Takes Two”, SA-FIRE “Boy I’ve Been Told”, CORINA “Temptation”, LYDIA LEE LOVE “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and SOAVE “Crying Over You”. Hosted by SAL ABBATIELLO and SPEEDY. Music by DJ LUCHO, DJ 1st CLASS and WHITEBOY DJ KYS. Produced by Lehman Center and Sal Abbatiello.
SAL ABBATIELLO, one of the pioneers of Hip Hop, discovered many rappers and DJs such as Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C. at the legendary night club Disco Fever. Abbatiello’s Bronx Latin dance club, The Devils Nest, is where Latin Hip Hop was born and is now called Freestyle. There he discovered Little Louie Vega, TKA, The Cover Girls, Lisette Melendez and many more. Abbatiello’s record label Fever Records is credited with releasing the first Freestyle recording in 1984, Nayobe’s “Please Don’t Go”. He is now known as the “Godfather of Freestyle” and has been promoting Freestyle concerts for over 30 years.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for FOREVER FREESTYLE 11 on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 8pm are $100*VIP, $65, $60, and $55 and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Thursday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on