- World Beat Festival -

Sunday, August 27th, 2023
at Nokonoshima Campground (Fukuoka)

Isla de Salsa 2023


The legend of the Caribbean, LOS VAN VAN, will wow crowds at the 24th ISLA DE SALSA with exciting and infectious rhythms. The 16-member LOS VAN VAN will come back to Japan with a sharpened, more contemporary edge under the musical direction of master drummer Samuel Formell, heir to the Van Van dynasty after a thirteen-year absence.

Our festival

What's ISLA?

This festival started the same year NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano was established in 1997. As a major musical event on the local calendar, it is not exclusively focused on being a salsa event, but instead extends the original meaning of the word salsa, or sauce. In this case, it is a rich sauce, that through a mutual blending of understanding rises above the diverse cultures and characteristics or ‘flavors’ of its individual elements, creating the possibility of a new whole when brought together. This is the cross-cultural concept of this festival. In today's world of rapid digitalization, it is a goal of Isla de Salsa to create an experience where people can feel the warmth of one another. In a general sense however, it is the insistence on the basic human and personal level of interaction that enables Tiempo to create a friendly environment for cultural exchange that extends beyond the common divisions of race, gender, age and nationality.

Over the past 23 years, many renowned international and local budding artists have participated in this festival, joined by people from near and far. The festival attracted 4,700 people in 2009. The center has brought wonderful artists to perform not only in Kyushu and in other parts of Japan, but also overseas on extended tours through our network. It has managed, for instance, the tour of Los Van Van at the Sydney Opera House and produced the Asian Pacific Tour of El Gran Combo for their 50th anniversary tour. This kind of cultural exchange, regardless of differ- ences in languages, nationalities and cultures, reflects the heart of Tiempo Iberamericano. At the 2009 Isla de Salsa, we were honored to welcome multi-grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra as his debut in Asia.

Dance and enjoy 7 hours
non-stop performances on 2 stages!

Beach, mojito, great food and best music!


Event details

Title ISLA DE SALSA 2023 - World Beat Festival -
Date : Sunday, August 27th, 2023.
Open : 12:30 / Starts : 13:00
Close : 20:00
  * Closing time is subject to change.
Venue : Nokonoshima Camp Ground
(Nokonoshima, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0012)
Admission fees : [Advanced tickets]  General price : 5,500 yen
* Children under 15 years (Junior high school students and younger) : FREE ADMISSION
Note) Children must be accompanied by a legally responsible/guardian.
* Students:
 U19 (High school students and up to 19 years old) : 1,500 yen
 U25 (Between 20 and 25 years old) : 2,500 yen
* People with a disability : 2,500 yen
* Foreigners : 3,500 yen
[Door]  6,500 yen
Ticket outlets Ticket Sales Starts on May 12th, 2023.
• e-plus (Family Mart)
• Ticket PIA : Code: 243-188
• Lawson Ticket : L-Code: 81304
• NPO TIEMPO Iberoamericano
Organizer : NPO TIEMPO Iberoamericano
Pilsen Callao Beer
Imported by G & C Corporation
Havana Club
Collaborators : Nokonoshima Island Park
Nokonoshima Camp Ground
Love FM
Nishitetsu Hotel Groups
Instituto Cervantes Tokio
■ Kyodai
Auspice : Fukuoka Prefectural Government
Embassy of Cuba in Japan


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