Herman Olivera is a salsa singer from Newark, New Jersey. Born to Puerto Rican parents, he began his career in New York City where he earned his reputation as a “sonero,” that is, an expert in the demanding art of lyric extemporization. Today Herman counts among the most in-demand and hardworking salsa singers around. His voice literally permeates the sound of hard-hitting salsa from the 1980s to the present — with album credits with the likes of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, among many others — where he has contributed to the continued vitality and development of the sonero tradition.
Since the late 1990s Herman has assumed the prestigious role of lead vocalist for the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, with whom he currently maintains a busy touring and recording schedule. To date Herman has recorded on over 45 albums, received four Grammy nominations and is the recipient of two Grammy awards.
8:30pm-9:30pm: Salsa and Bachata lessons