Dance For Humanity

Dance For Humanity
  • PublishedJune 25, 2024

What originally started as an invitation to a spectacular event soon blossomed into a partnership I couldn’t refuse. I was allowed to join a cause that is very important to me: combating human and sex trafficking. This serious and delicate issue affects our communities daily, and I am honored to give back. Working with individuals like Nooshin Mitra, who are fighting and dedicated to this righteous cause, has been a privilege.

Those who know me personally understand the kind of person I am, my commitment to helping others, despite my own health challenges. Giving back is ingrained in me; it’s in my nature and how I was raised. God has blessed me with many talents and has placed wonderful people in my path. We are not promised tomorrow, so what we do today can make a big difference in the future and leave a significant impact on others’ lives by how we act in the present.

Dance For Humanity has had a transformative impact on my life, becoming a game-changer that I needed to experience. It has opened many doors and introduced me to amazing people who have welcomed me and everyone at 729 Entertainment Group. On Saturday, June 22nd, we showcased our talents to nearly 300 spectators.

My good friend and industry associate, DJ Tony Tee, provided the music alongside artist Benny Coqui of Master Blaster Records. Tony did a phenomenal job with the choreography, bringing us back to the disco era. Benny opened the evening by performing his original songs, “Suelta Tu Celular,” a great salsa tune about today’s excessive cellphone use, and his latest house releases, “Ponte A Vacilar” and “Rejuvenate.”

Ty Bless, a veteran in the music scene, is definitely a familiar face in dance music. It was indeed a blessing having him joined as a last-minute performer and delivered an electrifying set that included hits like “Forbidden Love,” “The Jump Off,” “Everybody Get Down,” “In A Dream,” “Now Get Up,” “Move Ya Body,” a remake of “Stand By Me,” and “Freakin It.” He had the crowd’s full attention and was the party hype man of the evening.

The young and talented Laniel brought the Latin tropical vibes with “Aventura,” “#50,” and closed his set with the hit “MASKARA.” The crowd, especially the ladies, went wild, showcasing Laniel’s love for performing.

Last to take the stage was our upcoming artist Betsya, who performed like a professional. The crowd welcomed her warmly as she performed a mash-up put together by DJ Tony R, including Gloria Estefan’s “Samba,” Lipps Inc.’s “Funky Town,” “On the Radio,” “Last Dance” by Donna Summer, and “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor. The audience loved this special treat, and we are excited to launch her first official release, “Don’t Let It Happen.”

Nooshin’s dancers, including herself, put on magnificent stage performances with intricate routines and stunning outfits. Kudos to all of them for their hard work and dedication. Here’s a brief summary of the dance routines:

· Marlene, Victor, and Issy performed the Bachata.

· Marlene, Tyler, and Issy dazzled with a Salsa number.
· Marlene, Victor, Tyler, Issy, and Nooshin entertained with a comedy skit.
· Mila, the youngest performer at just six years old, impressed with a Bollywood dance. · Khadijeh delivered an elegant Egyptian Cabaret dance.
· Nooshin and Marlene danced to “Bonita.”
· Lydia and April performed “The Water” and “Last Dance” by Donna Summer.

The event was a tremendous success. A big shout-out to Nooshin Mitra for having us, and to my team: Myleen Madera, Leo Madera, Pedro Suarez, DJ Tony R, DJ Tony Tee, and our amazing artists Laniel, Betsya, Benny Coqui, and Ty Bless. To all the dancers who showcased their talent and to all our guests, thank you for making Nooshin’s Dance for Humanity such a spectacular event. Special thanks to all the sponsors involved. We look forward to bringing more entertainment for your enjoyment and listening pleasure next year. Until next time, much love, many blessings, and thank you for your continuous support.