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Dancing to Grupo Ayé, an Afro-Caribbean salsa band with Grand Traverse roots

Grupo Ayé has a bona fide local connection to the Grand Traverse region. Band founder Robert Mulligan spent part of his childhood in Omena in Leelanau County, where his mother lives. We caught up with Robert to learn more about the band, about his love for Latin music, and about his northern Michigan roots.

Show Your Salsa Skills at Harvest at the Commons

Show Your Salsa Skills at Harvest at the Commons

The Afro-Caribbean Salsa band Grupo Ayé will heat up the dance floor at Harvest at the Commons. In preparation for our annual celebration, we’ve partnered with local dance teacher Mykl Werth and Right Brain Brewery to offer four Salsa Dance lessons, beginning Sept. 11 and running every Monday night until Oct. 2. Sign up here.

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