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As Buena Vista Social Club fans have discovered, Latin music can be enjoyed even from the seats of theaters. But stylish bailadores have long demonstrated that such rhythms are best experienced on the dance floor. Tonight’s “Pura Salsa” event offers experienced rug-cutters and two-left-feet novices alike the chance to gyrate to three veteran combos. Known for the polyrhythms of its multiple horns and keyboards, headliner La Sonora Ponceña, which showed on 45 Aniversario that its purist sound is just as vibrant as ever, is led by pianist Papo Lucca. On Aniversario, the tempos are relentless, and Lucca’s dancing fingers go a long way to proving that Eddie Palmieri’s not the only master of Latin jazz. With Fruko y Sus Tesos and Raulin Rosendo at 9 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center, 900 9th St. NW. $50. (301) 625-2030. (Steve Kiviat)