Cachito y su son Live music every first Thursday - Thurs. May 3rd.

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First Thursday of each month, come out to hear Cachito y su son!

WHAT: Live music during dinner!
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:45 pm
WHERE: Buena Vista Social Club & Cafe, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Curuye's May Cuban Dance Party with Rumbankete LIVE! - Sun. May 6th

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A GOZAR y A BAILAR with RUMBANKETE live at CURUYE’s MAY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO keeping the flow happening with the latest dance beats from the island, and YOU and your friends SMOKIN’ the DANCE FLOOR!

To add some spice and funk to your salsa free styling, KATI HERNÁNDEZ (Cuba) & DUANE WREN (Detroit) will be kicking off the party with an AFRO TIMBA (Afro Cuban ‘salsa suelta’) class.

You’ll have a chance to meet up with participants of LA RUEDA QUE SE MUEVE, the encuentro of San Diego casineros (Cuban salsa lovers) with L.A. casineros who will be groovin’ in on the fun! Check with Maritza Baída & Kati Hernández for the Saturday Rueda Que Se Mueve classes.

We’ll be celebrating MAY BIRTHDAYS with the birthday dance, and some cake! MARiTZA BAIDA, ROCÍO ALONSO, TIM SNEDEKER are among the birthday peeps this month! 

Chef Israel has a varied menu from tasty salads, wraps, and sandwiches to delicious entrées: perfect for fueling hungry dancers. Consider sharing a meal with your friends at The Granada!

WHAT: $15 cover includes dance class and the live music!   All ages welcome!
WHEN: Sunday, May 6th, 5:00 to 10:00 pm  Class with Kati and Duane at 5:30 pm

FREE PARKING in the structure across the street from the Granada!

Rumba Descarga: Afro-Cuban Rumba Jam - Tues. May 1st

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Timba played by DJ Saul Timba in between sets!

Afron-Cuban RUmba led by:
Paul M Lopez
Plus special guests
Vocals by @Jimmy Peña

If you're a professional salsero/rumbero drummer around town, come sign up to sit in!

* Now serving soft drinks, snacks, and beer

WHAT: Free Rumba Jam, with Timba in between sets.  Lots of dance space! All ages.
WHEN:Jam starts at 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE:La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA 92113

Live music with Cachito y su son (evening) - Saturday, April 28th.

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More LIVE music with Cachito y su son Cubano!  After playing at the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural fair in the afternoon, they will be playing in Carlsbad for dinner time.  Then drive down the coast to Pacific Beach for La Noche de Timba!

WHAT: Dinner and dancing in Carlsbad.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 6:30 pm to 10 pm.
WHERE: La Hacienda de Vega, 5806 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Live Cuban Music with Cachito y su son (afternoon) - Saturday, April 28th

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Come enjoy the live music of Cachito y su son Cubano, with selections from the Salsa Mocambo repertoire.  12:30 - 1:30 pm at the 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade!

WHAT: Free dance fun!
WHEN: Saturday, April 28th, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
WHERE: Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair, 2200 Comstock St., San Diego, CA 92111

La Noche de Timba in Pacific Beach - Saturday, April 28th

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It's BACK!!!!  Last Friday of the moth Timba, Casino, and Rueda de Casino part!!!
Let's hang out in PB for amazing tapas, drinks, and dancing at our local Timba-supporting-bar-and-restaurant!  Come early for great food and most likely live music playing!

WHAT: $10 cover at door.  If you purchase $20 in food/drink, you get your cover charge back.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28th. 10 pm - 1 am.
WHERE: Cafe Bar Europa, 873 Turquoise St., San Diego, CA 92109

Rueda Que Se Mueve - LA Cuban Dance Workshops & Party - Saturday, May 5th

Hola Cuban Dance Lovers!

Maritza Baida & Kati Hernandez are excited to be hosting the 4th of many Rueda Que Se Mueve weekends. Thrilled to have the amazing DUANE WRENN all the way from Detroit, DJ WALT DIGZ of San Francisco joining forces with these two dynamic ladies. WE YEP, YEP, WE WILL BE CELEBRATING MARITZA'S BAIDA B-DAY!!!! Be ready for a full weekend of Live Rumba/Casino/Rueda de Casino/Cuban dance styling workshops, rueda games. food, dancing and bonding with our vibrant community.

LOCATION: LA Dance Center in East LA


FULL PACKAGE - All 4 Workshops & Saturday Night Party w/ DJ Walt Digz & DJ Warapo. MC Yussef Breffe

WORKSHOPS - w/ Duane Wrenn, Kati Hernandez, and Maritza Baida
$20 each PRE-SALE
$25 each AT-THE-DOOR

TIMBA DANCE PARTY - w/ DJ Walt Digz of San Francisco, DJ Warapo L.A and MC Youssef Breffe Cuba/San Francisco
COST: Click this link to purchase your tickets for workshops, dance party or full package. 
1:00pm - 2:00pm Workshop #1 - Ataca! w/ Kati & Duane
Cuban body movement and musicality drills for social dancers; Ladies/Men's styling for Casino social dancing. Following and Leading technique. Cleaning up and spicing up your basics.

2:10pm - 3:30pm Workshop #2 What makes it Cuban? Kati & Duane
Casino partner work - New moves & combinations. Adding the Cuban flavor such as rumba and mixing casino with rumba.

3:30pm - 4:00pm Workshop #3 - Finding the Beat Without the Numbers - a musicality discussion and lecture with acclaimed Cuban base player Yosmel Montejo. Recognizing the clave through the sound of the base.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Workshop #4 Rueda de casino a lo Cubano - Kati & Duane
Breaking rueda into LEGO parts. Fun rueda moves. Adding elements from the previous workshop.

5pm - 6pm Workshops #4 Rueda Games - Maritza
Strengthen your memory play rueda games, create new moves with basic casino moves; make up your own moves!

6pm - 8pm Dinner - Cities Restaurant. 4512 E Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022

7pm - 8pm RQSM Chill Room - After all the workshop, let’s “chill” together…. in the Chill Room and bond together in a relaxing space. Take a nap, rest, stretch, relax, have some tea, do some yoga before the party. Bean bags, pillows, blankets, yoga mats & tea provided.

DJ Walt Digz all the way from San Francisco & DJ Warapo, MC Yussef Breffe Rodriguez. WE WILL BE CELEBRATING & Maritza’s Birthday Party!!!