Musica en la Plaza in Escondido FEAT. Kimba Light - Fri. Jan 25th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
Great news to share! Musica en la plaza is now going to be offered once a month and they are starting it off with Kimba Light which means we can do a full-on rueda flashmob that night! Let's make this our biggest casinero meet yet!! Musica en la plaza is presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for live music, tacos, and tequila in our beautiful Lyric Court at Música en la Plaza, now taking place the last Friday of every month year round!
From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars. Everyone is welcome, so don’t miss out!
Here's a small bio about Kimba Light:
The three-year-old band based out of San Diego brings its unique sound of salsa, timba, merenge, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, and chachacha with a funky twist. The band is made up of five members: Yorly Quintero (piano and vocals) from Cienfuego, Cuba; Daniel Feldman (conga/percussion); Rene Campos (trombone) from Havana, Cuba; and native Californians Michael Atesalp (drums) and Fernando Garcia (bass and vocals).

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet-Up for Rueda Flash Mobs at the Musica en la Plaza event with Kimba Light
WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2019   7pm-10pm
WHERE:  California Center for the Arts Escondido - Lyric Court
                     340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Noche Cubana at the Riviera in Orange County - Wed. Mar. 13th

Welcome to Noche Cubana hosted by OC Salsa and Dame Salsa Cubana at the Golden Rose (ex Riviera)

Here are the details:
WHAT:  Cuban Dance Party (timba music, rueda, and more!)  18+
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019  -----Also April 10 & May 8 (second wed of the month)-------
   7:30pm Beginner Casino Rueda Class (must know salsa basics, cross body lead and basic turns)
   8:30pm Intermediate Casino Rueda by Robert and Christina from Dame Salsa Cubana!
   9:30pm-1am Music By DJ Nestor with the best mix (Mostly timbas, with a mix of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue)

WHERE: The Riviera Restaurant & Lounge - 7115 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
COST:  $15 per class, $10 for Social dancing Only at the door. $15 PRE PAID includes both classes + Party! Click this link to purchase your tickets online
Description: Wear white and fedoras optional night, but encouraged. Big patio, you can smoke your cigars (you must bring your own, we won't be selling there). Dj will be playing a mix of timba then alternating with bachata, merengue, and salsa, then back to timba (Cuban salsa as well). Lots of folks to dance Cuban salsa and casino rueda with!!!

Beginner Casino Rueda is for intermediate Salsa on-1 students. Basic won't be covered at this class. No Intermediate Bachata Class That night.

Cubamania 3rd Anniversary Timba Dance Party - Sun. Jan 27th

☆♡ CELEBRATING OUR 3RD ANNIVERSARY ☆♡ LIVE TIMBA BAND CLAVE DURA!!! It's a DANCE MATINEE - 4p.m.-9p.m. Arrive early! MUSICA with your favorite DEEJAY WARAPO!!! Playing the best of Cuban Salsa/Cuban Son, Timba, Rumba, Cubaton (Cuban Reggaetón), and more!  ☆♡ DRESS TO IMPRESS☆♡

** CELEBRATING JANUARY'S BIRTHDAYS ** FREE ENTRANCE FOR THE BIRTHDAY FESTEJADOS & BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! Must send a message to to add your name to the birthday guest list.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cubamania 3rd Year Anniversary Timba Dance Party FEAT. Clave Dura (local timba band)
WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2019 4pm-9pm
              4 P.M - Rueda de Casino dance lesson by Robert Morales and Laura Cristina 
WHERE: El Floridita - 1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
COST: $12 cover includes Rueda de Casino class

PLEASE NOTE the Restaurant offers a wide selection of dinners, wine and cocktail drinks available for purchase. El Floridita Cuban Restaurant and Cubamanía team appreciate your support by LEAVING ALL YOUR PERSONAL BEVERAGES AT HOME. It is by supporting venues that they can remain open for years to come and enjoy dancing. THANK YOU for supporting the Venue, Cuban Music, Deejay Warapo, our local instructors and the opportunity to bring this event to you monthly.

Una Bulla!!!
Robert & Laura Cristina from Dame Salsa Cubana
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Mardi Gras A Lo Cubano: The Carnival Exchange Project 2019 in New Orleans- Mar. 1st - 5th

Join Cuban dancers from around the world in New Orleans as we celebrate "Mardi Gras... A Lo Cubano!"  Get ready for 5 days of activities, including workshops, parades, parties, and the grand finale march in The Big Easy's famous Zulu parade on Mardi Gras day.

Every year The Carnival Exchange Project and Dile Que NOLA organize community bonding experiences, including group rehearsals, a rueda de casino performance at the Mardi Gras Festival seen by 1k+ local spectators, workshops, and our contingent of 80+ local and visiting dancers marching in the Mardi Gras Day Parade!

Here are the details:
WHAT:  Dance Rueda; Salsa Suelta, Conga/Comparsas at the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans
WHEN: Friday-Tuesday March 1st thru 5th, 2019
WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana
COST: From $12.00 to $250.00 - click this link to see the pricing details

Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez at ArtPower (UC San Diego) - Wed. Mar 13th

Now, this IS a big treat to have Cuban accomplished music artists in San Diego. Don't miss out on this amazing music concert. Grammy-nominated artists, pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez first worked together on Rodríguez’s 2012 release The Invasion Parade. Since that initial recording session, they have had the rare occasion to perform together as a duo, leaving audiences completely mesmerized by their fearless and virtuosic playing.

A protégé of Quincy Jones, Rodríguez was schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, while Martinez’s musical training came directly from the streets of the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Old Havana, where he was raised. Bringing different approaches to their joint performance, the master musicians take listeners on a unique and exciting journey.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Music Concert with Acclaimed Cuban Artists Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2019   8pm-10pm
WHERE: The Loft @ UCSD - 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
  The Loft is on Lyman Ln, La Jolla, CA 92093
COST:   Sec A $30;  Sec B $23;  GA $18;  UCSD Student $9 - Click here to buy your tickets
WEBSITE: Click here for more info on the concert

Asere! A Fiesta Cubana ft The Havana Cuba All-Stars in San Diego - Thurs. Apr 4th

Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Havana Cuba All-Stars Musc Concert - 
Ages: 21+
WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2019 - 
            Doors open at 7:00pm
            Show starts at 8:00pm
WHERE: The Music Box - 1337 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
COST:  Tickets:$35 Advanced / $35 Day of Show
           Purchase your tickets online by clicking this link
PARKING:  Parking: Street parking and paid lot parking available
More Info: Table Reservation/VIP: / (619) 836-1847
Facebook: or
The Music Box (619) 795-1337
Box Office Hours Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

From the Buena Vista Social Club™ Omara Portuondo: The Farewell Tour at The Regent Theater - Fri. Apr 19th

An Amazing and great Cuban artist is coming to LA. Omara Portuondo from the Buena Vista Social Club is going to be giving a concert at the Regent Theater in Downtown LA.
Here are the details: 
WHAT: Omara Portuondo Concert
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019
WHERE:  Regent Theater DTLA - 448 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
COST: $32.50 Advance / $45 Day of Show / $65 VIP

Click this link to purchase your tickets