YASSER RAMOS at CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA PARTY SUN DEC 9


CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY!
ft YASSER RAMOS, from La Habana Cuba!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5:00 - 10:00 PM:
The Granada, 17 South First Street, Alhambra 91801

WELCOME YASSER RAMOS, direct from La Habana, who will be appearing THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! Though his band will not be coming to the U.S. until next month for the L.A. debut concert of YASSER RAMOS & El TUMBAO MAYOMBE, during this Sunday’s party you can personally meet and greet YASSER, and have him sign LA RESISTENCIA, his new cd,  produced by WARAPO PRODUCTIONS! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing cuts from the new cd throughout the night!


CURUYE will be raffling a few of the CDs at the beginning of the party, and also a pair of tix for YASSER RAMOS & El TUMBAO MAYOMBE’s January debut concert!

WARAPO will not only be playing the latest hot dance tunes for our dancing pleasure, but celebrating his birthday month along with CARMEN LUCERO, CHIQUITA FLOWERS, and other December birthday peeps. Send Curuye a message if you’d like to be celebrate your December birthday!

5:30 pm:  Cuban dancer KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be kicking off the party with a AFRO TIMBA—Cuban freestyle—class, so come early!

CHEF ISRAEL will be whipping out tasty dishes for hungry dancers through 9 PM, so plan a to have a meal with your friends.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

$10 cover includes dance class!

Free parking in structure across from the Granada!

LET’s SHOW YASSER that L.A. LOVES TIMBA & HIS NEW CD!

San Diego Rueda New Years Eve House Party - Mon. Dec 31st

Greetings Casineros & Dancing Familia!
Want to ring in the new year dancing to timba and all forms of Cuban music? That's right mi gente! Thanks to our dancing friend, Esther Bartolome, from Maritza's rueda class, she has graciously offered her home for a NEW YEARS EVE TIMBA HOUSE PARTY!! Let's ring in the new year Cuban style, with timba, son and Cuban reggaeton music.


Here are the details:
WHAT:  New Years Eve Timba House Party
WHEN: December 31, 2018
              8:00pm - Paella Dinner
              9:00pm - Celebration with 12 Grapes
              9:15pm to 1:00am  - Dance Party
WHERE: Esther Bartolome's House in Rancho Bernardo - 11465 Palito Ct., San Diego, CA 92127
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring drinks to share (Your favorite rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. (We'll be making some virgin Mojito mix and provide some rum and coke for Cuba Libres). More rum is welcome!



Special Casino Saturday Workshop Intensive with Kati Hernandez & Yasser Ramos in LA - Sat. Dec. 8th

Attention Casineros & Amigos!
Yasser Ramos and Nachito Herrera JR. STRAIGHT FROM CUBA will join Cuban Choreographer and educator Kati Hernandez on her CASINO SATURDAYS CLASS @ SOHO DANCE. A very special 4-HR INTENSIVE Cuban style Salsa featuring a TIMBA musicality clinic/lecture for Dancers with a Q&A session follow with a meet and great the artists. A series of special workshops on casino and musicality. SPICE UP YOUR SOCIAL DANCING!!!!
Cuban maestra Kati Hernández breaks down authentic, fun Cuban moves to help you bring flavor to your social dance giving you tools to learn HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ON THE DANCE FLOOR regardless of your level.

LEARN CASINO (Cuban style salsa) moves and turns - focusing on generally-applicable LEADING AND FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES, as well as conveying the essence of Casino. Leave with a sense of true Cuban MUSICALITY as well as PRACTICAL DANCE DRILLS that will help you improve not only your body movements but also will help you grow as a dancer in this complex and beautiful form. Kati trains some of the top Casino dance teams in the USA. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from her. Learn how to groove and dance the Cuban way. Join our vibrant community and have fun

Here are the details:
WHAT: A series of workshops for Casineros and Timba Lovers with master instructor Kati Hernandez and Direct from Cuba music artist Yasser Ramos 

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Schedule of the workshops

11 am - 12pm. LEVEL ONE Fundamentals of Casino
Let's build the cake. We will be working on the Fundamentals of casino.
30 min: Footwork without partners, basic Cuban fun Body movement applicable to social dancing, and coordination drills that will help you become a better dancer.
30 min. Basic Partner work. Focusing on Casino and leading technique and tools to get you to the dance floor with confidence regardless of your dance level.

12pm-1:30 pm LEVEL TWO Casino Moves and Fun Combinations 
                         (must know Guapea, Enchufla and Dile que no)
30 min. Fun suelta (with out a partner) footwork. Musicality and body movement drills
1hr- Casino moves and fun combinations.

1:35-4pm: MUSICALITY FOR DANCERS
TIMBA Clinic/Lecture with Yasser Ramos and Nachito Herrera. Meet and greet the artists and paractice your moves to the sound of DJ Warapo.

LOCATION: SoHo Dance LA -  1618 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

REGISTRATION: PLEASE RSVP: You can register by using VENMO @kati-hernandez
Uuse this Venmo description: Salsa with Kati or go directly to this Square Link and pay online.

COST: It depends on what workshop sessions you select to participate; Between $15-$40

PARKING: There is a small garage under the studio you can park at AND there is PARKING on the STREETS.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-refundable

Havana Jam - Afro-Cuban Jam Session - Tues. Dec. 4th

Prohibition is now open on Tuesdays and featuring live music from San Diego Latin Jazz Collective! Every Tuesday night, enjoy a Latin Jazz/Afro Cuban Jam Session at San Diego's favorite speakeasy!  But first, grab dinner at Havana 1920, and get Tuesday nights started!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Live music from San Diego Latin Jazz Collective! The Afro-Cuban Sessions
WHEN: Tuesday Night December 4, 2018 at 8pm
WHERE: Prohibition San Diego - 548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
COST: Grab dinner at Havana 1920 beforehand, then head on over to Prohibition Lounge.

Casinero Meet-Up at Tango del Rey (FEAT. En-RuedaMe-Mas Rueda Performance) - Fri. Nov. 30th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
Our very own casino perforamnce group En-RuedaMe Mas (Tim & Rocio's perforamnce group) is going to perfomr at the Majesty in Motion Tango del Rey Salsa Bachata Night. Let's meet up and cheer our casino  familia and dance with each other. Food served throughout the night. 2 dance floors!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet-Up at Salsa-Bachata Friday Night to see EnRuedaMe Mas do a rueda perforamnce, and do some social ruedas
WHEN: Friday, Novembe 30, 2018 8pm-1am
               Lesson:  8:30pm - Salsa with Majesty in Motion Dance Company.
WHERE: Tango Del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St, San Diego, CA 92109
COST: $10 cover. 18+. Full bar available for those 21+.

DJ Warapo Birthday Celebration FEAT. Yasser Ramos -Direct from Cuba - Fri. Dec 7th

DJ Warapo and Warachando Records present directly from Havana, Cuba...
Yasser Ramos Y El Tumbao Mayombe. We are Celebrating DJ Warapo's Birthday!! Don't m
iss out on an unforgettable event with the currently best new-from-Cuba orchestra.

DIRECTAMENTE DESDE CUBA- YASSER RAMOS Y EL TUMBAO MAYOMBE! 
Celebrando el CUMPLEAÑOS DE DJ WARAPO!
NO SE PIERDAN ESTA EVENTO INOLVIDABLE CON LA MEJOR ORQUESTA NUEVA DE CUBA EN ESTE MOMENTO! 
Here are the details:
WHAT: Birthday Party for DJ Warapo - dancing & music concert feat. Yasser Ramos Y El Tumbao Mayombe - direct from Cuba
WHEN: DECEMBER 7th 2018 
          Puertas abren/Doors open: 9:00 p.m
COST: BUY TICKETS FROM US OR BUY ONLINE AT THIS LINK:
Age: 21+

San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival - Thur-Sun Feb 14th-17th

Greetings Everyone,
There is a California-based Salsa Rueda Festival happening in San Francisco in February of 2019. It's going on its 11th year of doing this Congress. I have been to this festival 9 years in a row and it was always such a good time. I learned so much form the workshops. It's like a big huge reunion of dancing friends.
The early special DEADLINE is coming up so get your passes before the price goes up.



Here are the details:
WHAT: Salsa Rueda Congress in San Francisco
WHEN:  February 14th-17th, 2019 Thursday thru Sunday
WHERE:  Hotel Whitcomb - 1231 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
COST: Click this link to see and purchase your tickets

Casinero Meet-Up at Moonshine Beach Salsa/Bachata Night in Pacific Beach- Sun. Nov 18th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos,
Looking for a place to go dancing. it's not going to be timba but the salsa music I hear is good. Let's meet up and dance just for fun and maybe some ruedas if the music calls for it.
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Here are the details:
WHAT:  Casinero Meet Up to go out dancing in San Diego
WHEN:  Sunday, November 18, 2018 4pm -9pm
                  4pm dance lesson
                 5pm-9pm social dancing
WHERE: Moonshine Beach -1165 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
COST: $10 cover -
QUESTIONS: Contact David Stein
www.majastyinmotion.com | 619.917.1721

Cuban Dance Masters Royland Lobato & Kati Hernandez Casino/AfroCuban Workshops in LA - Sat. Nov. 17th

Thrilled to be hosting another CUBAN dance SPLASH @ Soho Dance LA. Back by popular demand Royland Lobato native of Cuba and all the way from the Bay Area will be in L.A THIS SATURDAY NOV 17. He will be sharing his outstanding mastery and knowledge with us and co/ teaching with Kati Hernandez.
Check this out. Sign up and spread the word familia!
SATURDAY NOV 17 

11:00 am - 12:00pm
FUNDAMENTALS of CASINO (Cuban style salsa) with KATI. COST $18

12:00pm - 1:00pm
CASINO INTERMEDIO (Cuban style Salsa) with KATI & ROYLAND. COST $18 pre-pay or $20 at the door

1:00 pm -2:00 pm
AFRO-CUBAN (Changó/Shangó/Xangó) WITH LIVE TRADITIONAL PERCUSSION. COST: $18 pre-pay or $20 at the door.

COST: Two Workshops:
$30 PRE-PAID $35@ the door
Three Workshops:
$ 45 PRE-PAID $50 @ the door
TO PRE-PAID Please
Venmo @kati-hernandez and please make sure your description is only (Dance with Kati) Thank you!
If you already pre- paid for the Casino Series please show your receipt at the door. And only pay for the last workshop.

Agua!! Pay only $15 for Oricha Therapy Sunday when you take Royland’s workshop on Saturday.
This will be a great treat for you familia! See you on the dance floor!


Kati Hernandez

Casinero Meet-Up atHavana Nights at Hillcrest - Manny Cepeda Orchestra - Sat. Nov. 17th

Havana Nights proudly presents The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Trio for the "Hottest Night" in Hillcrest! Come out and check out Manny and his friends now going on it's 5th year performing for what has become the hottest Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata and Cuban Music in Hillcrest!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero dance meet-up at Manny Cepeda's Orchestra salsa, Cumbia, Merengue & Cuban music event 
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8pm-12 midnight
WHERE: Number One Fifth Ave.:  3845 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
COST: FREE but buys some drinks please!  Must be 21+ to attend!!!

Casino on Concrete at Imperial Beach - Sat. Dec 1st

Greetings Casineros,
Let's dance outside on concrete and grass near the Imperial Beach Pier. We haven't been here in a while but you remember how beautiful it was out there. So bring your beach supplies and concrete dancing shoes because this is going to be a lot of fun. Come enjoy some dancing to timba music with friends and make new friends, 



Here are the details:
WHAT: Casino on Concrete (Cuban salsa dancing on concrete by the beach)
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 3:30pm to 5:30pm
        3:30pm -5:30pm social dancing and social ruedas

WHERE: Imperial Beach Pier Plaza:  10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Look for us nearest the corner of Seacoast and Elder street and listen for the music and people dancing on the concrete or grass.

HOW TO PREPARE: Bring beach chairs, sunscreen, walking/dancing shoes, This is a snack-luck so bring snacks and drinks to share! 

Una bulla!
Maritza

Rumba Descarga at La Bodega Gallery in Barrio Logan - Tues. Nov 6th


Here are the details:
WHAT:  RUMBA DESCARGA JAM - Join us for an evening of Live Music
Hosted by: Paul M Lopez

This month's Descarga will feature the amazing San Diego Latin Jazz Collective

* Now serving soft drinks, snacks and beer
(Id required to purchase beer)

Tuesday November 6, 2018
Jam starts at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm
7:30pm-10:00pm
Free admission / Open to all ages

La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113

www.labodegagallery.com
Instagram: labodegagallery

Havana Jam at Prohibition San Diego - Nov 6th

Prohibition is now open on Tuesdays and featuring live music from San Diego Latin Jazz Collective! Every Tuesday night, enjoy a Latin Jazz/Afro Cuban Jam Session at San Diego's favorite speakeasy!  But first, grab dinner at Havana 1920, and get Tuesday nights started!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Live music from San Diego Latin Jazz Collective! The Afro-Cuban Sessions
WHEN: Tuesday Nights beginning November 6, 2018 at 8pm
WHERE: Prohibition San Diego - 548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
COST: Grab dinner at Havana 1920 then head on over to Prohibition Lounge.

Rumba Guaguanco Workshop w/ Master Instructor, Kati Hernandez in LA - Tues. Oct 16th

A very SPECIAL 2 hrs Rumba Workshop with LIVE MUSIC accompaniment. Featuring the amazing virtuoso percussionist Khalil Cummings. Men & Ladies will come together for this special Intensive focusing on RUMBA GUAGUANCO.  We will be working on Body movement and musicality drills and transitions between steps. When and how to fusion with Afro-Cuban elements. Ways of executing and blocking the Vacunao. Nuances to help you bring more authenticity to the dance floor. Entwine with history and cultural aspects to help you understand this complex yet beautiful Cuban dance.  Not to be missed! See you on the dance floor!

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Here are the details:
WHAT: Rumba Guaguanco dance training with Kati Hernandez, Master Afro-Cuban Instructor in LA
WHEN:  TUESDAY, OCT. 16TH @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
WHERE:  SOHO DANCE LA - 1618 Cotner St., Los Angeles, CA
COST: $30 PrePaid (via Venmo: Kati-Hernandez); $35 Drop-in

Omo Ache's Afro-Cuban Music & Dance Party!!! - Sat. Oct 20th


WHAT:  Omo Aché celebrates 20 years of AFRO-CUBAN culture here in San Diego!
What better way to commemorate our mission to preserve & perform this heritage than sharing it with you!  
Join us for this party featuring Live Drumming & Dance Performances by Omo Aché 
as well as former company members & Special Guests as they showcase Afro-Cuban Folklore from Orisha, Congo & Franco-Haitian traditions! 
Enjoy a traditional RUMBA! And a wide-Open DANCE floor for all of the Casineros 
& Ruedas de Casino when we jam to the best Cuban dance music!
RAFFLES - Including 2 Tickets to see Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor
in concert at the 2018 SD Cuban Dance Congress!
*Cuban Food & Drinks will be available for purchase. 

All Ages
Admission: $15
Cash Only
Children 12 & Under are FREE!

WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 20th
7pm -11pm
WHERE: Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd. SD. 92101

Info: omoachecubanculture.org OR Ph# (619) 520-8353



CURUYE's DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! - Sun. Oct 14th

CURUYE's ANNIVERSARY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 5:00-10:00 pm
The GRANADA, 17 South First Street, Alhambra 91801




PA' GOZAR Y CELEBRAR! COME DANCE & CELEBRATE CURUYE’s DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CUBAN DANCE PARTY- 15 YEARS of CURUYE.COM, and 9 YEARS of CUBAN DANCE PARTIES in L.A.! SITARA SON led by Master LÁZARO GALARRAGA will lead a set of LIVE MUSIC at 7:15 PM.  DEEJAY WARAPO will be keeping the energy up with the latest and hottest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC! An evening of CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! RUMBA! RUEDAS! RAFFLES! GIFTS!  CELEBRATION!

MARTIZA BAÍDA will be back by popular demand to teach a 5:30 PM RUEDA de CASINO class!

We’ll also be celebrating OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS! So message Curuye if you’d like to have your name on the cake!. 

FOR THE OCCASION, WEAR YOUR CURUYE TEE SHIRTS! HATS! (& you’ll get an extra raffle ticket!)

You’ll want to fuel up with some of Chef Israel’s tasty offerings from his varied menu! If you're coming in a group, message Curuye if you'd like to reserve a table.

ALL AGES WELCOME! $12 cover includes dance class! 

The GRANADA’s MAIN BALLROOM, 17 South First Street, Alhambra 91801. FREE PARKING in structure across the street!

TELL ONE! TELL ALL! LET's DANCE & CELEBRATE!

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Noche Havana - World Dance Festival a Palomar College - Fri. Oct 19th

Join Palomar College Dance Department for the 21st Anniversary celebration of the Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Drum and Dance Ensemble, Agogo and the World Drum and Dance Program.  Founded and directed by Patriceann Mead.  An evening of live Cuban/Brazilian music and dance, features Kimba Light, a fabulous Salsa band. Includes open dance floor.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  An evening of live Cuban/Brazilian music and dance, features Kimba Light, a fabulous Salsa band. Includes open dance floor.
WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018         
              Doors open at 7:00pm
              Salsa Dance class with Patriceann Mead at 7:30pm
WHERE: Palomar College Performing Arts - Studio Theatre
COST: $15 General Public
            $10 College Students - purchase your tickets online here





GRAND OPENING: Havana in Hollywood Dance Party - Friday, Oct 5th

GRAND OPENING of Havana in Hollywood Featuring DJ Warapo & Kati Hernandez! We will have awesome Cuban-style line dances throughout the night and also have great Cuban Music vibes. Don't miss this awesome event! 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Dance Party bring Havana to Hollywood 
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2018 9pm-2am
WHERE: Station 1640 - 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
COST: They will have a *FREE GUEST LIST*
Please send names to DJ Warapo or Kati Hernandez before FRIDAY!

Cachito Y su Son Plays Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe - Thurs. Oct 4th

Cachito y Su Son brings you a deluxe lineup for this event. Don't miss this out!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Live Cuban Son music by Cachito y Su Son - Dancing Meet -Up
WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2018 5:30pm-7:45pm
WHERE: Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe: 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
COST:  Free but please buy some coffee or food. (Kid-friendly)

1st Annual Changui Festival in Los Angeles - Sat. Oct. 6th


Here are the details:
WHAT: 1st Annual Changüí Festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 6 @ 3:00PM
WHERE: The Debonair Cigar Lounge - 6908, 1111 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
COST: General Admissions Tickets are $35 Click here to purchase  
INCLUDES LIVE MUSIC BY CHANGÜÍ MAJADERO FEAT. JOSE ANDRES "EL SINSONTE" & LOS HERMANOS ARANGO

TICKET OPTIONS:

LECHÓN ASADO TICKET $45: https://bit.ly/lechonasado_changuifest
Lechón Asado ticket includes - General Admission, 1 food dish by Cienfuegos Cuban Cafe & 1 drink.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT TICKETS $65 (Limited): https://bit.ly/forbiddenfruit_changuifest
Forbidden Fruit tickets includes: General Admission & 1 complimentary Qban Cigar (Cohiba Esplendidos, Partagas, or Romeo y Julieta) imported directly from the forbidden island.

CHANGÜÍ VIP TICKETS $100 (Limited): https://bit.ly/vip_changuifestival
Changüí VIP tickets includes: General Admission, 1 VIP Parking, Access to VIP canopy/shaded area with chairs, 2 drinks, 1 cigar (Debonair cigar, NOT CUBAN) & 1 food dish by Cienfuegos Cuban Cafe.

HIGH ROLLERS PLATINUM $1,000 (Limited): https://bit.ly/hirollersplatinum_changuifest
High Rollers Platinum $1,000 includes: 5 General Admission, 1 VIP Parking, Access to your own canopy/shaded area with chairs, 1 complimentary BOX of Qban Cohiba Esplendidos (25 in a box), 1 complimentary bottle of imported Havana Club (cups & ice included), 5 food dishes by Cienfuegos Cuban Cafe, & 5 drink tickets. Please email info@changuimajadero or call (619)730-8180 to purchase the HighRollersPlatinum ticket at $1,000. If you buy the ticket online you will have to pay an extra processing fee of $30.

Cuban Rumba Workshops in San Diego with Juan Carlos Blanco & Freila Merencio - Thurs-Sun Oct 11th-14th

Here are the details:
WHAT: Experience a Cuban Rumba Dance Workshop here in San Diego! 'La Rumba' is the epitome of Cuban Dance and the precursor to 'Son', This important rhythm is the basis for a lot of Cuban dance. It is the original fusion of African & Spanish cultural heritage as you will see, feel and hear in this workshop! Learn various genres of Rumba including Guaguanco, Yambu & Columbia with professional Cuban dancers. Learn authentic movement, styling and technique accompanied by Live Cuban Percussion for a truly authentic experience. Workshop classes are appropriate for all levels - from 'never tried it & curious' to 'I love me some Rumba'. No experience needed; only a desire to dance & learn! Que viva la rumba!

WHERE : Stage 7 School of Dance - 3980 30th Street, San Diego, CA. 92104

WHEN: 
            THURSDAY 11th - 7:15pm - 8:45pm, Guaguancó I
            FRIDAY 12th - 7:15pm - 8:45pm, Guagancó II
            SATURDAY 13th - 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Columbia
            SUNDAY 14th - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Rumba Trio: Guaguancó, Columbia & Yambú
                                        2:00pm - 3:00pm, Rumba Percussion
**Guagancó I & II do NOT represent levels (ex: beginner nor intermediate). Rather, each day will cover different aspects of Guaguancó. In addition to learning various movements, you will also connect to a specific African ethnic influence on each day (Guaguancó I will connect the Bantú influence and Guaguancó II will highlight the Yoruba influence)

PARKING: Located in the heart of North Park,STAGE 7 has only street parking available. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you arrive early and give yourself time for parking. Don't have time or feel like searching for parking? There is an Ace Parking Structure 1 block away from the studio, located at 3829 29th Street (Btwn University Ave. & North Park Way). Their daytime rate is $1/1hr with a daily max of $5; Their evening rate is a flat rate of $5.

Omo Ashe 20th Anniversary Celebration in San Diego


WHEN: Saturday, OCT. 20th 7pm - 11pm

WHERE: Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. 92101

WHAT: Omo Aché celebrates 20 years of performing & preserving Afro-Cuban Music, Dance & Culture! Featuring Live Afro-Cuban Dance Performances & Percussion, Traditional Rumba & Dance Party featuring the best Cuban dance music!

COST: Admission: $15 (Cash only) All Ages, Family-friendly Event!

Direct from Cuba: Mixael Cabrera Exclusive Concert - Sat. Oct. 27th

ATTENTION - ATTENTION - ATTENTION

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT MIXAEL CABRERA, EXCLUSIVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERFORMANCE AT THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL CUBAN CONGRESS PROMOTING HIS 2018 ALBUM - ORIG3N. Click this link to see his Facebook page

"Soy de la nueva generación de músicos cubanos que defiende nuestra cultura y tradición ." ~Mixael Cabrera. 

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS AMAZING CONCERT!

Be sure to LIKE our Facebook pages as we will be posting latest happenings and information to keep you up to date on the Congress. View our Facebook page.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Direct from Cuba - Concert feat. Mixael Cabrera 
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th 11pm-1am
WHERE: Town & Country Resort and Convention Center - Golden Pacific Ballroom
COST: $40.00 plus $5.00 processing fee if purchased online OR $50 at the Door

Direct from Cuba - Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor Exclusive Concert - Fri. Oct 26th

Asho Productions & Ritmo Cubano Events LLC Present:

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MAYKEL BLANCO Y SU SALSA MAYOR
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Join us for a night full of Cuban salsa from one of Cuba's best dance bands, Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor. They will also be promoting their new album "Que Tiene Que Te Mueve"! If you love high energy Latin music, especially from Cuba, then YOU want to attend this upcoming show in San Diego. Tickets are $40 online, or $50 at door day of event.

Maykel Blanco is one of the most talented musicians in Cuba today. An excellent percussionist and pianist, he is also a talented composer and producer, and he is the director of one of the hottest bands on the Timba scene: Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor.
*Follow them on FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/maykelblancosalsamayor/
*Follow them on IG at: @maykelblanco
*Website: http://www.maykelblanco.com/

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Salsa Orquestra Concert with Maykel Blanco Y Su Salsa Mayor
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018 11pm-2am
WHERE: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center  - Golden Pacific Ballroom
500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
COST: $40 + $5 process fee online or $50 at the door. You can contact Maritza Baida for tickets - $40 (no processing fee) cash only or Venmo - Please contact her first at (206)300-4523.  




MegaRueda at Musica en la Plaza with Kimba Light!

We Doin' it Again! One LAST time for the Year! MegaRueda at the last Musica en la Plaza in Escondido. 

If you were there at the beginning of September for the first Musica en la Plaza, and enjoyed dancing in the MegaRueda, we're do that again this Friday!! Please wear your San Deigo Rueda T-shirt to promote the blog for all Cuban dance events, dance instruction, and Cuban music in San Diego and nearby. We are having a MegaRueda Practice just before the event starts.



Here are the details:
WHAT: Mega Rueda at Sept 7th's Musica en la Plaza w/ Sexteto Sonero del Caribe
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2018  
6:15-7pm - MegaRueda practice at Grape Day Park at the old Santa Fe Train Depot in Escondido. 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Look for the green building on this weblink as your visual aid guide to find us. We will be there! 

7pm -10pm:  Musica en la Plaza at the Lyric Court. Three Mega-ruedas
WHERE: California Center for The Arts, Escondido - 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
HOW TO PREPARE: Wear your San Diego Rueda t-shirt. You can purchase the SDR T-shirts with Maritza at the Mega-Rueda Practice.  $15 a t-shirt. Below are the options:


RUEDA MOVES FOR THE MEGA RUEDA - the ones highlighted are Maritza's regular moves now
Pal-medio
Caminamos pa-rriba
Pegale un tarro
Un tarro - mentira!
Pa-bajo - exhibela dos veces - escapate
enchufla
enchufla doble
dame con despelote
dame con tembleque
damce con ambulancia
dame con azucar
dame la loca con bulla
exibela pa-fuera
saca la vecina
el corto con la bola
enchufla con manolin - pa-mi/pa ti
vacilala
vacilala con una mano
Sombero
Sombrero con vuelta (y caminala)
enchufla con mambo
adios doble
adios - adios con la hermana - adios con la familia
enchverria
una bulla - dos bullas, con Celia - Uy Yui Yui!
Matala - Sta'vivo - Aplastala
Ping Pong Triple
Chequendengue
Un fly
Dos flys y una bulla

Casino on Grass at Embarcadero Marina Park North - Sat. Oct. 13th

Hello Friends and Casineros!
We are trying out a new spot for October's installment of Casino on Whatever. This time it's Casino on Grass and we have selected a new spot. We are going to try out the Emarcadero Marina Park North.   See the picture below for a visual reference of this park:
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Here are the details:
WHAT: Monthly Casinero Meet-Up to dance outside near the water (timba music provided)
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 4-7pm
4pm-7pm Social Dancing - no lesson just a chance to meet up , catch up do some ruedas and hang out.
WHERE: Emarcadero Marina Park North - 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring beach chairs, beach blankets, we may dance barefoot since we are on the grass, so bring wipes for your feet, band-aids, and a pair of comfortable shoes, layered clothing as it will get dark and colder sooner. Bring a flashlight. 7pm will be dark, Bring your camera for pictures. This is a SNACK-LUCK, so bring something to share (food and drinks).
PARKING: Give yourself some time to find parking which will be challenging. Suggest taking a Lyft or Uber to the location (drop-off point would be Seaport Village and walk over). Or, take the train to Seaport Village then walk over.

Casino on Grass at Coroando Cays Park - Sat. Nov. 10th

Queirdos Amguitos & Casineros,
We are heading outside to dance at our October's installment of Casino-on-Whatever! Yay! A new place this time! It is going to be on the grass at a new spot called Coronado Cay Park. This place is really nice. This is one of those chances to dance barefoot on the grass.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet-Up to Dance Outside on Grass - Casino on Grass
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018  3pm -7pm
WHERE: Coronado Cays Park- 99 Grand Caribe Isle, Coronado, CA 92118
HOW TO PREPARE: Family-Friendly gathering;  Bring beach chairs, any kind of shade. Please bring snacks and drinks to share. Layer up as it might be hot during the day but cold as the sun goes down. Also, bring your camera for pictures. Nos Fuimos!!!

Friday Rueda Practice at Maple Street Plaza - Fri. Sept 21st

Greetings Everyone!
We are doing it again at Maple Street Plaza for our Friday rueda practice. Come hang out with us as we dance during the Cruisin' Grand (Classic Car show). Now that we have 2 levels going the practice is extended for two hours. Don't be late! 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet Up for a Rueda de casino practice and social dancing; Open to all.
WHEN: Friday, Sept 21, 2018 
          6:30pm-7:30pm = Beginners Level 1
          7:30pm-8:30pm Beginners Level 3/Intermediate practice - working on                                       setenta, el uno, el dos,  & Kentucky.

WHERE: Maple Street Plaza in Escondido: Click here for Google directions
(see pictures above for reference)

WHERE TO PARK: Two Options
Option #1: Park across from US Bank in the parking lot next to Maple Street Plaza - Here is the US Bank address: 125 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
or
Option #2: Park across from Maple Street Plaza in the Center for the Arts Parking Lot off of W. Valley Parkway (a one-way street only going west). Use this link to help you guide yourself to this parking lot. There is plenty of parking there even with Cruisin' Grand Classic Car show going on.

La Gozadera Cuban Nights Dance Party in San Diego - Sun. Sept 30th

Here we go again! Join us for another awesome night of dancing, last time was a hit and this time it will be even better! San Diego Casineros are joining forces to bring north county just what everyone has been asking for.  DJ Warapo from LA will be spinning the latest in Cuban music with some good ol’ classics. Warapo has DJ from Local events to all over the world including the largest festival in Cuba. He will play some hits from the latest Yasser CD which he’s producing, you do not want to miss it!

***Free Casino Rueda Class taught by our local North County Instructors***

Maritza Baida- Will be teaching a beginner class ( No Experience Needed)

Tim Snedeker- Will be teaching an Intermediate/Advance Class

Both Tim and Maritza have spent some time in Cuba training with the Santiago All-Stars as well as training with some of the best Cuban Instructors in the US. They both have had a continuous effort in keeping the Cuban Culture alive here in San Diego. You don’t want to miss their contagious energy!



Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Dance Party in San Diego
WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 2018  Doors open at 5pm
WHERE: Dance North County - 535 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
COST:  $10 entry fee; Students get in for free before 6pm with student ID.

This event is open to all ages, enjoy dancing with the whole family just like in the streets of Cuba.
Enjoy authentic delicious Cuban cuisine and of course, Cuban Drinks that will be available for purchase, don’t miss a true Cuban Experience.

Ahí na ma!

Maritza's Beginner Level 3 Series of Rueda de casino now open - Starts Tues. Sept 4th

Greetings Amigos y Casineros, 
I am starting Beginner level 3 Rueda de Casino on Tuesday, Sept 4th. Just show up on the first day. 
Level 3 Beginner's Series is now open and taking people. 
REGISTRATION: Just show up on the first day (Sept 4th)
TIME & DATES: 7pm-8:30pm;   
COST: $40.00 per person
LOCATION:  Doug's Studio 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
WEBSITE: See Maritza's curriculum in the Casino Rueda Links tab 
REQUIREMENTS: Dancers entering this series must already know the following moves:  Pa'l Medio, Caminamos, the Tarro series of moves, Dile Que No, Guapea, Matala (series of moves), Fly (series of moves), Dame (and a few variations), Botala Pa'tras, Enchufla (and a few variations) and Echevarria, Pa'bajo, exhibela, vacilala, sombrero and vacilala variations). There are NO Drop-in's and NO make up classes for this series. The purpose of a closed series is to raise the level of the dancer's knowledge/skill to the next level as a group. All the levels are described on this link

CURUYE's SEPT 9 CUBAN SALSA TIMBA honors 'LAS AGUAS' ...

CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018  - 5:00-10:00 PM
The Granada, 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801 


CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY returns SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 and pays tribute to  the deities of ‘las aguas’: the deity of lakes and rivers, and the deity of the ocean from Yoruba tradition celebrated this month in Cuba. Consider wearing their colors, yellow or blue! 


DEEJAY WARAPO is the music man of the evening, making sure we’ll be keeping the dance floor hot! Hopefully he’ll be featuring music from his label’s hot-off-the-press cd: LA RESISTENCIA by YASSER RAMOS! (By the way, now available on iTUNES!)

KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be teaching a fun and funky AFRO TIMBA dance class to add some Cuban spice to your freestyle dancing! Come early (5:30 pm) so you can warm up for the rest of the evening!

September birthdays will be celebrated with a dance and a birthday cake! So far ALYSE KORN, ALMA ALVAREZ, and PEDRO ‘MUÑECO’ AGUILAR’s name will be on the cake! Are you a September baby? Let Curuye know if you want to be part of the celebration!

Chef Israel offers a great menu for hungry dancers: everything from tasty appetizers and sandwiches, to wonderful entrées! Consider sharing a meal with your friends.

All ages are welcome!

$10 cover includes Kati’s dance class.

Free parking in the structure across from the Granada!

GET OUT YOUR DANCE SHOES, TELL A FRIEND, & JOIN IN ON THE DANCE FUN!
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Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier - Fri. Aug 31st

Greetings Casineros & Amigos,
Going back to our other regular spot Friday Rueda practice locally. This time we are heading to Oceanside Pier to practice the moves for the Mega Rueda for the first Musica en la Plaza event. Come learn the moves I will be calling next week for the Musica en la Plaza.   Practice! Practice! Practice! We will have a great time dancing outside to cool off from the heat. Check out this picture below as to where we will be in reference to the Oceanside Pier.


Here are the details:
WHAT: Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier - Preparing for Mega Rueda on Sept 7th
WHEN: Friday, August 31, 2018 7pm-9pm                                 
WHERE: The north side of the Oceanside Pier down the right side of the stairs
300 The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054


RUEDA MOVES FOR THE MEGA RUEDA:
Pal-medio
Caminamos pa-rriba
Pegale un tarro
Un tarro - mentira!
Pa-bajo - exhibela dos veces - escapate
Enchufla
Enchfula + DQN + Y Dicelo!!!
Enchufla doble
Dame con despelote
Dame con ambulancia
Dame con azucar
Dame la loca con bulla
Exibela pa-fuera
Saca la vecina
El corto con la bola
Enchufla con manolin - pa-mi/pa ti
Vacilala
Vacilala con una mano
Sombero
Sombrero con Vuelta
Sombrero y Caminala
Enchufla con mambo
Adios - adios con la hermana - adios con la familia
Enchverria
Una bulla - dos bullas, con Celia - Uy Yui Yui!
Matala - Sta'vivo - Aplastala
Ping Pong Triple
Chequendengue
Un fly
Dos flys y una bulla

Bulevar Descarga w/ DJ Saul Timba - Sat. Sept 1st

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Bulevar Descarga musical ensemble has been formed to create a fusion of unique sound, which includes a variety of genres such as traditional Latin American rhythms, funk, soul, rock, reggae, and more.
Nothing is better than Labor Day Weekend in PB!! 

Special SAUL TIMBA DJ SET will feature:
Cuban Salsa
Reggaetón 
Cumbia
and Top 40 to get the party started!!!

Special guest DJ:
Saul Timba! 
(Timba, Cumbia, Latín Top 40)

WHAT: Bulevar Descarga back in action! $5 cover
WHERE: 710 Beach Club, Pacific Beach
WHEN: Saturday, Sep 1, 2018


Friday Rueda Practice at Maple Street Plaza - Fri. August 24th

Greetings Everyone!
We are doing it again at Maple Street Plaza for our Friday rueda practice. Come hang out with us as we dance during the Cruisin' Grand (Classic Car show). We are working on vacilala and sombrero moves (Beginner level 2 required)



Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet Up for a Rueda de casino practice and social dancing; Open to all.
WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018 from 7pm-9pm
7-8pm Beginner Level 2 (vacilala, vacila con una mano, sombrero & add-ons)
8-9pm intermediate level 2 (balsero, 71, consorte, setenta complicado caminando)
WHERE: Maple Street Plaza in Escondido: Click here for Google directions
(see pictures above for reference)

WHERE TO PARK: Two Options
Option #1: Park across from US Bank in the parking lot next to Maple Street Plaza - Here is the US Bank address: 125 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
or
Option #2: Park across from Maple Street Plaza in the Center for the Arts Parking Lot off of W. Valley Parkway (a one-way street only going west). Use this link to help you guide yourself to this parking lot. There is plenty of parking there even with Cruisin' Grand Classic Car show going on.

Casino on Cardboard Coronado Beach - Sat. Sept 8th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
We are taking it back to our favorite spot in Coronado Beach. This is a family friendly event so please bring the kids y los abuelos. We still call it Casino on Cardboard to always honor where how we started our dance parties at the beach. Now that we have the snap together dance floor, we actually have a dance floor.


Here are the details:
WHAT: Casino on Cardboard (Snap-together dance floor) Cuban Dance Party at the Beach
WHEN:  Saturday, September 8, 2018 3pm-8pm  
           3pm - 4pm  - Dance floor set up - I've got new wood planks to help speed up the dance floor set up
           4pm - 5pm - Dance lesson for beginners
           5pm - 8pm - Social Dancing
           8pm-8:30pm - Takedown of the dance floor
WHERE:Coronado Beach across from Sunset Park in Coronado Sunset Park address is 101 Ocean Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118

HOW TO HELP: I need 8 volunteers to help me unload and carry the floor to our dance spot at 3pm. I'll meet you at Sunset Park in Coronado Beach (same place we had it before). We also need a portable table for food and some coolers with ice for drinks.

HOW TO PREPARE: Bring some snacks and drinks to share. Bring your beach towels, beach chairs, a sweater or sweatshirt and a camera as it will get cold later as the sun goes down. We have a lot of new people in our Cuban dance community so let's welcome all of them.