January 2009

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Charanga Danzón concert news — reminder to get tickets now

Posted by on 31 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Events

Thanks to all of you who came out to see and hear Charanga Danzón perform at Suyama Space last night. We had a great time at this special, sold-out concert, and we appreciate your support.

We hope you can join us for our concert next weekend

Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8 p.m., Richard Hugo House, in the Cabaret (1634 Eleventh Avenue, Seattle 98122)

Celebrate the month of Love! Enjoy a live Cuban music performance with Seattle’s Charanga Danzón in the intimate setting of the Cabaret at Richard Hugo House www.hugohouse.org

Cafe Hugo will be open, serving coffee and tea, beer, wine, cocktails and light snacks.

Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/53385

Hope to see you there!



Posted by on 30 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Events

(Come see what John has done to Georgetown Ballroom – it’s gorgeous!)

4Culture invites you to an event launching 2009 programs and celebrating the work of King County’s cultural community. It’s free!
Friday, January 30, 2009
5:30 to 10pm
Georgetown Ballroom, 5623 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
• Get info about 2009 funding opportunities
• Enjoy fabulous performances from the 2009 Touring Arts Roster, including
6pm – Unexpected Productions (Seattle’s premier improv comedy group)
7pm – Mercedes Nicole & Quartet (smooth classic jazz)
8pm – Ruze Dalmatinke (lively village songs of Croatia and Bosnia)
9pm – Mambo Cadillac (high-octane salsa)

• Meet folks like you who are making King County one of the most thriving centers for arts and culture in the nation.
Bring cash to purchase dirt-cheap brews from the Georgetown Brewing Company, tasty wines, and delicious sandwiches from the county-famous falafel truck, Hallava Falafel. Heavy appetizers provided.
View the invite and RSVP:
Sponsored by the Georgetown Ballroom, Georgetown Brewing Company, Organics to Go & All City Coffee

We still need your music

Posted by on 26 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Practice

HI again! It was brought up again yesterday that people are not happy with the music at sunday practice. Guess what! If you are coming , you are very welcome to bring some music you like. I have a limited selection and it’s all of our practice… so we can all contribute! It’s very welcome if you bring some. Try to incorporate Cuban music as much as possible in ratio to LA salsa since we are doing a cuban dance. Thanks much!!


Video of the Week

Posted by on 25 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Video


Seattle Center Rueda Video

Posted by on 24 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Video

December 28, 2008

Here is the Rueda with Dennis for Winterfest!
Seattle Center Rueda Dec. 08


Posted by on 24 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

If you teach salsa or casino then please email me so that I can put you on the salsapower site. thatchercollins at g mail. Except Dennis and José, I have your info already. Thank you!

Rueda eh?

Posted by on 23 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

That’s right. They’re going to be doing some fun rueda dancing north of the border pretty soon. Here’s an announcement that I got from Julio up in Vancouver. I think I’m going to run up there and enjoy the night with them. Here you go.

Hola amigos:
Let’s go back to Havana!!! The first Big Cuban Fiesta of 2009 is taking place on Friday January 30th at the conveniently located Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, right on Kingsway and 12th Ave. Here’s what we have to offer:
TWO Rueda dance performances by ESTILO CUBANO (full Cuban flavour) and SALSABROSA (Canada’s only all-female Rueda team!). Both teams are currently championing the Rueda phenomenon in this city.
DJ mixing a heavy load of Cuban Salsa, Reggaeton, Salsaton, Merengue & Bachata.
Complementary dance lesson by Michael Rosen from Mas Movement!!
the Cuban dance videos are back!!! Just check the big screen when you’re taking a little break; we’ll be displaying interesting footage all night.
– and here’s a surprise: get ready to play a special Rueda game at some point after midnight!!!!
The Cuban Fiesta is a social dance event in an environment reminiscent of an island party: we like to shake it and we love to smile. It doesn’t matter how well you can dance!
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
395 Kingsway (and 12th Ave.)
Doors open at 8:30 pm.
Dance lesson at 9:00 pm.
Partying and shaking at 10:00 pm, till 2:00 am!!!
Performances after 11 o clock
Cover: $10
Hotel and street parking
Fully licensed bar
Dress code in effect

Anyone going to the Century tonight?

Posted by on 22 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Events, Kick Me !! (the poster)

Anyone going to the Century tonight?

Sidney and Ryan on Alki ’08

Posted by on 19 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Video

Hey Guys,

Since I have some free time now, I thought I’d finally post some stuff lying around my hard drive and camera tapes…Here are some cool vids of the beach party last summer (which seems like yesterday..yikes…minus the sun/temps), and I especially love the double-follow Rueda lead by Ryan and Dennis…sorry it’s kinda dark…it’s called night time! 😉  Enjoy.
DJ Sammy: Alki Beach ’08


We Need Music for Sunday Practices

Posted by on 19 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Practice

HI Friends

It was brought to my attention yesterday that we need some new music. Can one or more of you volunteer to burn a new Cd  or 2 with some mid tempo Cuban music for us to play? Also, another thing we may want is to get the type of cord/jack to plug in Ipods to Sonny’s system. Eddie may know what it would be… I’m happy to reimburse if we get one, and keep it there for our use.

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