April 2010

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Elspeth Savani and Friends, Fri 30th!

Posted by on 29 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Music

From Elspeth via the Seattle-Cuba list :

We’ve got quite the combo lined up for this Friday, tomorrow, at St
, with Julio Jauregui on piano, Dean Schmidt on bass, Chris Stover on trombone, Carlos Cascante sitting on on vocals and percussion, and
yours truly on vocals and percussion. Will do our brand of pan latin jazz
and throw in a good dose of son for dancing. Here’s the scoop from John
at St Clouds:

Dear Friends, Countrymen & Revolutionaries,

Please join us Friday, April 30 as we celebrate the eve of May Day at St.
Clouds. Taking a cue from our neighbors to the South in Cuba and Latin
America who celebrate International Workers Day, we’ll serve Cuban food specials, Mojitos and Cuba Libres, and party all evening with a hot Latin band, purveyors of gyratable Cuban son music, latin jazz, and the best in celebratory music. Dinner and cocktails all evening, live music from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Check out www.elspethsavani. com

A very popular evening the last few year, lots of diners, lots of
revelers. Hope you’ll join us for dinner or just for a few mojitos and
great music. Call or email for reservations. Yours in celebrating
workers and community, John and Pablo

John Platt & Paul Butler, Owners
St. Clouds Restaurant and Catering
1131 34th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
john@stclouds. com
www.stclouds. com

Afro-Cuban Salsa night at Selenas’s this Sat., May 1

Posted by on 29 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Music

DJ Baracoa presents Afro-Cuban Salsa night at Selena’s this Saturday, May 1.  Timba, Salsa, Bachata, & Reggaeton music.
Start 10pm (21+).  FREE entrance & FREE dance lesson with The Legendary Maiensy Sanchez from Camaguey, CUBA.  And guest DJ’s Thomas & Carlos.
Selena’s is located 1715 N. 45th ST Seattle (Wallingford).

Clave Gringa at Egans Friday April 30

Posted by on 29 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Events

Hi all, My latin jazz quintet, Clave Gringa, will be playing at Egans Ballard Jam House (on Market at 17th) 9-10:30 – in celebration of my birthday. Ann-ita Reynolds on piano and vocals, Daniel Barry on trumpet, Dan O’Brien on bass, Marty Tuttle on timbales, Edsson Otero on congas – $10 cover- it’s a great club and you could probably dance around tables – Besitos-annita

After a quiet, wet winter…LET THE POTLUCKS CONTINUE!

Posted by on 28 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Practice, Social

Hello everyone:

Mark your calendars for the next “Let’s celebrate the warmer weather and kick-off the fun summer-to-come” post-practica potluck!

Location: Israel’s Rooftop (“Moda” Apartments: 2312 3rd Avenue,  on 3rd between Bell and Battery Streets)

Date: Sunday, May 16th
Time: Roughly 7 pm – 11pm (after Practica is over)
Who: ALL Rueda-eros and Casineros from the community.
Why: To Eat, Drink, Dance and Be Merry!                                                                                                                                                    

To get in, guests can buzz Israel by looking his name up “I. West/513” in the intercom using the “A-Z” buttons. He’ll answer the calls and buzz you in.

Bring a tasty dish or drink, your favorite music, and your dancing feet.

See you there!

(Contact Israel or me if you have any questions)


Posted by on 28 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

Join us for a Night of Fun , Food and Dancing @ Meza on Capital Hill Friday April 30th !!

One of the Hottest Latin Bistros in Seattle, Meza serves up delicious food, and once a month throws all the tables outside for a night of dancing with DJ Baracoa to the hottest Latin Music on the Planet. Don’t Miss this. You will Enjoy. Tell your friends.


Meza Tapas Bar and Grill Catitol Hill on 1515 14th Ave between Pine and Madison

The Hot Spot ! Afro-Cuban Salsa Night at Selenas This Saturday May 1st !

Posted by on 27 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

THE HOT SPOT ! Come and join us @ Selenas this Saturday for Afro-Cuban Night! HOT SALSA, BACHATA and more of the best dance music on the planet. Doors open at 10PM NO COVER ! Free dance lesson with The Legendary Maiensy Sanchez de Camaguey CUBA !! Great dance Floor Great DJs Thomas and Carlos ! And Great People!!! See…. You…. There ! – Don’t Miss It ! DJ Baracoa
Selenas Bar and Restaurant 1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA 10Pm-2Am No COver 21 w/ID

Video of the Week

Posted by on 25 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Video


Charanga Danzón news

Posted by on 23 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Music

Dear Friends,

A reminder not to miss our pre-screening concert, and Sunday’s anniversary showing of the 1942 film Week-End in Havana, starring Caesar Romero, Alice Fay, John Payne, and Carmen Miranda.

Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Admiral Theater (West Seattle)
Concert at 6, film at 7:30

Visit this link for details:

And, for a change of scenery, come join us for our Yakima debut at The Seasons on Saturday, May 1


Live Salsa at Edgewater 4/29 thurs night

Posted by on 23 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Events

SALSA EN VIVO! (Thursday, April 29)

SALSOUL featuring Danny Olaizola will be performing classic and contemporary salsa, cha-cha-cha and latin jazz for dancers in the chic Six-Seven lounge at the Edgewater Hotel. Come on down for magnificent views of the Sound, great drinks, an open dance floor and salsa con sabor!
Danny Olaizola, vocals and percussion
Alex Chadsey, piano
Nathan Vetter, trombone
Jeff Norwood, bass
Junior Medina, percussion

No cover. Valet parking $5 (or FREE parking on the street).

Selenas This Saturday Live Grupo Utopia !!!

Posted by on 22 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Culture, Events, Music, Social

Saturday Night April 24th @ Selenas Bar and Resteraunt in Wallingford we are PROUD TO PRESENT – Grupo Utopia – in their 1st club performance
Grupo Utopia will play two long sets with DJ Baracoa spinning before, between and after that will make a great nig…ht for dancing. Tell your friends.
Free dance lesson with Carlos Lazo de Havana Cuba !!!!!
The place is
Selenas Guadalajara
1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA ( next to Babalu’s)
Saturday Night 10PM – 2AM
21 w/ID $ 8 cover

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