July 2010

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salsa tonight at the edgewater hotel

Posted by on 29 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hi! It’s my birthday today & I’m going to end the day enjoying the music & dancing at the Edgewater Hotel. Come join me if you’re free!!! Not sure of the band’s name but the players are Miguel Munoz, Alex Chadsey, Dean Schmidt & Junior Medina. Free! 9pm-12:30.

Edgewater Hotel
Pier 67, waterfront
2411 Alaskan Way

Hope to see you – if not tonight then soon!

SuperSones Live @ Selenas This Saturday July 31st !!!

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

This Saturday July 31st @ Selenas Bar and Resteraunt in Wallingford



The SuperSones Band will play two long sets with DJ Baracoa spinning Timba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton y mucho mas ( A Lot More) before, between and after that will make a great night for dancing.

Tell your freinds. INVITE EVERYBODY YOU LOVE !


The place is
Selenas Guadalajara
1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA ( next to Babalu’s)
…Saturday Night 10PM – 2AM
21 w/ID $ 8 cover

Salsa cubana in Bellingham

Posted by on 27 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Events, Instruction

Hey Seattle salseros! It’s Heather and Antonio — the couple with Baby Diego you may have seen at Alki and Selena’s and Betsy’s rueda class. We just wanted to say thanks for welcoming us to Seattle’s Cuban dance scene, and let you know what’s going on in Bellingham if you ever get up north. We’re doing rueda-in-the-park on Sundays at 5pm, we have rueda classes on Mondays, Dominican Bachata classes on Tuesdays, and Cuban Salsa classes on Thursdays. We’ll be doing an Afro-Cuban workshop on Saturday August 28th, and will start a Cuban Son class in September. We’re also organizing a group trip to Cuba in January (our sixth trip but second group trip). Just send an email (rumbanorthwest@gmail.com) or call (360-595-7369) if you’d like more details, we also have a Facebook group (Rumba Northwest):


We’ve really been enjoying our visits to Selena’s, Alki, etc. — thanks to everyone for the lovely dances, and for making us feel welcome!
Heather & Antonio

Save the Date: Julian Mejia from SalsAtlanta is coming to Seattle

Posted by on 26 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction

Greetings Everyone,
It’s is now confirmed. Julian Mejia from SalsAtlanta is coming to Seattle. Julian is well known in Cuban Salsa Rueda Festivals. His teaching is impeccable. If you even danced with any of his students, either leads or follows, they are smooth like “buttah.”

If you want to see some of his videos, check out the video section of his SalsAtlanta website.

Please save the dates:
Saturday, Sept 11 through Sunday Sept 12, 2010.
There will be pre-registration beginning second week of August. He will be teaching 7 workshops all together …more details coming soon.

See you in August (I’m still in San Diego).


Video of the Week

Posted by on 25 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Video


Dancing after Alki at Meza tonight

Posted by on 23 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Music, Social

I just saw on FB that David is DJ’ing at Meza tonight (I didn’t quite see the posting on the blog for some reason, even though I was on the site 3 times today). Fabulous!

Soooo, if the rest of you are also visually hindered like me, let’s head to Meza for some more dancing after Alki tonight.

David, dancing it goes until 2 am, right?

Salsa – Afro-Cuban Night @ Selenas -This Saturday July 24th !!

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

Come and join your freinds for a night of SALSA DANCING !

DJ BARACOA is back!!! playing playing Timba, Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton y mucho mas ( A Lot More)

NO COVER ! and a Free dance Lesson with Carlos LaZo de Havana Cuba!


Selenas Guadalajara is located in Wallingford @ 1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA ( next to Babalu’s )

We have invited Calixto Oviedo to join us who is in town while touring with th Afro-Cuban All Stars. He is in Seattle for a short while teaching the lucky ones.

Check him out at http://www.facebook.com/calixtooviedomulens

ALSO !! COMING UP !! SUPERONES July 31st put it on your calendar !

Summer Rooftop Salsa Potluck Party!

Posted by on 21 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Events

The outdoor dance season continues with a Summer Rooftop Salsa Potluck Party on Sunday August 1st from 7-11 pm in Belltown! I invite the Casino Rueda community to join us for some dancing downtown, along with all the favorites; food, drinks, music and the great outdoors.

View from the party location

When: Sunday August 1st from 7-11 pm

Where: Rooftop of the Moda Apartment building in Belltown

2312 3rd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Bring: something tasty to eat or drink. Barbecue grills are available.

Music: Latin music of the Salsa, Mambo, Cuban, and Timba variety. Be our guest DJ, by bringing a favorite CD or your iPod.

Notes: Wear comfortable casual shoes and leave the stiletto high heels at home. The floor surface is made up of deck boards, which is best suited to simpler street-style moves. Fancy spins won’t go over too well.

Also: Bring a sweater or jacket for later.

Entry details to follow closer to the date of the party…

Video of the Week

Posted by on 18 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Video


New music & KBCS 91.3 fm on 7/17

Posted by on 16 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Music

I’m hosting the Al Lado Latino radio show on KBCS 91.3 FM this Saturday, 7/17 from 6-8pm Pacific (9-11pm Eastern). I’ll be spinning some old school and new cuts.  If you’re outside of Seattle you can listen live or to the audio archieve of the show via the station’s website at http://kbcs.fm/

Then I’m off to DJ Afro-Caribbean Salsa night at Selena’s in Wallingford starting at 10pm.  Below are some new CD’s from Cuba and a couple form Venezuela & Colombia that I’ll be playing on the radio and at Selena’s tomorrow.  Oscar Valdes is my favorite so far.  He’s a former signer & percussionist of Irakere, and Chucho Valdes gives him credit for developing some of the most popular rhythms used in Timba today.




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