January 2011

Monthly Archive

Salsa Fridays at Club Sur kicks off 2/4

Posted by on 31 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Music

Palacio de la Salsa kicks off its grand opening this Friday, 2/4 at Club Sur with live music by Orquesta Cambalache & DJ Tomas.  Club Sur will host salsa dancing every Friday with live music & DJ’s. 

Dancing starts at 10pm, $10.  Club Sur is located in the SODO district at 2901 1st Ave. S. (at corner of S. Forest St.).  Plenty of free parking & large dance floor.  http://seattleclubsur.com

And the month of February is packed with many of Seattle’s best Latin dance bands:

Orquesta Cambalache – 2/4
Orquestra Zarabanda – 2/11
SuperSones – 2/18
Grupo Ashe – 2/25

Performance and Casino Instructor Wanted for a Private Gig

Posted by on 30 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction

Hello Everyone,
I received a call from a lady who wants to have a rueda/casino performance and someone to teach at a private event (birthday party). It will be on Saturday, February 18, 2011 from 7:30pm and on. There is a possible honorarium for the instructor and performer(s). If any of you are interested, please call Iliana at (206)816-2900

I would do it, but it is the weekend of the San Francisco Rueda Festival. Hopefully someone can do this, if they are not going to the festival.

Video of the Week

Posted by on 30 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Cuban ‘Woodstock’?– UPDATED: now cancelled

Posted by on 28 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Events

2/16/2011 UPDATE: it has been cancelled; read more here:

Have you heard the buzz…there might be a Cuban ‘Woodstock’ this year. There has been talk, posts out there, and changed dates…but this is the latest I have seen. What have you heard? Is it true? Do they have it together to pull something huge like this off, in the US? Let’s bookmark the site and see what transpires…(As of now, it is scheduled for Sat, April 9 in Florida.) I’ll believe it when I see it.

Fuego Cuban Music Festival: http://www.fuegocubanmusicfestival.com/

Also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuego-Entertainment-Cuban-Music-World-Fest/183377715008870?v=wall

Fuego Entertainment Cuban Music World Fest


Posted by on 27 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Practice, Social


The CLoSest You’LL CoMe to HaVana in SeatTle. !!

Hot Salsa and Bachata Dancing untill your feet hurt!
No Cover…(you can’t find that) and great dance floor. The Music is KILLER!
Free Dance Lesson @ 10Pm with Carlos Lazo de Cuba (Havana principal)
Selanas – 1715 N 45th St Seattle WA (N 45th St & Wallingford Ave N)
We are offically the best dance spot for Saturday Nights – ask anyone !!
La gente viene sin pesar. Tenemos la mejor música en Seattle para baile. Come and see for yourself. 21 w/ID no cover….

Video of the Week

Posted by on 23 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Video


New spam measures and user cleanup

Posted by on 21 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Admin

The blog has been hit with a lot of spam registrations and attempts to post spam articles.  Till now we have handled this in a manual fashion. I still want to allow anyone to join the group and discussion if they are legit. I’ve taken some steps to ensure that we still have an open community while eliminating the “bad” stuff:

1) New  registration – new users will be ‘contributors’ – they will be able to create a post, but it will need to be approved by one of our editors before it is visible. At that point if they are real people – we will convert them to  an ‘author’ that can post at will.

2) I deleted 540 registered users that have never posted.  In the off chance that you are a community member that has never posted,  you will need to register again if you ever decide to post. The only reason to register is in order to post, otherwise anyone can read or comment.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Another perspective on Cuba…

Posted by on 18 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Cuba

The Northwest premiere of Oscar’s Cuba (Spanish and English with English subtitles). Screening and panel discussion of the acclaimed 2010 documentary film depicting political repression in Cuba and the survival, despite great adversity, of a human rights community on the island. The film’s focus is Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a doctor sentenced to a 25-year prison term for publicly denouncing human rights abuses by the Cuban government. Director Jordan Allott, who traveled to Cuba to record interviews with local dissidents and human rights activists, will be present to introduce the film and take questions. Admission is free.

To learn more about the documentary, visit www.oscarscuba.com.

Hosted by the UW Center for Human Rights. Sponsored by the Give2Cuba Project of the Seattle International Foundation, in cooperation with the Seattle Latino Film Festival, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (UW) and the Simpson Center for the Humanities (UW).

Brazil Night at Club Sur, Saturday 1/22

Posted by on 17 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Music

Brazil Night this Saturday, 1/22 at Club Sur is featuring a host of dancers, live music, performances, and DJ.

Dance performances by TUDO BELEZA Dancers with special guests DORA OLIVEIRA and DONNA OEFINGER

Live music by SAMBATUQUE featuring singer Makala Romero.

Dance class at 9 pm with BAHIA IN MOTION

with Contra Mestre Silvio and members of the Seattle International Capoeira Angola Foundation

DJ THOMAS will be spinning a dance mix of Cubana, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Brazilian, Kompa, & more.

Club Sur will be offering a Brazilian dinner and drink menu starting at 7 pm.

Doors open at 8 pm.  Dance class and show begins at 9pm.
$10, 21+

1/16 Potluck Pictures

Posted by on 17 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Social

I’ve posted the pictures from yesterday’s potluck at Eddie’s, here on the SeattleRueda blog, so we keep our gallery updated with events that we have in Seattle.

I did a little bit of editing, so I did not catch anyone looking akward in ‘eating’ shots…but do let me know if you want any picture removed!

already planning the next potluck 😉

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