March 2011

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Los Muñequitos de Matanzas on KBCS 91.3 FM, 4/2

Posted by on 31 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Music

I was able to setup an interview with Los Muñequitos de Matanzas on KBCS 91.3 FM this Saturday, April 2 between 6-8pm PST.

This legendary AfroCuban group has been going strong since 1952 with every new generation.  This is their first US tour in a decade and the first stop is Seattle!   Last time they were in Seattle was 1998, so don’t miss your chance and share the love.

If you want to see one of the most premier AfroCuban folkloric and Rumba groups from Cuba, then get your tickets for their performance at UW Meany Hall on Sunday, April 3.

Potluck on April 10!

Posted by on 31 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Social

Our next potluck is on Sunday, April 10, after the practica (also following Roberto Borrell’s workshops). It will be at Betsy’s house in the Greenwood/Crown Hill area from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Betsy’s house: 7545 9th Ave NW

Note: 9th Ave NW is two blocks west of 8th Ave NW. If you have trouble finding it you are probably on Dibble Ave, so go one block further west. Call 206-437-3489.

Thanks, Betsy!

CocoLoco at Third Place Books – April 2

Posted by on 31 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Start your Sat night with an early evening show. My band, CocoLoco,will be performing at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, Sat, April 2 (7:30 – 9:30). Come out to dance and listen to a great variety of Latin music – cha-cha-cha, salsa, cumbia, son and more.

SuperSones in April

Posted by on 30 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Happy April to everyone! There are many great opportunities to see the ‘Sones this month. If you’d like to see us in full force, join us this Saturday at Selena’s for a full night of music and dancing with the Septeto SuperSones. Or for a more mellow feel, we’ll be back at St. Clouds and Mona’s with the Super Trio. We hope to see you soon.

St. Clouds in Madrona –
No foolin! We’ll be playing as the Super Trio for our monthly ‘First Friday’ at St Clouds.
Cover: Free
Time: 8-10PM

Selena’s Guadalajara Restaraunt – 45th and Wallingford
Septeto SuperSones are once again teaming up with DJ Baracoa for a night of Cuban dance music. The ‘Sones will play two long sets with Baracoa spinning hot Cuban music before, between and after.
Cover: $8
Doors open at 9:30
Time: 10:00PM-1:00AM

Mt. Baker Community Club
It’s the annual Mt. Baker community potluck. This is designed as a community event for those that live in Mt. Baker and the surrounding neighborhoods. More info here
Time: 6-10PM

Mona’s Bistro & Lounge in Greenlake (65th & Latona) –
Our only appearance at Mona’s this month! Come out for boleros in the first set followed by two sets of classic Son Cubano!
Cover: Free
Time: 9:30PM-12:30AM

Picoso & Rumbeggae at Nectar, Friday 4/1

Posted by on 29 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Music

You can still be cool on April Fools by coming out to dance at Nectar this Friday, April 1.  Live music by Picoso and Rumbeggae with DJ Tomas in between the sets.

And there might be this really cool cat that dropped in from Asia to guest DJ….Karlitos!!

Doors open 8pm, $10/$8 advance


Posted by on 28 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

The SuperSones will play two long sets with DJ Baracoa spinning before, between and after that will make a great night for dancing.
Cuban Son and Salsa all night long !!!
Tell your friends. It’s going to be packed !!
Free dance lesson @ 10PM!!!!! W/Carlos Lazo de Havana Cuba (REALLY)
The place is the Hot Spot
Selenas 1715 N 45th ST Seattle WA
Saturday Night 10PM – 2AM
21 w/ID $ 10 cover – LADIES $5 before 11PM  :’)



Rumba Northwest update – News from the North!

Posted by on 28 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Great to see everyone on Friday at Club Sur and at the Saturday workshop! Here’s an update on Rumba Northwest events and classes in Bellingham.

CAFE CUBANO this Saturday April 2nd 8-11:30pm at Blue Horse Cafe and Wine Bar. Come dance to the best mix of salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata, son, and reggaeton. $5 cover, all ages! Appetizers and drinks available. Last Saturday’s event drew over 125 people, Seattle when are you joining the party??? After April 2nd, the next Cafe Cubano will take place April 23rd, then roughly every two weeks.

AFRO-CUBAN ALL-STARS Friday, April 8, Mt. Baker Theatre, 8pm. I know, they’re playing three gigs in Seattle, but this show is cheaper AND it’s on a Friday night. There will be some space to dance in front of the stage. We will probably have an after-party so let us know if you’re coming so we can keep you in the loop. To get a special Rumba Northwest discount, go to this link and enter in the coupon code RUMBANW. Tickets range from $24 to $32.

GRUPO ASHE Saturday April 9th 7-10pm at Whatcom Community College Syre Hall, all ages, $15. We’re so excited for Ashe’s first gig in Bellingham, hope there will be many more!

Mondays 7:45-9pm Cuban Salsa/Rueda (2 levels)
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm Intermediate LA Salsa
Wednesdays 7:45-9pm Afro-Cuban
Thursdays 7:30-8:45 Bachata
Saturdays (sometimes) 4-5pm Reggaeton
STARTING APRIL 12 Tuesdays 6-7pm Cuban Son

If you would like to be on our weekly mailing list, send your email to To join our Facebook group (Rumba Northwest), go to this link:
Classes are just $10 per person per class ($5 for students).
Contact: or (360) 595-7369

Hasta la salsa!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 27 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Rumbanana Salsa Group Workshops – Saturday, Mar. 26th, 12 pm – 2:30 pm

Posted by on 22 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction

Mike and Simona, co-directors of Rumbanana Salsa Group, are offering two workshops on March 26 in Seattle. Learn tips and techniques to improve your Casino, Rueda de Casino and Booty shaking skills. Check it out:

Noon: BOOTYOLOGY with Simona. [all levels and all genders]
Learn drills and techniques for increasing your range of motion and ability to move the body (aka – how to shake it).

1 p.m.: RUEDA DE CASINO MOVES AND SKILLS [intermediate and beyond]. Learn a few, new fun moves as well as skills to add more power, control and energy to your Casino dancing.

Cost is $18 per workshop or $30 for both.

RSVP to Barbara Crummins in advance (if possible):

Address is
Phinney Community Center
6532 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103-5257

Video of the Week

Posted by on 20 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Video


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