July 2011

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30 minutes of cha cha cha: 4pm today

Posted by on 31 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Practice

A few of us are getting together a little early to listen to cha cha cha and practice some cha cha cha steps. We’ll be in the usual place at 4pm today, just before practica. All are welcome.

Video of the Week

Posted by on 31 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Se soltaron los Cubanos – Wil Campa y Su Gran Union (Last Show in the US)

Posted by on 29 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture, Events, Music, Social

Their last show at Club Sur was fantastic. Now they come back to say goodbye to the USA until next year. If you missed the show, make sure you come and check out this wonderful band! and if you were there COME BACK for more SALSA CUBANA!

In 2005 Wil formed what is today one of the most exciting group of talented musicians and performers to come out of Cuba in the past decades. The Orchestra has been touring Europe and Canada since its inception, and now we will finally be graced with their presence in Seattle. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Cuban salsa at its best!

visit www.wilcampa.com for more info on the band!

We will also feature our favorite DJ Baracoa!

Doors at 9:00pm. Tickets $15

21 and Over with ID. Make your reservation for dinner and secure a table or booth. For reservations call 206-607-4929

Wil Campa in B-ham: Pre-concert potluck & Thurs teaser set

Posted by on 26 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hey casineros! You can never have enough Wil Campa, amiright? The band is playing in Bellingham this Friday at the Blue Horse Gallery (301 W Holly). Doors open at 9pm. $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door. Come join the Vancouver and Bellingham casineros! For tix: rumbanorthwest@gmail.com or (360) 595-7369.

If you want to come up early, we’re hosting a potluck for the band 6:30-8:30pm before the show. We live at 706 Dupont St.

Thursday night the band will be doing a short acoustic set, also at the Blue Horse, around 9pm. (We found a driver!)

Call Antonio with any questions: 360-595-7369

Video of the Week

Posted by on 24 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Rueda on Alki is ON for this evening!

Posted by on 22 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard, Events, Social

Hi gang! I don’t think I’m being too optimistic when I say I’ll plan to see all of you at Alki beach tonight.
Forecast calls for sun, and I’ll plan to be out there between 5:45 and 6 pm, so if anyone else can get there by then or before to stake out a spot and help set up the floor, that would be fantastic! Please let me know via email or text.
Eddie, will you be there as well, with música para gozar? 🙂

Thanks José! and Events in Portland

Posted by on 19 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Practice

Thanks to José and Marylin from Boston who came to practica Sunday and taught us some fun stuff! José has brought to our attention the following events in Portland this weekend. I can’t make it but perhaps

Salsa In The Park with Melao de Cuba

Friday, July 22 · 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location        Fernhill Park
NE 37th Ave north of Ainsworth St
Portland, OR


Saturday, July 23 at 11:00pm – July 24 at 2:00am

Join Rumbanana Salsa Group and the rest of the Casineros in the Northwest as we invade Portland in support of the amazing Wil Campa Y Su Gran Union, directly from Cuba. The band will stop in Portland for a one night show on Saturday, July 23rd at The
Conga Room. The show starts at 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Get your discounted tickets here: [http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/186813 ]http://www.brownpaperticke ts.com/event/186813

The Conga Club
4923 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 102
Portland, OR

Upcoming Kizomba and Bachata Workshops!

Posted by on 18 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Instruction, Social

Its not quite casino or rueda but I know there are a few folks in this community that would be interested in Kizomba and Bachata.
These events are coming up in August (hosted by the Century Ballroom):

Kizomba Workshop (Beginners) on Wed 8/5 from 8:00 to 9:30 $15: Check out this Facebook event
Kizomba / Bachata Social with Carlos Cinta (a really awesome bachatero!) on Fri 8/26 from 9:30 to 12:30 ($6): Check out this Facebook event
Bachata Weekend with Carlos Cinta on Sat 8/27 and Sun 8/28 (Timing and Cost TBD): Workshop details available in this Facebook event

If you’ve ever wanted to learn musicality and Dominican Bachata – there are the workshops for you. Carlos is a great person and has such a passion for bachata- its contagious! He’s one of the few bachata dancers I know, who uses his feet to “jam” with the music 🙂

Hope to see you at one or all of these events!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 17 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Rueda at the Beach is cancelled tonight due to rain

Posted by on 15 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Hi everyone, we had high hopes with the sunshine today, but not so. Rain expected: http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/14765:19

Lets hope for next week!

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