July 2011

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Ricardo Lemvo at Century Ballroom

Posted by on 13 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Events


Saturday, 7/16/11

9:00p Lesson
9:30p-1:30a Dance

Advance: $20
Day Of: $25
Lesson: $5 plus cover


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Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music, combining Latin and African elements from salsa to soukous with an occasional merengue or Afro-Portuguese excursion. This Congo-born artist is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Lemvo is truly multi-cultural and equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala, and Kikongo.

Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, singing songs that celebrate life, and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.

Video of the Week

Posted by on 10 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Picoso, De CaJon, & DJ-T at The Crocodile, Saturday 7/9

Posted by on 08 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Music

2 live bands and DJ at The Crocodile in Belltown (at 2nd & Blanchard) this Saturday, 7/9.  Live music by Picoso and AfroPeruvian group De CaJon, and DJ Thomas in between the sets.

Starts 8pm, $8

TWO good reasons to come to Bellingham next weekend! & workshop tomorrow

Posted by on 08 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hola salseros! There are two good reasons to come visit us in Bellingham next weekend (July 16-17): we’ll be celebrating one year of Rumba Northwest at our Café Cubano event on Saturday night AND Zarabanda will be playing a free outdoor concert on Sunday afternoon (on the Village Green in Fairhaven, 2-5pm). We’ll do some Rueda-in-the-Park right afterward.
Café Cubano is 9:30pm-12:30am, we’ll kick it off with a Cuban Salsa lesson, followed by the best mix of salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, mambo and son. At the Blue Horse Gallery Cafe (301 W Holly), $5 per person, all ages.
Let us know if you need a place to crash on Saturday, we’ll find a spot for you.

Antonio will also be teaching two classes tomorrow (Saturday July 9) in Bellingham at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center: Afro-Cuban (with live drummers) 3-4pm, Cuban son 4:15-5:15, call us for more info!

This Saturday! Tony G’s Miami Birthday Bash @ Trago

Posted by on 07 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Events

Who: Gosa Life Presents
What: Tony G’s Cancer Birthday Bash
When: Saturday, July 9th (10pm-2am)
Where: Trago Lake Union 701 West Lake Ave North
Seattle, Wa (Lake Union)

We Will Be Celebrating Tony G’s Miami Birthday Bash Over Looking Lake Union’s Water Front @ Trago. Trago, Is The Newest Addition To Seattle’s Water Front. Last Year Over 700+ Guests Attended Tony G’s Cancer Bash, This Year It Will Be Bigger And Better!

**Also Celebrating Birthdays For The Following Cancers***

* Anthony Castano
* Brandon Soltero
* Deleana Guerrero
* Dj Trebol
* Julio Rodriguez
* Rommel Juarez

Trago Will Leave You Breathless, Its Patio Offers A Fresh Breeze Sweeping In From Lake Union. Two floors of Mexican infused excitement. Ground floor restaurant & Bar, an open air waterfront view, second floor ultra lounge boasting a huge lake breeze patio and fireplace, plenty of seating, and an enormous bar w/plenty of plasma TV’s . We will be complimenting this space with a High End Miami Vibe. Think Upscale & Sophistication, with a Sexy Combo Of Miami Latin Grooves. Get ready To Enjoy Your Night, Like Never Before.

-10,000 sq ft event venue
-2nd Floor Balcony Over Looking Lake Union
-Amazing lighting and sound system
-3 Full Bars With Dedicated Mojito Bar
-Experience Elegance & Sophistication
-Exclusive Candle Light VIP Sections, Table Side VIP Service
-2 Dance Floors (Tropical Room & Miami Room)
-Tropical Room:Salsa, Merengue, Bachata,Live Salsa By Cambalache & Guest Dj Manny
-Miami Room: Reggaeton, Top 40, House, Miami Open Format
Music By Dj Derdee, Dj Xpression
-Live DJ Video Mixing
-Hosted By Tony G
-Valet Parking $5
– Huge $2 Parking Lot Directly In Front
– Valet Parking $5
-Dress To Impress
-21+ Only With Valid ID

****Get On The Guest List For Free Cover B4 11:15pm*******

– For Guest List Visit http://www.GosaLife21.com/
-Tables Text Or Call (206)466-8063
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Rumba Northwest t-shirts available at Alki this Friday!

Posted by on 05 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Social

Rumba Northwest t-shirts are hot off the presses! We’ll bring a bunch to Alki on Friday in case anyone would like to buy one, $20 each. They are designed by our very own Enid Wilson and printed locally. T-shirts are black with yellow ink, see image below. Men’s t-shirt is basic, women’s is scoop-neck and fitted.
Email your order to rumbanorthwest@gmail.com if you’d like us to reserve one for you. Looking forward to dancing with everyone on the beach!

Freakin’ Fun 4th = Fireworks + Food + Friends

Posted by on 03 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Events

When: Monday, July 4th 6-11pm

Street parking is free on holidays!

Where: Rooftop of the Moda Apartment building in Belltown

2312 3rd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

To get in, use the call box to look me up listed as  “I. West/513″ in the intercom using the “A-Z” buttons. I’ll answer buzz you in.

Take the elevator at the end of the hall. Press “R” for rooftop.

Join us to watch the Lake Union fireworks show on the 4th of July from my Belltown apartment rooftop deck! You’ll be close enough to “Oooo” and “Ahhhh” at all the glory of the big fireworks show–and be far away enough to avoid a parking and traffic nightmare.

Potluck, BBQ, music, and dancing. Just the party basics. You know the drill…

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 some favorite CDs 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. Bring a sweater or jacket for later. It’ll get cool after sundown.


Video of the Week

Posted by on 03 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Video


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