August 2011

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Seattlites: let’s do up Bellingham and the 11-piece Cuban band Maraca, on Friday 9/16!

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


As Ofer rightly put it, let’s caravan up to beautiful Bellingham to support our dancing family, Antonio, Heather y los ninos, and our friends of Rumba NW, in their consistent effort to bring amazing Cuban music and dance opportunities to us all!

Heather and Antonio are hosting a pre-show potluck for the band, 6:30-8pm. Let’s enjoy this lovely Indian summer with an evening of food and camaraderie! (H and A have to be at the venue by 8:15pm but people are welcome to hang
here at their house till showtime.)

Doors for the show open at 9pm.

If you plan on staying, Heather mentioned that on Saturday there is a great Farmer’s Market in B’ham, 10am-3pm. Plus hiking opportunities, or just general lounging in the sweet town of Bellingham or the beautiful Boulevard Park.


Hey Seattle! Cuban band Maraca will be playing the Blue Horse Gallery in Bellingham on Friday September 16, 9pm. Nominated for
“Best Salsa Album of the year” Grammy for 2003, Maraca and his band bring the most
energy-filled and danceable Afro-Cuban music: Timba, Salsa, Son, Mambo,
Cha-cha-cha, Danzon, Reggeaton, Rumba, Jazz!! $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door. Includes dance lesson with Rumba Northwest. Pre-show potluck at our place with the band. Let us know if you want us to reserve a ticket for you at the pre-sale price. Vancouver is coming, how about Seattle? ¡A bailarrrr!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 28 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Reminder! Carlos Cinta Bachata Workshops this weekend !!!

Posted by on 23 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Instruction

Just a quick reminder that this weekend Carlos Cinta will be here to teach Bachata workshops at the Century Ballroom.

If you’ve ever been curious about bachata OR want to add more Dominican (Carribean) flavor to your bachata dancing, then these are the workshops for you! Carlos focuses on musicality and footwork and shows you how you can bring your understanding of music into your dancing.

Check out for event details and reigistrations.

Summary of Events:
Friday 8/26: Kizomba/Bacahta/Salsa Social with 30 minute Beg. Kizomba lesson
Sat 8/27: Bachata workshops on Musicality and Fundamentals (Level 1)
Sat 8/27: Bachata Social @ East Hall next to Salsa @ Century Ballroom (Vinyl night!)
Sun 8/28: Bachata workshops Fundamentals (Level 2) and Footwork

Rueda on Alki – our dance floor

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

Hi everyone!

What a great last four days of dancing, eh?

Today’s rainy Monday weather prompted me to think that we are more than halfway through our Friday night dances on Alki for the summer. With fall approaching, I would like to bring up the need to find a suitable home for our dance floor, where it can rest flat to keep its shape for more dances next summer.

Lets talk this coming Friday, as I think the weather is supposed to take a turn for the better. I will update the blog in the afternoon if it is looking ‘iffy’.

Ciao gente!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 21 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Video


Casino on the beach last night was wonderful!

Posted by on 20 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Alki Beach Parties: Casino on Cardboard

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed casino at Alki: Beautiful night, beautiful people, loads of fun! Did you see the moon over the Seattle Skyline at the end? Fantastic!


Posted by on 18 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

Hi! I met you all last Sunday when I was just randomly wandering up the Wallingford steps from the Peace Festival at Gasworks Park. Thank you so much for an awesome time!! I will try and make it out more to dance and practice with you all!! Yeah!! 🙂

p.s. not sure how this site works, or where I’m supposed to post comments?

Seattle Cigar Expo, Saturday 8/20

Posted by on 18 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Music

The first Seattle Cigar Expo is this Saturday, 8/20 at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion from 12pm to 8pm.  There will be several Latin bands and DJ Thomas between all the sets.

Upcoming CAMBALACHE events

Posted by on 18 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Check out the upcoming CAMBALACHE events:


Wednesday August 10th @ Babalu in Wallingford

Wednesday August 24th @ Babalu in Wallingford

Thursday August 25th @ Clearwater Casino 7:30pm

Friday August 26th @ Club Sur with DJ Baracoa 10 pm

Saturday August 27th @ Everett Marina Concert Series 6:30pm

Sunday August 28th @ Salsa En La Calle in Portland, OR


Saturday  September 3rd @ Cubanisimo Vineyards in Salem, OR   1:30pm

Sunday September 4th @ Cubanisimo Vineyards in Salem, OR  1:30pm

Wednesday September 7th @ Babalu in Wallingford

Saturday September 10th @ CLUB SUR 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Rooftop Salsa Potluck Party Sunday 8/21

Posted by on 17 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Events, Social

Summer is the season for rooftop parties. It will still be Summer this Sunday, August 21st. It’s a scientific fact! This possibly last rooftop party for 2011 begins at 7, right after the Rueda de Casino Practica. Let’s close the summer in style and say farewell to one of my best friends, Adriel.

Bring: something tasty to eat or drink. Barbecue grills are available. Also bring a sweater or jacket for later. It’ll get cool after sundown.

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

To get in, use the intercom and dial “513.” Say “Let’s party!” and I’ll buzz you in. Go straight ahead and take the elevator at the end of the hall to “R” for roof.

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