January 2012

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Savani (from Zarabanda) World Jazz Quintet & Supersones @ Columbia City Theater – Feb 9th

Posted by on 30 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Events, Music, Social

Join Elspeth Savani (from Orchestra Zarabanda) and her Jazz Quintet, as they play a nightof World Jazz at the beautiful and historic Columbia City Theater. Afterwards, Supersones will play a set of their infectious and danceable music starting around 9:45.

Doors: 8pm

Savani will open the show at 8:30 and the Supersones will come on for dancing 9:45 until 11:30.

Cover: $10

Today’s Open Meeting

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Admin, Practice

One more post from me today: We had a really good discussion about the practica format and related issues at the open meeting today. A sincere thanks everyone who participated! There were 11 of us. We narrowed down and tweaked the list of ideas and will be looking for folks to help implement them. I plan to bring a summary sheet and and a sign up for specific volunteer tasks next week at practica. Also check back in a week for a new post about it here.

Rose City Salsa Festival

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Events

The Rose City Salsa Festival is April 12-15 at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA. This is Portland’s festival but it’s a little shorter drive for us this year, and they are having casino and rueda, with Duane, Mike and Simona, and Katy Hernandez! http://www.rosecitysalsafestival.com/workshops-2

The full pass is $110 for Fri and Sat night parties, plus all day Sat and Sun workshops. If you pay for workshops individually they’re $20 each. Or a Saturday workshop pass is $60, and the Saturday party is $35.

I expect there will be several people driving down Saturday and returning Sunday. It would be great to have a small crowd from Seattle. The hotel is $114 + tax per room, and that’s the total cost for up to 4 people.

We’ll figure out carpools as the time gets closer, but in the meantime you can let me know if you’re interested in carpooling.

San Francisco Rueda Festival

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Events

Here’s the website for the San Fran festival, which is President’s Day weekend, Feb 16-19. http://www.salsaruedafestival.com/

News from San Diego

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Social

I heard from Maritza that she started a monthly casino on cardboard event in San Diego, is teaching, and is in a rueda performance group with some of the rueda instructors in San Diego. She also started a rueda community blog for San Diego at www.sandiegorueda.com. She sounds really happy!

Reminder: open meeting today at 2:30

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Practice

Details can be found by clicking here.

Location: Broadview Library meeting room, 12755 Greenwood Ave N; on the #5 Metro bus route, just a few miles north of Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall (**This event is not sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.**)

Agenda: Download the agenda in advance by clicking here.

Hope to see many of you this afternoon!


Video of the Week

Posted by on 29 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Video


Best Cuban ablums of 2011…and Club Sur tonight, 1/28

Posted by on 28 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Music

Here are some of the best Cuban timba, reggaeton and rumba alblums of 2011 (in my opinion) from Los Van Van, Halia Mompie, Combinacion de la Habana, Los 4, Agüiri Yo and the beautiful soundtrack to Chico y Rita.  Click on the ablum covers to hear music samples.

And I’ll be spinning many of these tonight at Club Sur.



Tumbao in Bellingham! Saturday Feb 4

Posted by on 22 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Events, Music

Hola Seattle! Time for another trip NORTH! Saturday February 4th: the next Cafe Cubano will feature Latin Grammy winner “Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao” salsa band at the Blue Horse Gallery. The evening will start with a salsa dance lesson starting at 9pm followed by a performance by Rumba Northwest dancers. Dance to Bachata, Merengue and Reggeaton before and after the band with DJ Antonio. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see infectious LIVE music! Admission $15 adults/$12 students. Tickets available at the door, reserve by emailing Antonio at rumbanorthwest@gmail.com.
Also email if you need a place to crash or want info on pre- or post-concert events. A bailar!!!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 22 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Video


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