SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3 PM: 1st Annual CHANGUÍ FESTIVAL in L.A.! Not only will JOSÉ ANDRÉS RODRÍGUEZ (Changuí de Guantánamo) be performing w L.A.'s own CHANGUÍ MAJADERO, but Cuba's award winning HERMANOS ARANGO will also be part of the festivities! Check out ticket prices for general admission, Cuban meal with admission, VIP, etc at https://www.facebook.com/events/785248238488150/
THURS-SUN, OCT 25-28: 3rd Edition SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL CUBAN DANCE CONGRESS! DANCE WORKSHOPS in CASINO! SON! RUEDA de CASINO! RUMBA! REGGAETÓN! AFRO CUBAN FOLKLORE! DANCE PARTIES! CONCERT! @ TOWN & COUNTRY, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108. For more info & to REGISTER w PRE SALE DISCOUNT:: https://bit.ly/2Frwwnk An event of RITMO CUBANO EVENTS & CUBAN FOUNDATION for the ARTS & CULTURE.
CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY returns SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 and pays tribute to the deities of ‘las aguas’, from Cuba’s Yoruba tradition celebrated this month. Consider wearing their colors, yellow or blue! DEEJAY WARAPO is the music man of the evening, making sure the dance floor stays hot! At 5:30 KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be teaching a fun and funky AFRO TIMBA dance class to add some Cuban spice to your freestyle dancing! September birthdays will be celebrated with a dance and a birthday cake! You can celebrate your September birthday along with PEDRO ‘MUÑECO’ AGUILAR’s ! Message Curuye. Consider sharing a meal with your friends: from appetizers and sandwiches to entrées. All ages are welcome! $10 cover includes Kati’s dance class. Free parking in the structure across from the Granada! GET OUT YOUR DANCE SHOES & JOIN IN ON THE DANCE FUN!
Dance with RICARDO LEMVO at a FREE CONCERT of LACMA’s LATIN SOUNDS summer music series. Dance and picnic to the live music in Hancock Park behind the museum! Some food and beverages available for purchase. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036.
CUBAN HERITAGE DAY at DODGER STADIUM sponsors a pre-game happening with LIVE CUBAN MUSIC and special booths starting at 11 AM in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium Purchase your game ticket with the following link, https://atmlb.com/2M3OPmX and not only will it benefit YASIEL PUIG's WILD HORSE FOUNDATION, you'll get a DODGERS' CUBA DAY tee-shirt! WOOHOO! GAME STARTS at 1:10.
LET’s KEEP THE SUMMER CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE FLOW HAPPENING SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY with DEEJAY WARAPO kicking off YEAR 9 of sharing his love and knowledge of Cuban dance music with L.A. & Southern California! In August CURUYE commits to DONATING SCHOOL MATERIALS to students in the community. This year part of the proceeds from Curuye’s August Salsa Timba Cuban Dance Party will be donated to the students of the Covenant House SHELTER for HOMELESS YOUTH in Los Angeles. By coming out to dance with your friends, you’ll be helping out a student or two! The ever-popular MARITZA BAÍDA will be back in L.A. to teach a RUEDA de CASINO class at 5:30 PM! Pa’ La Orilla dancers CAMILLE RAY, and JEANNIQUE PROSPERE will be leading their fun and funky reggaetón line dances throughout the night! So far, IVONNE ROMERO, RUBY ROJAS, AMY HARTENDORP, GRACE OSBORNE are celebrating their August birthdays with Curuye! Contact Curuye if you have an August birthday you’d like to celebrate! Share a meal from The Granada’s kitchen! Chef Israel has entrees, sandwiches, and salads to fill up and energize hungry dancers. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! $10 cover includes the dance class. FREE PARKING in the parking structure across from The Granada!
CONGRATULATIONS RITP! RUEDA in the PARK’s 14th ANNIVERSARY BEACH PARTY! WOOHOO! TANIA de LA PEÑA kicks off the festivities with a class! MUSIC! DANCING! FUN! EATS! Bring food to share for 15-20 people! 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90405. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/246757762716665/
MONGORAMA performs a FREE CONCERT for LACMA’s LATIN SOUNDS summer music series. Dance and picnic to the live music in Hancock Park behind the museum! Some food and beverages available for purchase. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. For complete summer schedule https://bit.ly/2snqI7R
On SAT AUG 11 at 12 noon, the concert of ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA d' PRIMERA w MAYITO RIVERA brought to you LIVE by WARAPO PRODUCTIONS on May 28, 2017, will be transmitted on DJ WARAPO's FaceBook page! It will also be transmitted on VITERI PRODUCTIONS YOUTUBE CHANNEL the same day! SPREAD THE WORD! (Image Donna K. Williams)
JAM SESSION of AFRO CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE w KATI HERNÁNDEZ, LÁZARO GALARRAGA, BOBBY WILMORE! DANCES & RHYTHMS of AFRO CUBA to get you on your feet at this FREE participatory happening of the FORD AMPHITHEATRE, Though the event is free, a reservation is recommended at https://bit.ly/2IqyC8z
LÁZARO GALARRAGA & SITARA SON are featured in a FREE CONCERT of LACMA’s LATIN SOUNDS summer music series. Dance and picnic to the live music in Hancock Park behind the museum! Some food and beverages available for purchase. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. For complete summer schedule https://bit.ly/2snqI7R
LET’s SHOW OUR GRATITUDE, LOVE & SUPPORT to DEEJAY WARAPO for sharing his passion and knowledge of CUBAN DANCE MUSIC throughout SO CAL and BEYOND at his 8th DJ ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be leading some dances, and surprises throughout the night! TRATTORIA 25. $10 cover. Doors open at 9 PM!. SPREAD THE WORD! (More details:https://www.facebook.com/events/330484624149000/)
The 4th Annual ALMA del BARRIO SALSA FESTIVAL! Spend the day with friends and family supporting ALMA del BARRIO 88.9 FM all Latin weekend music station. LIVE MUSIC includes The ECHO PARK PROJECT, CHARANGOA, RUMBANKETE, LA VERDAD, DIANA PURIM & EYEDENTITY. Food vendors! HANNON FIELD of LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles 90045. FREE! Free parking on campus.
JULY is the month of SANTIAGO de CUBA's famous carnival, and this year Curuye has invited RAFAEL MARTÍNEZ, a dance teacher, performer, founder and director of the SANDUNGA DANCE SCHOOL from Santiago to dance and party with us at CURUYE's JULY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! So come ready to party hardy! DEEJAY WARAPO playin' the TIMBA, SON, REGGAETÓN we can't resist, and previewing new dance music from his label! RAFAEL and KATI will be leading us in a carnival CONGA SANTIAGUERA! We'll be celebrating FREDIA REEVES, JEHAN JACKSON, JENNIE ROSENBAUM, PATRICIA OVANDO, JOE MONTOYA's BIRTHDAYS with a cake and a dance! Consider eating from Chef Israel's menu for hungry dancers! There'll be the birthday dance for July peeps! SAVE THE DATE! CAN'T WAIT!
RAFAEL MARTÍNEZ visits L.A. and will teach 3 CUBAN POPULAR DANCE WORKSHOPS at The GRANADA. 12 noon-1 PM-CASINO (Cuban Salsa); 2:10-1:10 PM RUEDA DE CASINO (Basics); 1:20-2:45 PM-RUEDA de CASINO (Int/Adv). RAFAEL is a dancer from Santiago de Cuba (the birthplace of SON, the musical roots of salsal), founder and director of the SANDUNGA SCHOOL of DANCE. LET's WELCOME RAFAEL to L.A. For pricing, and registration (discount for multiple classes) CLICK HERE!
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 5 PM: Dance with DAYREN SANTAMARIA at a FREE CONCERT of LACMA’s LATIN SOUNDS summer music series. Dance and picnic to the live music in Hancock Park behind the museum! Some food and beverages available for purchase. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. For complete summer schedule https://bit.ly/2snqI7R
SABROSO! WELCOME SUMMER dancing to CUBAN SALSA-TIMBA-SON-RUMBA-REGGAETÓN at CURUYE’s JUNE CUBAN DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO playing the BEST and LATEST of CUBAN DANCE MUSIC, keeping the dance energy high throughout the evening! KATI HERNÁNDEZ will kick off the party with her hot Cuban dance moves, and throughout the evening, between the salsa and timba, we’ll be dancing some reggaetón and carnival conga lines! We'll be CELEBRATING the JUNE BIRTHDAYS of KAY TORRES, TANIA de la PEÑA, CYNTHIA GUEDEA, MARLON CLARK, NOISEX GÓMEZ so far. Word has it that not only will we be celebrating with the birthday dance, but Curuye will be sharing a summer fresh mango cake as well! Plan on having a meal or snack from Chef Israel’s varied menu! Message Curuye if you’d like to reserve a table! ALL AGES WELCOME! FREE PARKING in the structure across from the GRANADA.$10 cover includes Kati's 5:30 PM dance class. HELP CURUYE SPREAD THE WORD!
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 5 PM: LILY HERNÁNDEZ & her ORQUESTA perform for our dancing pleasure in a FREE CONCERT of LACMA’s LATIN SOUNDS summer music series. Dance and picnic to the live music in Hancock Park behind the museum! Some food and beverages available for purchase. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. For complete summer schedule https://bit.ly/2snqI7R
LATIN JAZZ with Cuban pianist CHUCHITO VALDÉS in a FREE CONCERT of the LACMA’s LATIN SOUNDS summer music series. Dance and picnic to the live music in Hancock Park behind the museum! Some food and beverages available for purchase. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. For complete summer schedule https://bit.ly/2snqI7R
CUBAN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL ft PEDRITO CALVO (formerly of LOS VAN VAN), the ARESENIO RODRÍGUEZ PROJECT, LA CHARANGA CUBANA, CALIXTO OVIEDO & TIMBA LA, LAS CHIKAS! Pre sale: general $25, VIP $50 on tickeri.com Day of (if available) $35 general, $60 VIP. A 21+ event. For more info: http://www.cubanamericanmusicfestial.net. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main Street, Los Angeles 90012. An event of YAMBU PRODUCTIONS.
A GOZAR y A BAILAR with RUMBANKETE ‘La Máquina de Sabor’ live at CURUYE’s MAY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO keeping the flow happening with the latest dance beats from the island, YOU SMOKIN’ the DANCE FLOOR! To add some spice and funk to your salsa free styling, KATI HERNÁNDEZ (Cuba) & DUANE WREN (Detroit) will be kicking off the party with an AFRO TIMBA (Afro Cuban ‘salsa suelta’) class. You’ll have a chance to meet up and dance with participants of this weekend's LA RUEDA QUE SE MUEVE, the encuentro of San Diego casineros (Cuban salsa lovers) with L.A. casineros who will be groovin’ in on the fun! We’ll be celebrating MAY BIRTHDAYS with the birthday dance, and some cake! MARITZA BAIDA, MOLLIE HOLMES, NECEE HANKS, ROCÍO ALONSO, TIM SNEDEKER are among the birthday peeps this month! $15 cover includes dance class! All ages welcome! FREE PARKING in the structure across the street from the Granada!
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 8 PM: CUBA! DAYMÉ AROCENA! ROBERTO FONSECA! PEDRITO MARTÍNEZ! ‘LA NUEVA CUBA!The NEXT GENERATION! A night of jazz at the VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER on the campus of CSUN (Cal State Univ Northridge). Tix $33-$53 at http://bit.ly/2C7zKPY
CELEBRATE SPRING 'A LO CUBANO' ON THE DANCE FLOOR SUNDAY, APRIL 8 at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO is fresh back from La Habana where he was invited to dj at MAYKEL BLANCO’s CUBAN SALSA FEST, so you know he’ll be playing the very latest & hottest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC for our dancing pleasure! Back by popular demand, KATI HERNÁNDEZ and MARITZA BAíDA will be teaching a CUBAN SALSA (‘CASINO’) dance class to kick off the party at 5:30 PM. Throughout the night we’ll be dancing to CUBAN SON, SALSA, TIMBA, REGGAETON, & RUMBA! We’ll be celebrating April as well as March birthdays this month including ZEAL HARRIS, BRIAN MARTÍNEZ, KENNY WILLIAMS, and MATHIEU VEDEL who will not only be celebrating his bday, but some special news as well! Be sure to try an entrée or snack from Chef Israel’s kitchen! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! Free parking in the structure across the street from The Granada! $10 cover includes dance class.
THURS-FEB 15-18, The 10th Annual SAN FRANCISCO RUEDA FESTIVAL ft four days of the best of CUBAN DANCE: SON! CASINO! RUEDA de CASINO! RUMBA! AFRO CUBAN FOLKLORE! PERFORMANCES! WORKSHOPS with esteemed CUBAN DANCERS! CONCERTS! AFTER PARTIES w INTERNATIONAL DJs! LECTURES! at the historic HOTEL WHITCOMB in downtown SAN FRANCISCO! Brought to you by SALSA VALE TODO. To register, and for more info: https://www.salsaruedafestival.com/
FRI-SUN, JAN 26-28, LA RUEDA QUE SE MUEVE: CASINERO WEEKEND MEET UP of L.A. with SAN DIEGO for a weekend of DANCE WORKSHOPS & PARTIES! KATI HERNÁNDEZ! MARITZA BAÍDA! WILFREDO GUILBIAC! will be leading the workshops! DANCE PARTIES on FRIDAY & SATURDAY with WALT DIGZ coming down from the BAY on SAT NITE. For schedule of events: https://www.facebook.com/events/159113498062642/ To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rueda-que-se-mueve-san-diego-january-2018-tickets-41918528447 Brought to you by Maritza Baída & Kati Hernández.