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, KAREN POWELL JENNIFER FLANZER, 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!
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)
TUESDAYS, JULY 24-AUGUST 28, 7 PM-9:30 PM: RUMBA CLASS SERIES w KATI HERNÁNDEZ. MEN's CLASS 7-8:15 PM; WOMEN's CLASS 8:15-9:30 PM. Men will join women in the last class of the series. $20 drop in. 8503 Pickford St, LA 90035 Facebook Invite:https://www.facebook.com/events/248235882628287/
MONDAY, JULY 30: 7 PM: JAM SESSION of AFRO CUBAN 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
DAYRAMIR GONZÁLEZ & HABANA enTRANCE perform at GRAND PERFORMANCES! “Dayramir González brings his innovative style and infectious rhythms to the true traditions of Cuban music mixed with the contemporary clave of Afro-Cuban Jazz.” CANDI SOSA is guest vocalist! CALIFORNIA PLAZA 300 & 350 So Grand Ave, LA 90071. ($10 Parking: 351 S Olive St, LA 90013
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
The two-day 23rd Annual CENTRAL AVENUE JAZZ FEST ft an array of live musical performances, including BOOGALOO ASSASSINS on Saturday, and the SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA on Sunday. CENTRAL AVENUE between King Boulevard, & Vernon Ave, or 4301 S. Central Ave., LA 90011 centralavejazzfest.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2185901458288632/
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/)
METRO ART presents SALSA NIGHT at UNION STATION! KATI HERNßÁNDEZ will be giving a SALSA SUELTA (8-8:30 PM) class to start off the evening, followed by the live music of LA PICANTE! The FREE PARTY will be held in the TICKETING HALL of UNION STATION! Doors open at 7:30 PM.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 11 AM-7 PM: The 4th Annual ALMA del BARRIO SALSA FESTIVAL! Spend the day with friends and family supporting ALMA del BARRIO 88.9 FM all Latin 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! 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! Celebrating the July birthdays of FREDIA REEVES, JENNIE ROSENBAUM, JEHAN JACKSON, PATRICIA OVANDO, JOE MONTOYA with some cake, and a dance! Consider having a meal from Chef Israel's menu for hungry dancers! SAVE THE DATE! CAN'T WAIT!
'SABOR de SANTIAGO!' 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. $20/class. Pre register and get a discount when you take more than one class! CLICK HERE!
KATI HERNÁNDEZ! TWO LEVELS: INTRODUCTION to RUMBA 7PM; FUNDAMENTALS of RUMBA 8:15 PM. This series of classes is a comprehensive and systematic program designed for learning the basics of authentic Afro-Cuban RUMBA! Men should bring a handkerchief. Women participants should bring long scarves, or long, full skirts. MID CITY ARTS ANNEX, 8503 Pickford St, Los Angeles, CA 90035. For more info, please contact Kati at email@example.com. $20/drop in class.
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
The debut of LA GOZADERA/CUBAN NIGHTS, a Cuban Dance Party in North San Diego County! Deejay WARAPO will be doing the honors! MARITZA BAÍDA will be teaching a beginning CASINO de RUEDA dance class, and TIM SNEDEKER will teach an intermediate RUEDA class! CUBAN FOOD available for purchase! Brought to you by EnRuédaMe Más who will be performing during the evening. $10 cover! (Students w ID FREE before 6 pm! ALL AGES WELCOME!
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 ft CALISTO OVIEDO 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
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 5 PM: 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