ADVANCED AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASS w KATI HERNÁNDEZ “for those ready to take their Afro-Cuban Dance to the next level or who would like to explore and learn technique in a variety of Cuban dances. The warm up will be a mix of Afro-Cuban modern and jazz movements.” $20 pre-paid.
From CUBA! DAVID CALZADO y LA CHARANGA HABANERA celebrates their 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a U.S. tour. They'll be stopping in L.A. THURS MAY 16 at the Ukrainian Culture Center. Tix: $25 general pre-sale; VIP $50 pre-sale; $30 general standing room only; VIP $60; Ultra VIP $80. A YAMBU PRODUCTION. CLICK for TIX (THIS CONCERT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED for MAY 16)
The CUBAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL offers a day of live music, food, crafts. The entertainment includes 12:30 PM LÁZARO GALARRAGA & SITARA SON; 2:30 PM LAS CHIKAS; 4:30 PM PEDRITO MARTÍNEZ GROUP; 6:30 PM ARSENIO RODRÍGUEZ GROUP ft NELSON RODRÍGUEZ & JOHNNY 'DANDY' RODRÍGUEZ. 21+ (bring ID!). Tix $25 general admission; $50 VIP @ www.CubanAmericanMusicFestival.com (This event was originally scheduled for May 19)
The FORD AMPHITHEATRE welcomes you to an AFRO CUBAN DANCE JAM SESSION w KATI HERNÁNDEZ, w Master LÁZARO GALARRAGA and BOBBY WILMORE on PERCUSSION! ALL AGES & DANCE LEVELS ARE WELCOME! COME OUT & EXPRESS YOURSELF! FREE! https://www.fordtheatres.org/calendar/jam-session-afro-cuban-dance-2019
SABROSURA! WELCOME SUMMER dancing to CUBAN SALSA-TIMBA-SON-RUMBA-REGGAETÓN at CURUYE’s JUNE CUBAN DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO will be hot back from dj’ing in La Habana & Miami, and will be playing the LATEST CUBAN MUSIC that they’re dancing to across the island, and keeping our dance energy high throughout the evening! WE’LL BE CELEBRATING the JUNE BIRTHDAYS of KAY TORRES, TANIA de la PEÑA, JOHNNY MENDOZA, NOISEX GOMEZ, SEAN WILSON … so far. Cuban dancer KATI HERNÁNDEZ will kick off the party with her hot Cuban dance moves. Throughout the evening—in addition to the salsa and timba—we’ll be dancing some reggaetón and conga carnival dances! Plan on having a meal or snack from The Granada’s varied menu!. Contact Curuye if you’d like to reserve a table. FREE PARKING in structure across from the GRANADA. All ages welcome. $10 cover includes dance class. SPREAD THE WORD! LET'S CELEBRATE SUMMER DANCING 'A LO CUBANO'!
SABROSO! DANCE IT UP at CURUYE’s MAY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! A BIG L.A. WELCOME to the caravan of SAN DIEGO CUBAN DANCE & MUSIC LOVERS & SHAKERS who are traveling north to dance & revel with all of L.A.! The ever popular MARITZA BAÍDA of SanDiegoRueda.com, as well as TIM SNEDEKER of EnRuedaMeMás will be leading a RUEDA de CASINO class at 5:30 PM! Cuban DJ SANDUNGA will be making the trip too, keeping us dancing the evening away to Cuban Salsa, Timba, Reggaetón! It'll be an especially festive evening with May birthdays galore! Dancing the Birthday Dance, and sharing their birthday cake with you so far will be BERENICE ARMENTEROS, DOMINIQUE SANS DAVID, JENNIFER BOYCE, JULIET HWANG, KATHLEEN SARGEANT, MARITZA BAÍDA, ROCÍO ALONSO, ROGELIO CICILI, SHANA CHRISTOPHER, TIM SNEDEKER… The Granada’s restaurant offers some tasty offerings: everything from salads, appetizers and snacks to hot entrees, so consider sharing a meal with your friends. $10 cover charge includes the dance class. ALL AGES WELCOME! Free parking in the structure across the street from the Granada.
The 3rd Street Promenade is the site of the second rueda invasion of the year--come out to dance to Cuban music for 2 hours with recorded Cuban music. Meet up on the Promnade between Arizona and Wilshire. Closest parking lot: 2nd Street south of Wilshire, and walk through Cabo Catntina. MORE INFO
An evening of Latin American live music is offered at The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). CHANGUÍ MAJADERO perform dance music of eastern Cuba, NOVA playing bossa nova and samba, INCA an ensemble dedicated to researching and presenting folkloric traditions of Perú. Robert Gumbiner Sculpture & Events Garden. Tix $30/$27 for members. PURCHASE TICKETS
PORTO’s BAKERY & CAFÉ’s latest location in West Covina is having its GRAND OPENING on April 30! It has the famed Cuban bakery's fifth Southern California location. In addition to its usual delectable array of sweets, savory potato balls and pasteles, they sell sandwiches, and small plates! For the new location they have announced some new offerings: BLUEBERRY, and CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS, and a MANGO TRES LECHES! WOW!
SPREAD THE WORD! CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY is BACK ON SUNDAY APRIL 14 at The GRANADA! LET’s PARTY HARDY with DEEJAY WARAPO playing the latest dance music from the island: CUBAN SALSA! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, MARITZA BAíDA will kick off the party with a RUEDA de CASINO class at 5:30 PM, so come early! In addition to CUBAN SALSA (CASINO), & RUEDAS de CASINO, we’ll be dancing some fun and funky line dances to the hot Cuban dance beats. Consider sharing a meal with your friends! The Granada’s Chef Israel cooks up light appetizers and salads to full entrees for all you hungry dancers! We’ll be dancing the birthday dance with ALEJANDRO GARCÍA, CHRISTOPHER BRENNER, FELICIA ONYI RICHARDS, JORGE BARAHONA, JUANA ROSA CAVERO, LAURA CRISTINA, MATHIEU VEDEL, VIDAL CÓRDOVA! All ages are welcome! $10 cover includes dance class! FREE PARKING in parking structure across from the Granada. SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
COME OUT to CELEBRATE LOVE! COMMUNITY! FRIENDSHIP! CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE! SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10 at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO will be keeping us smokin’ the dance floor all night dancing to CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! & REGGAETÓN! Cuban dancer KATI HERNÁNDEZ, will add some Cuban flavor to your dancing by kicking off the party with a class at 5:30 PM, so come early! February is a big birthday month, and we will be celebrating the birthdays of KATI HERNÁNDEZ, AKANE NELSON, ANA PATRICA TÉLLEZ, BRIANA THORPE, CHULHEE KIM, JUDLY LAM, LAROYE AÑA, LULU VÁSQUEZ, MARINA RIVAS, MIREILLE MOURET, NIKKI PÉREZ, PAULA WARD… They’ll be dancing the birthday dance, and sharing some cake with you! Since we’re celebrating community and friendship, plan on sharing a meal from the Granada’s kitchen! ALL AGES WELCOME! BRING YOUR LOVED ONES & FRIENDS, & LET’s CELEBRATE OUR CUBAN DANCE COMMUNITY ON THE DANCE FLOOR of The GRANADA’s BALLROOM! $10 cover includes dance class.
LET’s CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY with DEEJAY WARAPO playing those irresistible Cuban dance beats! We are entering CURUYE’s 10th YEAR of CUBAN DANCE PARTIES in L.A.!
MARITZA BAÍDA is hot back from Santiago de Cuba, training with the SANTIAGO ALL STARS, and wants to share some new moves in her RUEDA de CASINO class that will kick off the party! You’ll be dancing to CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! KIMBAMBULA dancers will be leading some fun and funky line dances throughout the night as well! CONSIDER WEARING WHITE to bring light to our Cuban dance/music community in 2019! We’ll be celebrating the January birthdays of DIANE PAYLOR, JERRI NACHMAN, JUDITH DAVIES, MARCELA LEYTON, MARK SHAW, MICHELLE GREEN, NEREIDA RODRÍGUEZ, NICAN ROBINSON, SHAUNA DEL REED, SHERMAN SMITH, DIANA SUAZO, ANTHONY THOMPSON, ARABA HAGEN with the birthday dance! The Granada’s Chef Israel is ready to serve up some tasty dishes for us, so consider sharing a meal with your friends! All ages are welcome! $10 cover includes Maritza’s dance class. LET’s DANCE in THE NEW YEAR WITH JOY & ACHÉ! (Free parking in structure across from the Granada.)
WELCOME YASSER RAMOS, direct from La Habana, appears THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! Though his band will not be coming to the U.S. until next month for the L.A. debut concert of YASSER RAMOS & El TUMBAO MAYOMBE, during this Sunday’s party you can meet YASSER, and have him sign LA RESISTENCIA, his new cd, produced by WARAPO PRODUCTIONS! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing cuts from the new cd throughout the night! CURUYE will be raffling a few of the CDs at the party, and also a pair of tix for YASSER RAMOS & El TUMBAO MAYOMBE’s January debut concert! WARAPO will not only be playing the latest hot dance tunes for our dancing pleasure, but celebrating his birthday month along with CARMEN LUCERO, CHIQUITA FLOWERS, WILLA STEVENSON, and other December birthday peeps! 5:30 pm: Cuban dancer KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be kicking off the party with a AFRO TIMBA—Cuban freestyle—class! CHEF ISRAEL has a tasty menu for hungry dancers through 9 PM, so plan a to have a meal with your friends. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! $10 cover includes dance class! Free parking in structure across from the Granada!
LET’s SHOW YASSER that L.A. LOVES TIMBA & HIS NEW CD!
PA' GOZAR Y CELEBRAR! COME DANCE & CELEBRATE CURUYE’s DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CUBAN DANCE PARTY- 15 YEARS of CURUYE.COM, and 9 YEARS of CUBAN DANCE PARTIES in L.A.! SITARA SON led by Master LÁZARO GALARRAGA will lead a LIVE SET at 7:15 PM. DEEJAY WARAPO playing the latest and hottest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC! MARITZA BAÍDA teaching a 5:30 PM RUEDA de CASINO class! An EVENING of CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! RUMBA! RUEDAS! RAFFLES! GIFTS! CELEBRATION! FOR THE OCCASION, WEAR YOUR CURUYE TEE SHIRTS! HATS! (& you’ll get an extra raffle ticket!). Chef ISRAEL’s serves up some tasty offerings at The Granada! If you're coming in a group, message Curuye if you'd like to reserve a table. ALL AGES WELCOME! $12 cover.
PA' GOZAR Y CELEBRAR! COME DANCE & CELEBRATE CURUYE’s DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CUBAN DANCE PARTY- 15 YEARS of CURUYE.COM, and 9 YEARS of CUBAN DANCE PARTIES in L.A.! SITARA SON led by Master LÁZARO GALARRAGA will lead a LIVE SET at 7:15 PM. DEEJAY WARAPO playing the latest and hottest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC! An EVENING of CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! RUMBA! RUEDAS! RAFFLES! GIFTS! CELEBRATION! We’ll also be celebrating OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS! So message Curuye if you’d like to have your name on the cake!. FOR THE SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY OCCASION, WEAR YOUR CURUYE TEE SHIRTS! HATS! (& you’ll get an extra raffle ticket!). Consider in partaking of the Granada's Chef ISRAEL’s tasty offerings! If you're coming in a group, message Curuye if you'd like to reserve a table. ALL AGES WELCOME! $12 cover includes dance class! FREE PARKING in structure across the street! TELL ONE! TELL ALL! LET's DANCE & CELEBRATE!
LA GOZADERA/CUBAN NIGHTS DANCE PARTY w DJ WARAPO in northern SAN DIEGO county! Dance classes to start the party with North San Diego Dance instructors MARITZA BAÍDA (Beginners), and TIM SNEDEKER (Int/Adv class). $10 cover. ALL AGES WELCOME! Brought to you by enRuedaMeMás! https://www.facebook.com/events/1872745746134848/
AFRO CUBAN DANCE PERFORMANCE: Master LÁZARO GALARRAGA, KATI HERNÁNDEZ, ROYLAND LOBATO, BOBBY WILMORE, & KIMBAMBULA DANCERS are featured during the day-long cultural presentations! MUSIC, DANCE, ART ACTIVITIES GALORE for the family at the SKIRBALL HARVEST FESTIVAL! $5 general admission includes museum admission. Go to https://bit.ly/2QTi8eu to purchase your admission ticket. Doors and will call open at 10 AM! SKIRBALL CENTER 2701 No Sepulveda, Los Angeles 90049.
Guest dancer ROYLAND LOBATO teaching 2 classes for KATI HERNÁNDEZ’s KIMBAMBULA PRODUCTIONS: 12 noon- AFRO CUBAN DANCE; 1 PM-RUMBA! $20/class, or $35 for both. SOHO DANCE LA Studio, 1618 Cotner Ave., L.A. 90025.
Guest Cuban dancer ROYLAND LOBATO, visiting L.A. from the Bay, will kick off KATI HERNÁNDEZ & DJ WARAPO’s monthly party with a dance class at 9 pm. WARAPO will be playing the best in Cuban dance music, & Kati’s KIMBAMBULA dancers leading the dance fun! $10 cover. Good food too! TRATTORIA 25.
JoyUS justUS is a world-premiere performance by CONTRA-TIEMPO, a Visions and Voices Signature Event at USC's BOVARD AUDITORIUM. This is CONTRA-TIEMPO's latest dance-theatre experience by founder/artistic director ANA MARÍA ÁLVAREZ. "...A vibrant realization of CONTRA-TIEMPO’s inimitable urban Latin dance-theatre technique, joyUS justUS gathers, embodies, and shares stories of joy from South L.A. communities of color..." FREE but click to RSVP.
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 ALYSE KORN, ALMA ALVAREZ, 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!
RHYTHM of the SKIRT WORKSHOP with KATI HERNÁNDEZ in her AFRO CUBAN DANCE class featuring the dances of OCHÚN & YEMAYÁ. Esteemed percussionist/singer LUCA BRANDOLI will be accompanying class today.
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.
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)