AFRO CUBAN RUMBA for MEN & WOMEN with KATI HERNÁNDEZ! TWO LEVELS: LEVEL I 7-8:15 FUNDAMENTALS of RUMBA; 8:15-9:30 PM LEVEL II. 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. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESIGN 6009 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90036. For more info, please contact Kati at email@example.com. $20/class, $35 for both classes. GET A DISCOUNT!: https://squareup.com/store/KatiHernandezKimBambulaProd/item/rumba-intensive
MEET & DANCE with CASINEROS from out of town at CURUYE’s SEPTEMBER CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! It will be a particularly SPECIAL DANCE BASH winding up a weekend of KATI HERNÁNDEZ (L.A.) and MARITZA BAÍDA’s (SAN DIEGO) second ’RUEDA QUE SE MUEVE’ event bringing SAN DIEGO casineros together with L.A. dancers for a series of classes with KATI & MARITZA, this time in L.A. KATI will also be having her CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE GANGA happening this weekend, so there will be quite a gathering of California and out-of-state Cuban music and dance lovers to get to know and dance with! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing the best to CUBAN TIMBA! SALSA! REGGAETÓN! He’s been playing some new recordings of some of our favorite artists that you won’t want to miss! At 5:30 PM KATI & MARITZA will teach a Rueda de Casino dance class! Consider wearing blue or yellow today as we we’ll be celebrating the deities YEMAYÁ and OCHÚN from Cuba’s Yoruba tradition. ALMA ALVAREZ SALAZAR, RICARDO SALAZAR, CRISTINA BAÑUELOS & KORIN CRAWFORD will be dancing the birthday dance and sharing some birthday cake with you! Chef ISRAEL promises to make some tasty dishes for hungry dancers, so plan on eating at the venue! $10 over charge includes the dance class. ALL AGES WELCOME! SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR of The GRANADA’s MAIN BALLROOM! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! FREE PARKING in PARKING STRUCTURE ACROSS FROM THE GRANADA!
KATI HERNÁNDEZ, LÁZARO GALARRAGA, & AFIMAYE GALARRAGA offer a very special day of AFRO CUBAN DANCE/PERCUSSION/SONG today! 11 AM-1 PM: CONGO BELL PATTERNS/SONGS/DANCES w LÁZARO, AFIMAYE, KATI. 1:15-2:15 PM-PERCUSSION WORKSHOP w LÁZARO GALARRAGA in YUKA & MAKUTA. (2:15-3:30pm From the roots to Casino and Timba. Semi private Dance Workshop). $20/class; $35 for both classes.
JOIN SITARA SON's CD RELEASE CELEBRATION ft LÁZARO GALARRAGA, DANILO LOZANO, KATI HERNÁNDEZ, Deejay WARAPO! 8 PM-Deejay WARAPO; 8:15 RUEDA de CASINO class with MARITZA BAÍDA; 8:30 PM CUBAN SON with KATI HERNÁNDEZ; 9:15 PM SITARA SON; 10:20-12 AM WARAPO spins TIMBA & RUMBA! 12 MIDNITE AFTER PARTY DJ SET by QUESTLOVE. $12 pre-paid ticket at http://zebulon.ticketfly.com/event/1531526-kati-hernandez-sitarason-los-angeles/ or $15 at door.
CONGRATULATIONS RITP! RUEDA in the PARK’s 13th 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/1702458093383734/
3rd Annual ALMA del BARRIO FEST! A FULL DAY OF NON-STOP LIVE MUSIC including OS ZAGUEIROS! CONGANAS! LAS CHICAS! CONJUNTO COSTAZUL! LA CHARANGA CUBANA! BROUGHT TO YOU BY KXLU 88.9 FM bringing us the best of SALSA (including CUBAN!) every weekend, 11 AM-6 PM. The SUNKEN GARDEN of LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles 90045
Two very SPECIAL AFRO CUBAN WORKSHOPS with visiting artists VANESSA LINDBERG, & SANDY PÉREZ! AFRO CUBAN SONG 11 AM-12 PM w VANESSA LINDBERG, singer and researcher on cultural and religious studies of most specifically MATANZAS, CUBA; followed by a PERCUSSION WORKSHOP 12-1:45 PM by master percussionist SANDY PÉREZ, formerly lead drummer with AFRO CUBA de MATANZAS, presently director of SANDY PÉREZ y su LADE. $20/class; $35 for both classes.
CONJUNTO COSTAZUL featured at the free SUMMER of SALSA series at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LAPCA), an evening of dancing outdoors to LIVE CUBAN MUSIC! Doors open at 6 PM. Music begins at 7 PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase. http://lapca.org/programs
COME OUT & DANCE at CURUYE’s JULY CUBAN DANCE PARTY! WARAPO will be playing CUBAN SALSA! TIMBA! REGGAETON! RUMBA! We’ll also be doing a few CONGA CARNAVAL DANCE LINES a la SANTIAGO de CUBA’s JULY CARNIVAL revelry! JOIN IN ON THE birthday dance with FREDIA REEVES, JEHAN JACKSON, JENNIE CAREY-ROSENBAUM, PAMELA ALMEIDA, PATRICIA OVANDO! KATI will be teaching a dance class at 5:15 PM! The Granada serves up a variety of tasty dishes from sandwiches to entrees for hungry dancers! $10 cover includes dance class. ALL AGES WELCOME. The GRANADA, 17 South First Street, Alhambra 91801. Free parking in structure across the street.
CUBAN SALSA (CASINO) DANCE CLASS w KATI HERNÁNDEZ at CAMERA OBSCURA ART LAB, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401. $15 registration on line at https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/1450-Ocean/event.aspx?id=5774 , at class (please bring exact change!); or by calling (310) 458-2239. Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica)
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 11:30 AM-1 PM: AFRO CUBAN DANCE FUNDAMENTALS with KATI HERNÁNDEZ with LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT! 18 years old and older. $15. Register on line at https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/1450-Ocean/event.aspx?id=5759 , by phone: (310) 458-2239, or at class (please exact change!). Class is held at CAMERA OBSCURA, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica 90401.(Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 @1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica).
RUMBANKETE in a FREE CONCERT at UNION STATION! A GOZAR y TIMBEAR! CUBAN SOUNDS THAT'LL MAKE YOU DANCE! They'll be playing cuts off their new cd 'ARCO IRIS'! DJ WALT DIGZ down from the BAY to keep us dancing between live sets! UNION STATION, 800 North Alameda, Los Angeles 90012.
A GOZAR Y A CELEBRAR! LET’s DANCE TO SOME CUBAN TIMBA-SON-RUMBA-REGGAETÓN to welcome SUMMER at CURUYE’s JUNE CUBAN DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing the best of CUBAN DANCE MUSIC, past and present, to keep the dance energy high throughout the evening! We’ll be CELEBRATING SUMMER, KAREN POWELL’s RETIREMENT, and the BIRTHDAYS of KAY TORRES, MARITZA BAÍDA, MARTHA OLIVERA, ROCÍO ALONSO, STEFANIE ENDERSON, TANIA de LA PEÑA, MARLON CLARK, SEAN WILSON who look forward to sharing some cake and dancing the birthday dance with you! DAMON WEBBER & KATI HERNÁNDEZ will team up to teach a RUEDA de CASINO CLASS at 5:30 PM to kick off the party! Chef Israel offers some delicious eats! Message Curuye if you’d like to reserve a table. ALL AGES WELCOME! FREE PARKING in structure across from the GRANADA. $10 cover includes dance class.
SAT & SUN, JUNE 10 & 11: 39th Annual PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL features an all star lineup of jazz artists including ARTURO SANDOVAL’s LATIN BIG BAND. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/calendar-fullseason The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 12 noon-8 PM: CUBAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL offers a day full of great CUBAN DANCE MUSIC headlined by Los VAN VAN’s former lead singer YENI VALDÉS and including bands RUMBANKETE, CHARANGA CUBANA, CHANGUÍ MAJADERO, ARSENIO RODRÍGUEZ PROJECT, KATI HERNÁNDEZ dancers. Food, dominos, art … $20 general admission, $40 VIP. bit.ly/cubanamericanmusicfestival 310 729-2706. An event of La PLAZA de CULTURA y ARTES & YAMBÚ PRODUCTIONS. La PLAZA de CULTURA y ARTES, 501 North Main St., downtown L.A. Ages: 21+
WELCOME ERICK BARBERÍA who will be guest teaching AFRO CUBAN DANCE for Kati Hernández. He will teach dances of Cuba's Yoruba tradition: CHANGÓ and OCHOSSI. BARBERÍA is a Cuban dancer, singer, percussionist now based in San Francisco. $20. Live drumming accompaniment!
JUAN CARLOS BLANCO is back in LA to give an AFRO CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP! “learn the stories you are going to be telling through the dances in this rich tradition!…” With LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT at the BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER 12453 Washington Blvd., LA 90066. $25. For more information visit http://www.omoachecubanculture.com
CUBAN SALSA (CASINO) DANCE CLASS w KATI HERNÁNDEZ at CAMERA OBSCURA ART LAB, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401. Prepay $12 on line at http://bit.ly/2rUVXIy; Drop in $15 (exact change please!); or pre register by calling (310) 458-2239. Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica)
SATURDAYS, 11:30-1 PM: AFRO CUBAN DANCE FUNDAMENTALS with KATI HERNÁNDEZ with LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT! 18 years old and older. $15 on line at http://bit.ly/2r1mh5J, or register by phone: (310) 458-2239. Class is held at CAMERA OBSCURA, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica 90401.(Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 @1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica).
CUBA’s hottest band, ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA D’ PRIMERA performs in L.A. featuring MAYITO RIVERA, former singer with Los Van Van! Adding more sabor to the evening will be DJ MELAO, direct from MIAMI! Location: The GLOBE THEATRE 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014. Doors open 8 PM. 21+ Tix: $40. For DISCOUNT, use CURUYE (all caps) when purchasing tix on line at TICKETON.COM. For VIP tix, call 310 989-4817 or310 989-0143. An event of WARAPO PRODUCTIONS!
Cuba’s legendary CHUCHO VALDÉS, pianist par excellence, Grammy wining jazz artist returns to LUCKMAN FINE ARTS! Tickets for the evening with the CHUCHO VALDÉS QUINTET $30-$40-$50. For more info and tickets: http://www.luckmanarts.org/events/?currentPage=2
In San Diego: KATI HERNÁNDEZ (LA) & MARITZA BAÍDA (SD) invite you to the firstRUEDA QUE SE MUEVE! CASINO/RUEDA/CUBAN DANCE STYLING BOOTCAMP SESSIONS! FOOD! DANCING! RUEDA GAMES! PARTY w Deejay WARAPO! The first of this project bringing together casineros from L.A. and San Diego! For those arriving Friday there’ll be a some dance practice w KATI, and reception! SATURDAY: bootcamp sessions, dancing, party! For complete schedule and to register: http://bit.ly/2qzdx6B
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 8 PM: RUMBANKETE’s CD RELEASE PARTY for 'ARCO IRIS' will be happening at L.A.’s newest music venue, ZEBULON! COME OUT TO DANCE IT UP and CELEBRATE with the BAND! DJ WALT DIGZ will be coming down from the BAY to jam between the LIVE SETS! KATI HERNÁNDEZ & the PA’ LA ORILLA dancers will be present to add to the festivities! $10-$12. 21+ ZEBULON, 2478 Fletcher Drive, LA 90039.
SATURDAYS, APRIL 15 & 22, 3:30 PM-5 PM: CASINO (Cuban salsa), all levels with KATI HERNÁNDEZ & DAMON WEBBER at CAMERA OBSCURA 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, California 90401. COST: Please sign up pre-register $15 drop in, exact change please! PARKING: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica).
Cuba’s famed JUAN DE MARCOS & the AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS will be giving no less than 7 performances at CATALINA BAR & GRILL! Wednesday-Saturday at 8:30 PM, Thursday-Saturday second show at 10:30 PM! Tix on Ticket Web at http://bit.ly/2pcvdkm, or for possible half-priced tix, try Goldstar: http://bit.ly/2obDmbu. CATALINA BAR & GRILL 6725 West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood 90028. Table reservation: 323 466-2210. More info: www.catalinajazzclub.com