AFRO CUBAN DANCE FUNDAMENTALS with KATI HERNÁNDEZ with LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT! 18 years old and older. On line registration $12. $15 (exact change please) if paid at class. Register on line at http://bit.ly/2ETHMg2 or 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).
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/2Cgpwww. 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)
AFRO CUBAN RUMBA 4-SESSION INTENSIVE for MEN & WOMEN with 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. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESIGN 6009 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90036. For more info, please contact Kati at firstname.lastname@example.org. $20/drop in class. GET A SERIES DISCOUNT by pre-registering at http://squ.re/2Egw5k8
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/
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 5-10 PM: CURUYE’s FEBRUARY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY celebrates LOVE! FRIENDSHIP! COMMUNITY! by dancing to CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! & REGGAETÓN with DEEJAY WARAPO! We also will be celebrating the birthdays so far of KATI HERNÁNDEZ, RAMONA YOUNG, AKANE NELSON, ANGELA CAPUANO, JUDLY LAM, MARINA RIVAS, MIREILLE MOURET, PAULA WARD, CHULHEE KIM, SHERMAN SMITH! Birthday girl KATI HERNÁNDEZ, along with MARITZA BAÍDA have some casino (Cuban salsa) tips they want to share with you to add some Cuban flavor to your dancing! Their class starts at 5:30 PM. ALL AGES WELCOME! BRING YOUR LOVED ONES & FRIENDS, & LET’s CELEBRATE OUR CUBAN DANCE COMMUNITY ON THE DANCE FLOOR of The GRANADA’s MAIN BALLROOM! The GRANADA 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801. Free parking in the structure across the street. $10 cover includes dance class.
A 2-hr AFRO CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP with dancer and cultural ethnologist KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN w LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT by LUCA BRANDOLI! Registration: $25 At Door; $20 Pre-Registration by February 9,.(VenMo, Paypal, Square Accepted): Contact: email@example.com to set up payment and Pre-Register. The ELECTRIC LODGE, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice 90291
THURS FEB 8-MON FEB 19, The 26th Annual PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL! International offering of documentaries, film shorts, and feature films will be screening at the CINEMARK BALDWIN HILLS & XD, 4020 Marlton Ave, lA 90008. The festival’s arts fair will be held in the adjacent BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW PLAZA, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, LA 90008. For schedule of activities and films: www.paff.org
‘LA RUMBA’, presented by JUAN CARLOS BLANCO & FRIENDS! …an event commemorating BLANCO’s first RUMBA event in San Diego after moving to this country 20 years ago! A 7:30 PM RUMBA CLASS will be taught by JUAN CARLOS BLANCO, director of San Diego-based OMO ACHÉ Afro Cuban folkloric company, and former principal dancer of Havana’s RAÍCES PROFUNDAS. An OPEN RUMBA will follow the class in which all are invited to dance and play the music! BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Food and beverages will be provided by WORLD CAFÉ for your purchase. Cover $5. WORLD BEAT CENTER 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101.
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.
CURUYE is LOOKING FORWARD TO KICKING OFF 2018 with you DANCING CUBAN SON, SALSA, TIMBA, REGGAETÓN at CURUYE’s JANUARY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY at The GRANADA! CONSIDER WEARING WHITE TO REFLECT LIGHT INTO THE NEW YEAR! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing the best and latest contemporary Cuban dance music! By popular demand, MARITZA BAÍDA will be back up from San Diego to keep the RUEDA de CASINO flowing with a 5:30 PM class! KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be leading some AFRO TIMBA to bring the good energy of Cuba’s Yoruba tradition to our celebration! Get a taste of Chef Israel’s varied culinary delights: from salads, to sandwiches, to full entrees! Fuel for a night of dancing! We’ll be also celebrating the birthdays of CARMEN LUCERO, CHIQUITA FLOWERS, JEANNIQUE PROSPERE, JERRI NACHMAN, JUDITH DAVIES, MARCELA LEYTON, MARLA CHUNG, MICHELLE GREENE, NICAN ROBINSON, NEREIDA RODRÍGUEZ, NOMBUSO MKHIZE, RUSO MG, SHERMAN SMITH, TINA LEINONEN … who look forward to dancing the BIRTHDAY DANCE and sharing some cake with you! $10 cover includes dance class! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! The GRANADA, 17 So First Street, Alhabmra 91801.FREE PARKING in parking structure across from The GRANADA!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, From CUBA: LOS 4 ft guest TANIA PANTOJA! LOS 4 de CUBA! ft special guest TANIA PANTOJA! FRI DEC 8 (rescheduled from November) at The PROJECT CLUB LA in Hollywood! Doors open 9 PM, show at midnite. 21+ Tix $35 on Tickeri: http://bit.ly/2zxN5P7
CUBAN SALSA (CASINO) DANCE CLASS w KATI HERNÁNDEZ! Learn partnering, styling, Cuban moves at CAMERA OBSCURA ART LAB, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401. $12 registration on line at http://bit.ly/2j4rtjx, at class $15 (please bring exact change!). Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica)
The 18th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS presentation takes place tonight at The MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA, Las Vegas. Among the esteemed artists nominated this year are ALAIN PÉREZ for ADN in the BEST SALSA ALBUM category, and El SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO's cd RAÍZ for the BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL category. The awards ceremony will be televised on UNIVISION at 8 PM.
CURUYE’s NOVEMBER CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY is CELEBRATING A DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY: 16 years of the website CURUYE.COM, and 8 years of CURUYE’s CUBAN DANCE PARTIES in LA! Dance it up with L.A.’s DEEJAY WARAPO and guest DJ WALT DIGZ (down from the BAY) keeping the DANCE FLOOR HOT with the latest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC SON! TIMBA! RUMBA! REGGAETÓN! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, Cuban dancer KATI HERNÁNDEZ, along with MARITZA BAÍDA (straight up from SAN DIEGO), will be co-teaching a RUEDA de CASINO CLASS at 5:30 PM! NOT ONLY WILL WE BE DANCING CASINO, RUEDA de CASINO, SON, RUMBA and FUNKY LINE DANCES THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, this month for the special occasion, CURUYE will be raffling DANCE CLASSES, CDs DRINKS, and a special bonus to those wearing their CURUYE T-SHIRTS and/or HATS! Help celebrate NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS of DIANA MONTIEL, ELEANOR ESPINEL, GABI TORRES, GLORIA HERRERA, JENNIFER BARBOT, LIZETTE HERNÁNDEZ, MELANIE DENISE PERRY, STEPHEN SMITH-CONTRERAS, VANESSA LÓPEZ, WIL McZEAL with the Birthday Dance, and a piece of cake! The Granada’s Chef Israel cooks up some tasty meals for all you dancers, so plan on sharing a meal with your friends. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! $10 cover.. FREE PARKING in structure across from The Granada!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, ONE DAY! THREE CLASSES THIS SUNDAY! AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASSES w KATI HERNÁNDEZ: 10 AM-BASICS of AFRO CUBAN DANCE; 11 AM-AFRO CUBAN DANCE ft percussionists BOBBY WILMORE & MIGUELITO LEÓN! 1-2 PM-IRIS CEPEDA teaches a VOCALIZATION for DANCERS CLASS! $20/class; $35 for 2 classes. - Cost: 20 per class or $35 when you take two classes.
ALAÍN PÉREZ, the internationally feted Cuban musician, singer, composer, arranger, performs in a very special concert at EL FLORIDITA! PÉREZ will be performing from his 2017 Latin Grammy nominated cd ‘ADN’! CALIXTO OVIEDO and LILY HERNÁNDEZ are among the musical all-stars who will be accompanying PÉREZ THIS NIGHT! Reservations a must! EL FLORIDITA, 1253 No Vine St, LA 90038. Doors open 7 PM. Tickets: $20 at the door for standing room by bar.
Dinner reservations guarantee table seating at $50 per person (includes entree). Reservations a must: (323) 871-8612.
YENI VALDÉS y su ORQUESTA perform LIVE! The former diva of LOS VAN VAN will be featured at the SAN DIEGO CUBAN DANCE CONGRESS! Guest djs Deejay WARAPO, D.J. TITAN, DJ P.A. TRIX will keep it happening on the dance floor between the LIVE SETS! cubandancecongress.com for info on concert and on all the dance workshops and events of the congress! Tix: $30 general; $40 ($10 wil go to HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF PROJECT).
THURS-SUN, OCT 19-22: 2nd Edition: SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL SALSA CONGRESS! 4 NIGHTS of DANCE PARTIES, 3 FULL DAYS of WORKSHOPS! TIMBA MOB BUS! BEACH PARTY! YENI VALDÉS & su ORQUESTA ft FRIDAY NIGHT! TOWN & COUNTRY RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER. Sponsored by Cuban Foundation for Arts & Culture (CFAC), Ritmo Cubano Events LLC, San Diego Cuban Dance Congress. For more info and registration: cubandancecongress.com
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