KATI HERNÁNDEZ's AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASS & MARKETPLACE TODAY! Special guest drummers today for KATI's dance class (11 AM-12:45 PM) are BOBBY WILMORE & MIGUELITO LEÓN! (Class $20). The MARKETPLACE will follow 1-3 PM ft DJ LEYDIS visiting from The BAY! The MARKETPLACE will feature creative artwork for sale of dancers and percussionists of our community just in time for holiday shopping! So bring your checkbooks, cash and credit cards!
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)
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/2mpJX3d, 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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $20/class, $35 for both classes. GET A DISCOUNT!: https://squareup.com/store/KatiHernandezKimBambulaProd/item/rumba-intensive
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
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.
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)