AFRO BRAZILIAN/PUERTO RICAN/AFRO CUBAN: The MOVEMENT of the SKIRT! Three workshops w RACHEL HERNÁNDEZ-SAMBA de RODA 12 PM; APONTE-BOMBA 1 PM, KATI HERNÁNDEZ-RUMBA 2 PM ! LIVE DRUMMING & SINGING w Kahlil Cummings, Alberto Lopez, Lazaro Galarraga, and Bobby Wilmore. $60/3 classes; $30/individual workshop. https://www.facebook.com/events/190450695081421/
CUBAN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL ft PEDRITO CALVO (formerly of LOS VAN VAN), the ARESENIO RODRÍGUEZ PROJECT, LA CHARANGA CUBANA, CALIXTO OVIEDO & TIMBA LA, LAS CHIKAS! Pre sale: general $25, VIP $50 on tickeri.com Day of (if available) $35 general, $60 VIP. A 21+ event. For more info: http://www.cubanamericanmusicfestial.net. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main Street, Los Angeles 90012. An event of YAMBU PRODUCTIONS.
NEW LOCATION: 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. MID CITY ARTS ANNEX, 8503 Pickford St, Los Angeles, CA 90035. For more info, please contact Kati at firstname.lastname@example.org. $20/drop in class.
A GOZAR y A BAILAR with RUMBANKETE ‘La Máquina de Sabor’ live at CURUYE’s MAY CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO keeping the flow happening with the latest dance beats from the island, YOU SMOKIN’ the DANCE FLOOR! To add some spice and funk to your salsa free styling, KATI HERNÁNDEZ (Cuba) & DUANE WREN (Detroit) will be kicking off the party with an AFRO TIMBA (Afro Cuban ‘salsa suelta’) class. You’ll have a chance to meet up and dance with participants of this weekend's LA RUEDA QUE SE MUEVE, the encuentro of San Diego casineros (Cuban salsa lovers) with L.A. casineros who will be groovin’ in on the fun! We’ll be celebrating MAY BIRTHDAYS with the birthday dance, and some cake! MARITZA BAIDA, MOLLIE HOLMES, NECEE HANKS, ROCÍO ALONSO, TIM SNEDEKER are among the birthday peeps this month! $15 cover includes dance class! All ages welcome! FREE PARKING in the structure across the street from the Granada!
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1 PM: LA RUEDA QUE SE MUEVE brings together casineros (Cuban salsa lovers) from San Diego & L.A. to take a full day of dance workshops in CUBAN SALSA (CASINO), RUEDA de CASINO and more w DUANE WRENN (Detroit), KATI HERNÁNDEZ, & MARITZA BAÍDA! TIMBA DANCE PARTY to top the day off w WALT DIGZ, MC YUSSEF, and WARAPO! Registration & info: https://squ.re/2KhQc0N
MEET UP for the RUEDATHON on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade Come to the 3rd St. Promenade between Arizona and Wilshire. Dance to timba music with casineros from Santa Barbara to San Diego and in between! More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436023010176991/
NEWS FLASH! SAT APRIL 21 workshop postponed until SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 11 AM-1 PM: INTRODUCTION to AFRO CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP w KATI HERNÁNDEZ! 2-HR INTENSIVE w LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT! The workshop will feature dances of OGUN, OCHÚN, and Cuba’s ARARÁ dance traditions. Pay $25. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESIGN, 6009 West Olympic Blvd., LA 90036.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 7:30 PM: CUBAN JAZZ TRAIN: CALIXTO OVIEDO, Oscar Hernandez, Oscar Cartaya, Lily Hernandez $20. Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc. (310) 474-9400. http://www.vibratogrilljazz.com/events/2018/4/26/cuban-jazz-train
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 8 PM: PEDRITO MARTÍNEZ GROUP ft musicans of INSIDE LATIN JAZZ moderated by Professor/musician/arranger DANILO LOZANO! No charge but tickets required at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=7&p=1
CELEBRATE SPRING 'A LO CUBANO' ON THE DANCE FLOOR SUNDAY, APRIL 8 at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO is fresh back from La Habana where he was invited to dj at MAYKEL BLANCO’s CUBAN SALSA FEST, so you know he’ll be playing the very latest & hottest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC for our dancing pleasure! Back by popular demand, KATI HERNÁNDEZ and MARITZA BAíDA will be teaching a CUBAN SALSA (‘CASINO’) dance class to kick off the party at 5:30 PM. Throughout the night we’ll be dancing to CUBAN SON, SALSA, TIMBA, REGGAETON, & RUMBA! We’ll be celebrating April as well as March birthdays this month including VIVIANA SOTO, ZEAL HARRIS, BRIAN MARTÍNEZ, KENNY WILLIAMS, and MATHIEU VEDEL who will not only be celebrating his bday, but some special news as well! Be sure to try an entrée or snack from Chef Israel’s kitchen! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! Free parking in the structure across the street from The Granada! $10 cover includes dance class.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 8 PM: Cuba’s iconic diva OMARA PORTUONDO in concert at The REGENT! Tix: $34.50 in advance/$44 day of show/$67 VIP mezzanine. 18+ http://bit.ly/OmaraRegent. Doors open at 7 PM. The REGENT, 444 So Main Street, L.A. Brought to you by Spaceland & Rum & Humble.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 7 PM-12 MIDNITE: NOCHE CUBANA! Dance to the LIVE CUBAN MUSIC beginning with TAMBORES de MI CUBA, followed by SEPTETO SON HAVANA! Master dancer JUAN CARLOS BLANCO will teach a Cuban salsa suelta class as part of the evening’s activities! Cuban food will be available for purchase! ALL AGES WELCOME! The WORLD BEAT CENTER, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101. $20 cover (children 12 & under FREE!). For more details: www.OmoAcheCubanCulture.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 7:30 PM: SAN MIGUEL is the featured performer at LATIN NIGHTS at THE MINT, along with MARÍA MARÍA’s TANGO PASSION with tango dancers, FAROFA with CARO PIEROTTO. . KATI HERNÁNDEZ gives a Cuban Dance class with Deejay WARAPO playing the music between live sets. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The MINT 6010 West Olympic Blvd., LA. www.TheMintLA.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/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 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).
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.