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Subject: FW: Salsa Update #133

Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 6:20 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #133

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This issue:
- La Sonora Carruseles concert review
- Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa, April 7
- Havana Heat this Saturday at Dakota's!
- Salsa Night at Sophia's
- This week's mailbag

Well, it happened!  La Sonora Carruseles, Live in Boston!  It was a heck of a concert, for those who made it!  Sadly only about 100 people attended, which must have been a substantial disappointment for the promoter (note that SalsaBoston was handling online ticket sales only).  Of those people, 90% I would say were "regulars" from the scene.  For some reason, the local Colombian crowd which the promoter was primarily expecting, simply didn't materialize.  What a shame.

Anyway, so we Salseros got our very own private La Sonora Carruseles concert!  Who can beat that?!

The band played two sets, the first of which included their most popular Salsa.  They were HOT! and the sound was amazingly crisp, even in this relatively small club.  Hacha Y Machete spearheaded the dancing with an ongoing performance, showing off their latest moves as they prepare for LA.  The concert setup was kind of wierd with some VIP tables in front of the stage, but it wasn't long until most of the audience started dancing on the dance floor in the back.

The second set started around 1am and got quite lively, with Johnny and Andres dancing up on stage with Diego Gale and some of the other band members.  Toward the end of the concert, sections of the band came down into the audience and danced and played in the crowd.  Johnny got the latin line dance going as well, and it turned into quite a party.

A CD of greatest hits was being sold, and of course band members were generously autographing copies left and right.

It would have been nice to see a larger crowd out there, especially the band's countrymen who for the most part aren't plugged into SalsaBoston, but without a doubt it was a grand party!  I only hope that he lack of audience doesn't prevent their future return. Diego Gale told me however that his other band, Grupo Gale, will be in Boston in early May.  (Of course, Sonora Carruseles will be out in LA again for the Congress!)

Viva La Sonora Carruseles!

Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa
     April 7

In other news, I received word today that Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa will be performing at Symphony Hall on April 7!  While it's not designed to be a dance venue (you can bet I'll be dancing in the isle before the night is over), it's going to be some great music.  Details forthcoming.

    Havana Heat
      March 9


Looking for a good party this weekend?  Check out Havana Heat,
Boston's swankiest annual latin party, at Dakota's, downtown.  Music by
Eduardo Tancredi y Orchestra

Check out all the details:


This and every Wednesday...

      SalsaBoston.com Presents
      Salsa Night at Sophia's
        with SalsaBoston.com

 "Boston's only all Salsa, by Salseros for Salseros hotspot!"
 1270 Boylston St., Boston (near Kenmore Sq. and Fenway Park)
 Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15,
 beginnner and intermediate, no partner necessary!
 Salsa until 2am!
 21+ Proper ID and Dress
 $10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson

  The mailbag

1) Tuesday at Sophia's moves to Thursday at Sophia's, this week
2) Salsa night at Supershag this THursday
3) Update from April, new session
4) Starting this Sat., Salsa social with JamNastics, 2nd Sat each month
at Brazillian Cult. Center
5) Salsalort Update, new classes plus SalsaBoston discount!
6) March 23, Party at Spontaneous Celebrations, with workshops
7) NEW!  Salsa night in Worcester!
8) March 16, Harvard Mega II Salsa Party with Tropical Sound!
9) Tonight (tue), Tony Perez trio at Regattabar

Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall
FreEMotion/LibrEMoción Repertory Company, Inc.
Tel.: (617) 970-1444

Tuesdays at Sophia's moves to Thurdays!
-this week, VIP party from 8-9
-free admission from 8:30-10:30, RSVP only!
-contact Dan to RSVP


     Thursdays, one of Sophia's prime nights, will provide for much
added excitement and entertainment for our great Latin Nights
tradition, including:

1.  Our great Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, & Lambada
classes held from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. on the 1st & 2nd floors;

2. 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - DJ Zino, mixing the best of both his and
my (Dan's) selections of Latin music & DVD of Classical Salsa, New
York Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Mambo-Salsa, Samba,
Lambada, Latin House, & more - on the 2nd floor.

3. 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Our live Sophia's Latin Salsa, Cha Cha Cha,
& Bolero band, playing their great music for dancing, with Uche Amaechi
DJing between sets on the 1st floor;

4. As part of our apprechiation for your attendence of our Tuesday
nights for the past 2 years, our special $5 discount cover will remain
as a VIP treatment to all those taking our class (this cover charge
will apply to you if you arrive between 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. sign our
class attendance sheet at the front door).  Those not attending the
classes will be subject to Sophia's $10 cover charge, or any guest
list privilages they attain.

  *** As a March 7th Thursday grand opening promotion, we are extending
our special FREE OF CHARGE invitation to all of you who RSVP by signing
my list at tomorrow night's last Tuesday Latin Night, or by sending me
an E-Mail with your names before Wednesday, March 6, to

  **** As part of our grand kickoff on Thursday March 7th, all those who
RSVP will be welcome to a VIP party from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. featuring
free Champagne, Sangria, & Tapas appetizers.

Note: special discount passes will be available Thursday for regulars, 5 classes for price of 4.

Don't forget,

This Thursday, Salsa Night at Mega Dance Complex, Waltham!

HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

NEW 4 week SALSA SESSION starting March 4th and 5th.

Learn to dance New York Style Salsa with April, of New York's Santo
Rico Dance Company!

ALL classes take place at the VFW Post, 288 Green St. in Central Square,
Cambridge. One block from red line. Public Parking Available.

MONDAYS, starting March 4th:

***All classes have NEW MATERIAL each session (except for the beginners

6pm Ladies Salsa Styling for ALL levels. Body movement and   
    isolations, head whips, elegant arms and much more!!!!

7pm Beginner footwork and partnering. Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".

8pm Spin technique and partner styling for ALL Levels. Spin drills,
    adding "flava" to your partner styling, increasing creativity
    while partnering, and more!!

9pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate classic NY turn patterns.
    Fine-tuning of leading and following techniques.

Tuesdays, starting March 5th:

***All classes have NEW MATERIAL each session (except for the beginners

6pm Beginner footwork and partnering. Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".

7pm Advanced Beginner footwork and partnering.

8pm Men and Ladies Styling for ALL Levels. Designed to improve your
    open footwork, body movement, coordination and execution of open

9pm Intermediate footwork and turn patterns.

Cost: 4 week session--$50, $45 full time students
      $15 drop-in class, $13 if registered in one class.

Call April at 617-388-0925 for more info, or e-mail aprilon2@aol.com
Plus, check out www.aprilon2.com for current info on classes, special
events, pics from class, etc.

Congratulations to DJ NIK!!!! Boston's best DJ for Salsa Dancers will be
spinning 1 night a month at Sophia's Salsa Night (WEDNESDAYS).

DJ NIK's Sophia's schedule:

March 22nd
April 17th
May 22nd
June 19th

Represent for all salseros de corazon!!!!




Starting March 9th, JAM'NASTICS will have a
monthly Salsa Social at the Brazilian Cultural Center
for all 1 and 2 dancers.

The schedule of events:

8-9pm Salsa dance lessons

9-1am Salsa dancing

$10 cover

This is an 18 plus event.  Cash bar will be available for
those with proper ID.

The Brazilian Cultural Center is located @ 310 Webster
Avenue in Cambridge

Directions to the Brazilian Cultural Center is located on our
website: www.jamnastics.org

For more information call JAM'NASTICS at 617-354-5780
or check us online.



* Intro to Latin Dance:  Salsa and More:
-Section 01:  Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, 10 weeks, at 42 Brattle St.
-Section 02:  Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, 10 weeks, at 42 Brattle St.
* Salsa!:  Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 pm, 10 weeks, at 357 Huron Ave.
To register and for more information please contact the Cambridge Center
for Adult education at (617) 547-6789 or on the web at
SalsaBoston.com members will receive a 5% Early Registration Discount if
Registered by Sunday, March 17!

Learn to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more with SALSAlort!
~Intro to Latin:  Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, 8 weeks
~Salsa-Advanced Beginner, Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, 8 weeks
~Salsa-Intermediate, Thursdays, 8:00-9:40 pm, 8 weeks

Worcester Intro & Adv. Beginner level courses are $100/person; full-time
students w/valid ID $80/person.  Intermediate level course is $205;
full-time students $175.  Courses are held at the YWCA, 1 Salem Sq.,
Worcester, 01608.  Pre-registration required.

To register and for more information contact Javier at (508) 792-0263 or
SALSAlort@juno.com.  Visit us at http://www.salsalort.com/.  To get on
the SALSAlort Latin Dance & Fitness Company e-mail list send a BLANK
e-mail to:  SALSAlort-subscribe@topica.com.  You will receive notices
regarding new classes/sessions, workshops, event information, etc. and be
part of this progressive, community oriented company.


hello salsa lovers,                                                                                                 Salsa at spontaneous celebration's . from NY "Grisel"lead dancer of the caribbean soul well be giving a work shop and performing,, also get ready for a salsa dance contest,cash prize's,pro and semy pro, winner take all $$$$$.call to enter dance contest, salsa lesson 8pm to 9pm dancing untill 1am, $15 at the door ,$10 with student's ID ,saturday! march 23,  at spontaneous celebration's 45 danforth st jamacia plane, second's from the oreage line stony brook T stop,info 617-524-0457, www.pabonelsalsero.com          

New class's start tuesday march 5, beginer,s @ 7:30 pm and advance 8:30 pm, for 8 week's. just call 617-524-0457 www.pabonelsalsero.com


 I wanted to let you know that at Lord Vasil's, 371 Park Avenue, Worcester MA 01610 (also known as "The Numbers") starting this Wednesday 3/5/02 it's SALSA NIGHT..!  For those of us who can't make the 50 minute drive every week hopfully this will be a great alternative...


              **** MEGA II SALSA PARTY ****

                   Saturday, March 16th
                     9:30pm  --  1am
                       Dudley House
                       Harvard Yard                               

             (across the street from Au Bon Pain
                    and Harvard Sq T stop)

                     Refael Muriel's
                       *** LIVE ***

           Harvard's annual MEGA Salsa Party returns.
         As always with the finest in Live Latin Music.
              The event is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
       Last year over 300 tickets sold.  Don't miss out!


Includes drinks*, snacks, and an introductory salsa lesson 8:30-9:30pm.

With questions please email Lukasz at lukasz@physics.harvard.edu.

Additional directions to Dudley House can be found at
www.fas.harvard.edu/~dudley/info/directions.html .

*   21+ to drink, proof of age required
**  We gratefully acknowledge sponsorship of the W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate
      Society and the Councilio Latino.

Tony Perez Trio at the Regattabar
Tuesday March 5th.

Featuring Tony Perez ­ piano; John Lockwood ­ bass; Bertram Lehmann ­ drums.
Special Guest: Ernesto Diaz ­ Percussion.
Stellar Cuban pianist Tony Perez celebrates the release of his latest CD
³From Enchantment and Timba to Full Force Jazz.² In his premiere U.S.
performance as a leader, the recent arrival from Havana leads a new trio
project with seasoned Boston veterans John Lockwood on bass, and Bertram
Lehmann on drums at the Regattabar in Cambridge, 1 Bennet St., inside the
Charles Hotel. The show starts a 8:30 and tickets are $12. For reservations
call (617) 876-7777.

³Tony Perez could easily be the successor to Chucho Valdez and Gonzalo

Rubalcaba, . . . Tony has a unique inventiveness and lyricism that seems to

 be taking Cuban music in a fresh new direction.²


Tony Perez has become one of Cuba¹s most accomplished musicians to recently
emerge from the island¹s rich and diverse musical culture. Despite his young
age, Mr. Perez has performed and recorded with the stars of the Latin
American popular music scene, as well as the leading Afro-Cuban jazz
ensembles from the region. In 1992, he arranged for and recorded with Isaac
Delgado on the singer¹s seminal ³Con Ganas², a landmark recording of
contemporary Cuban salsa. Later years saw him compose, arrange and perform
with the legendary Fania Allstars, Celia Cruz, Jose Luis Cortes, and Giraldo
Piloto¹s group ŒKlimax¹, who called his bandmate ³one of the greatest
pianists in Cuban music.²

In 1998 Mr. Perez took over the piano chair in what may be the most
internationally renowned Cuban group of all time, ŒIrakere¹. More recently,
³the amazing Havana pianist,² as he has been called by the San Francisco Bay
Guardian, also has taken part in the production of the all-star
collaboration ³La Rumba Soy Yo,² a recording which just received a Grammy in
the 2001 Latin Music Awards.

As a leader, Mr. Perez has released two recordings, the 1998 solo-piano disc
³Soneao² on Tamarindo Records, and the brand new ³From Enchantment and Timba
to Full Force Jazz,² a sophisticated yet hard-driving collection of Latin
Jazz originals released by Pimienta Records.

Since relocating to the U.S., Tony Perez has embarked on a musical
exploration within the confines of the more intimate piano trio setting, to
further the more acoustic and jazz-oriented side of his music. The Tony
Perez Trio is his first stateside project and features John Lockwood on
acoustic bass and Bertram Lehmann on drums. In this context, the trio delves
into a combination of original material from Perez¹ latest discs, pays
tribute to Cuban jazz icon Emiliano Salvador, and, in what promises to be a
distinctly Afro-Cuban perspective, presents a fresh approach to classic jazz
repertoire. The group will be rounded out by special guest Ernesto Diaz on
congas and percussion.


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