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Message From: Olaf Bleck [bleck@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:08 PM
Subject: #253: Wanda's B-day party at An Tua Nua tonite

Hola Salseros!
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Yep, Wanda's turning one year younger!  Join us tonight to celebrate with my girl Wanda at An Tua Nua, where the party is always good and the Salsa Music is HOT!  www.salsaboston.com/antuanua  DJ Antonio Ortiz will be in the house tonight, not last week as I mistakenly said (sorry!).  Lessons at 8pm, Casino Rueda, and 9pm Salsa, as usual.  Great food available until 11.

Also, Latin Fridays at Vertigo continues to be sizzling every week!  Only $5 before 11pm if you rsvp on the website.  Check out the photo gallery too!  Budweiser promotions continue as well.  www.salsaboston.com/vertigo

Finally, mark your calendar: Friday, May 20, DJ Hernan presents the "Salsa Gala" at the beautiful Springstep dance center (Medford Square), featuring the "Boston Latin Band".  See mailbag for details.   Springstep is of course the site of this year's 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress (TM), coming at you this September.

Lastly, start making your plans for the  LA Congress!  End of May... latest update in the mailbag.

See you tonight at An Tua Nua!

In this issue:
Salsa Briefs:
- Vertigo Fridays, pictures, party continues!
- "Salsa For Gringos" Lesson, Fridays and Sundays
- Harbor cruises coming up--book your group parties now!

SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Latin Fridays at VERTIGO

This Week's Mailbag (5 items)

Salsa Briefs

Have you been down to Vertigo?  If you're a Vincent's or similar fan, or you used to be a regular at Sophias on weekends, or you're simply looking for variety from the hardcore Salsa format, you'll love this party! Check out the Vertigo Pix from last week: 
RSVP for Latin Fridays at Vertigo, $5 off the cover.  Bud promos ongoing, ask the reps if they'll buy you a drink.
   www.salsaboston.com/vertigo  info
   www.salsaboston.com/vertigo/rsvp.cgi  RSVP for $5 off!

"Salsa for Gringos" Lesson resumes!  Two locations:
  -Fridays at Vertigo (Quincy Market/Downtown) 9-10pm www.salsaboston.com/vertigo
  -Sundays at Club Q (Fanueil Hall) 8:30-9:30p at Club Q  www.salsaboston.com/clubq If you have 2 left feet and have been frustrated, or simply haven't picked up this "salsa thing", come on out and we'll cure that for you!  Or if you have say a boyfriend who "can't dance", they usually have the best time.  Drag 'em in.  More about the lesson at:

5th Annual Salsa Harbor Cruise Series!  Starts Sundays, mid-June.  Book your group reservations now!  Let your HR department know so they can plan a company outing. Season 5, every Sunday this summer starting mid-June.  We are currently scheduling corporate and group reservations, so let your people know.  Season tickets will go on sale in April.  www.salsaboston.com/cruise05  July 4th will be a cruise as well.  Call 617-513-9841 for info.


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Have you checked out our new home yet?!!  It's a great space and it's getting even better

835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (for directions only)
More details and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

7:45pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics, all levels
8:45pm: Salsa with Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate NOTE!!! Classes start 15 minutes earlier now because we have to close at 1am.

10pm-1am: Salsa Dance with DJ Hernan and DJ D. Martinez

$10 cover, $12 with lessons, 21+
Call 617-513-9841 for details about Salsa Night
For a discount coupon, visit the website.

An Tua Nua is a great contemporary Irish bar & grill on Beacon Street just outside of Kenmore Square (only about 3 blocks from Sophia's).  In the back they have a dance club about the same size as the upstairs at Sophia's, with a sizable dance floor that holds about 150 people, a bar, and plenty of lounge seating. 

Close to the green line (St. Mary's on the C train), plenty of street and lot parking.

Irish/America/Bar food available until 10pm.  I have eaten there, it is tasty and modestly priced.

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev MacDaddy in the front portion of the bar when you walk in, but don't let that scare you... Salsa is in the back room!  Full Bar.  Please check your coat.

More info and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

Latin Fridays at Vertigo
Boston Hottest new Friday Night Latin Scene!

with "DJ Guy" of Sophia's spinning the best of Latin music
- Salsa
- Merengue
- Bachata
- Reggaeton
- Latin House
- and more

126 State St. Downtown Boston
(adjacent to Quincy Market, 1 Block from the clock tower)

Two Levels:  Lounge and Dance Club

Hosted by SalsaBoston.com
Every Friday, 9pm-2am
21+, $10 cover
Dance Lesson at 8:30pm

MBTA Accessible
 - Aquarium or State on the Blue Line
 - State on the Orange Line
 - Govt. Center on the Green Line
PARKING: $9 Validated at 75 State St. Garage (entrance on Broad St.) Valet Available

More info: 617-513-9841
En Espanol: 617-290-5917

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club Update
2) Cuban Santería Performance and workshop, Thur. Apr. 28
3) Gala Salsa!  Party at Springstep with Boston Latin Band, May 20
4) Soulsa II, May 6, Hartford
5) Jam'Nastics Class Schedule
6) Mango Blue at Johnny D's this Saturday
7) 'ESPADA ORCHESTRA' at La Cabana, Providence, this Fri.
8) Gian Carlo anf "Balaton" Gig schedule
9) West Coast/LA Salsa Congress Update


Dear Salseros,

I'd like to thank everyone for another great party - last Friday over 300 people partied it up Havana Club style. And this week, we have
a special performance by the MIT Rueda Group that you won't want to miss.

Also, pictures from last Friday's party are in the gallery and can be
seen at: http://www.HavanaClubSalsa.com/salsa_video_footage.shtml

This week's notes:

-- Friday Night Salsa
Friday Night Salsa    *****April 29, 2005*****
Greek Club, 2nd Floor Ballroom,
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge
Parking garage next door ($1/hr)
One block from Public Transport on Mass Ave

8:30-9:30 Beginner & Intermediate Rueda Lessons w/ MIT Rueda Group 9:30-10:30 Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons w/ Salsa y Control Salsa Dance Party: 10:30pm - 2am w/ DJs Cuban Jeff and D. Martinez
21+    (18+ with college ID)
$12 cover (includes lessons and dance party).  No partner required. Dress Code: from funky casual to simply elegant to smart casual

   ******Special Performance by the MIT Rueda Group******

The Greek Club is a stunning venue with a spacious 5400 sq. ft.
smooth wood dancefloor, raised performance stage, club lighting,
excellent sound system, and full cash bar. 

This week, we expect an excellent crowd of 300+ salseros - come
and enjoy Boston's new salsa hotspot!

--  Sunday KidsDay commences May 1st
The spring Sunday KidsDay program will begin Sunday, May 1st at the Fountains area of JFK Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge. There
will be a free merengue and salsa lesson for kids from 2-3pm, and a
free all ages community salsa dance from 3-5pm. Free pizza and chips will be available. (The kids lesson is designed for 8-12 year olds, but all kids are welcome.)

-- Mambo Mondays rock
Mambo Mondays is a relaxed, chill night for salsa beginners to become
comfortable with the basics of rhythm, style, steps, connection, and
space control.

Also, Salsa y Control's Andres Giraldo now teaches the beginner
classes at Mambo Monday.  Andres is a tremendously talented,
patient instructor who has helped thousands of people find their
salsa groove. 

Mambo Mondays
Green Street Grill, 280 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge
9:30-10:15pm: Beginner Salsa Lesson w/ Andres Giraldo
Salsa Dance Party: 10:00-1am  w/ DJ Jeff & DJ Sonerito
18+  (21 to drink alcohol);   $8 cover ($10 w/ lesson)

As always, we want to continually improve our events so if you have
a suggestion, please send me a note.  

Finally, please send this email along to friends, groups, and relevant
lists, and share this great, big, fun night with other cool people!


For more info, and to see videos and photos of Havana Club in action, visit:

Students of Professor Matory's Afro-Atlantic Religions seminar invite
you to...


Thursday, April 28 from 7pm-1am
45 Mt. Auburn Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge


Cuban Santería dance performance and workshop by master teacher and
former member of Grupo Afro-Cuba de Matanzas, Reynaldo González.

The Caribbean Aesthetic: Santería and Vodou Arts. Photography exhibit
by Grete Viddal. Altars, Temple Paintings, and Ceremonies in Cuba,
Haiti, and Boston.

Altar Installation for the deity Elegguá, Cuban Trickster and
Gatekeeper, by Natalie Broadnax and Reynaldo González.

A presentation on the influence of Santería on contemporary Cuban
dance music by Linda Rodríguez with music to follow for a salsa dance

Facilitated by Anna Walters and Oludamini Ogunnaike.

Co-sponsored by the DRCLAS Cultural Agents GSAS Workshop Series, the Undergraduate Council, and the Harvard Divinity School.

Email gviddal@fas.harvard.edu or acwalter@fas.harvard.edu for more

What a way to start the SUMMER !!

Latin Fiesta with Hector Cuevas and The Boston Latin Band FRIDAY May 20th at SpringStep

DJ hernan in association with Moises Salazar present
and Elegant and Fun Evening with Boston's Hottest Band.
Hector Cuevas and the Boston Latin Band.

You have seen them at last year's congress and they were
terrific. We do not have many options for Live Salsa music
in Boston and this is and event that you should not miss.

This Elegant evening will be held at the SpringStep Ballroom in Medford. Sooooo... Mark this Date Friday May 20th  9-2a

Dress to impress.

21+ to drink, 18+ to dance.

DJ Hernan will keep the night going to the music you like.

Hernan Choque


Friday, May 6, 2005

The Bond Ballroom
338 Asylum St.

7:30PM - 2:00AM


In Mid-March, over 300 people from CT, MA, and NY came to SOULSA for Salsa and Steppin' lessons, dancing, and an encore salsa performance by Boston's Joel & Ana Massicot.

This time with a Salsa and Afro-Cuban flavor, One World Epic brings you high energy salsa dance instruction and performances with an opportunity to network and socialize.


Mike Santiago & Esther Cortes of Hartford's Footwork Studios, Alisa Bowen of New Haven's Alisa's House of Salsa, and & New Haven's Los Rumberos of Rumberos Cultural Arts and Dance Studio.


New York-based, Cuban-born Felix "Obalalubbe" Insua, will introduce Afro-Cuban dance, demonstrate the dances of the Yoruba deities, and join his dance group, Oriki,  in performing salsa integrated with elements of Afro-Cuban Folkloric, Palo, Gaga, Rumba, and Mambo dance-- "Las Raíces de Salsa" ("The Roots of Salsa). 

Mr. Insua, trained by Cuba's world re-known Grupo Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, has taught for 15 years and performed across the U.S., including the 2004 NYC Salsa Congresso and the upcoming 2005 NYC Salsa Congresso.  He has
also appeared in films such as "Piñero," "Calle 54," and "Dame La Mano."  

7:30pm - 8:30pm Networking & Dancing

8:30pm - 10:00pm Salsa Lessons
(Beginner Basics and Beginner/Intermediate)

10:00pm - 2:00am Dancing (DJ Piñero)
(Performances 11:00pm)

$20 In Advance, $25 Day-Of Event
GHAC "Let's Go" Member Discounts.

Tickets can be purchased online at oneworldepic.com or Call 860.463.4348/ 313.377.6563.

Brought to you by One World Epic LLC

Jamnastics Class Schedule

Wednesdays: Casino Rueda at An Tua Nua, 7:45pm

6:30-7:30pm Styling and Body Movement All Level

7:30-8:30pm Spinning & Partnering Level II & III-IV

8:30-9pm Footwork Challenge Level I-II & III-IV

Half hour classes are $8p.p., and full hour classes are $14p.p.

BCCA, 14 Green St., Brookline

M A N G O    B L U E


Alex Alvear, Bass & Vocals
Ernesto Diaz, Congas
Gonzalo Grau, Keyboards & Vocals
Matt Langley, Tenor Sax
Omar Ledezma, Timbales
Bertram Lehmann, Drums
Manolo Mairena, Percussion & Vocals
Jared Sims, Alto Sax

SATURDAY APRIL 30, 9:30 pm
Johnny D's
17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville


THIS FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 29TH, DOWNSTAIRS AT LA CABANA NIGHTCLUB. Take exit 25 (Rt.95) Smithfield Avenue ...take a right at Smithfield Ave. and stay to the right (cemetary on right) Go through 2nd set of lights ..Weeden Street and pull into the CVS parking lot... you will see the club in the back..make sure you go downstairs..

Lesson: at 9:00 pm with Alan
Dance contest at 11:30 pm
Event filmed by Channel 6


Total cover: $12.00 for entire evening

Gian Carlo and "Balaton" Performance Schedule

One time show:

Balaton at Ryles
212 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA
(617) 876-9330
April 29
$12 cover

New Weekly Gigs:

El Kiosco
972 Saratoga St.
East Boston
Solo gig 9-11
every Thursday

Acapulco Restaurant
464 Centre St 
Jamaica Plain, MA
(617) 524-4328
solo gig 8-10
every Sunday

Still Happening Weekly Gigs:

Merengue Restaurant:
156-160 Blue Hill Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 445-5403

Solo with guest/11:30-1:30
474 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Phone: (617) 864-3278

Merengue Restaurant:
156-160 Blue Hill Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 445-5403

LA Congress Workshop Schedule Is Now Available Online:


Congress Schedule Including Bands


Buy Your Registration Online At: http://www.atpevents.com/congress/2005/register.asp
Or Call
310 445 9705

Coming Soon:
Honoree Schedule Of Awards
Dance Team Performance Schedule
Dance Competition Rules & Fees (Coming Soon)
Some Initial Info Below

Winners Of Each Division Will Qualify To Participate In The 1st Annual World Salsa Championships At The Orleans Arena (Capacity Of Over 5,000) In The Orleans Hotel In Las Vegas December 14-17,2005. All Expenses Paid.

One Of The Main Producers Of This Event Is Albert Torres And He Is Proud To Announce That The 1st Annual World Salsa Championships In Las Vegas Will Be Seen On ESPN Worldwide

YES!!! Salsa Dancers Will Be Seen All Over The World On The
#1 Worldwide Sports Network

Only Way To Qualify For The 1st Annual World Salsa Championships In Las Vegas Is By Winning In One Of The Selected Competitions Co-Produced Worldwide By Albert Torres Productions, Inc. Between May 2005 and December 2005.

Five Divisions:
On "1" / On "2" / Cabaret (Lifts & Tricks Above The Shoulders) /
Teams (Need To Have 6 Or More Members) / Youth Division (13 & Under)

More Info On Competition Coming Next Week
Competitions Worldwide Where You Can Qualify Coming Soon Between $10,000 & $20,000 Cash Prize Per Division Hotel & Event Packages Available Soon Live Bands & International DJ's Each Evening After The Competition Vendor Booths And Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available


MAY 23-25
For More Info: http://www.alberttorresevents.com/congress/2005/musicseminar.asp

For Power Point Info On The Instructors: http://www.alberttorresevents.com/congress/2005/WCSC_Music_seminar_2005.ppt
Call 310 445 9705

MAY 25
University Of Salsa (Day 1)

MAY 26
University Of Salsa (Day 2)

Cardio Salsa Instructor Seminar w/ Laura Canellias www.salsadivaprod.com

MAY 27
University Of Salsa (Day 3)

Salsa Rhythm 4 Dancers w/ Mike Bello

Instructor Training w/ Edie (Salsa Freak) & Al (Liquid Silver) Espinoza http://www.dancefreak.com/instructor/level3.htm

Liz Lira's Choreography Workshop

Buy Your Registration Online At: http://www.atpevents.com/congress/2005/register.asp
Or Call
310 445 9705

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