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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 1:09 PM
Subject: #262: Salsa at ATN tonight, big cruise Sunday, bargain Congress passes--last chance

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A tremendous number of tickets have been sold already for the Salsa cruise this Sunday, so if you've been waiting to come to one, this is going to be a particularly good one!  Weather looks perfect too.  The cruises are also ALL AGES so those younger dancers with no place to go, and kids/families are welcome.  www.salsaboston.com/cruise or call 617-513-9841.
As a new added bonus, the buffet is now catered by El Oriental de Cuba in JP, SIMPLY AMAZING food.   Afterparty at Vertigo.  See you there!

SALSA @ AN TUA NUA tonight.  Last week's party was jamming!  We are very excited to finally have gotten the management to fix the place up since we moved there in December, and want to welcome back may of the Salseros we haven't seen in a while.  Boston's original "All Salsa night by Salseros for Salseros", and now the only place that features free watermellon each week courtesy of my man Pepe!  Lessons as usual, dancing until 1am.  Unfortunately for the moment it is 21+ all night again, but we're working on that.  www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

and... Last week for Boston Salsa Congress discount passes, only $140 for the whole weekend!!

*** 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress! ***
Yes, the event is on the horizon, September 16-18, 2005, at Springtep, just over 2 months from now...!  Through July 25 event passes are on sale for a bargain $140 for the entire weekend, 3 days of workshops, dancing, performances, shopping, and sheer Salsa maddness.  After that, prices jump up to $180 for the weekend, and go up to $225 at the door.

ONLY $140!  Registration is easy online and you can simply buy your pass in the store.

Even though all the fine details aren't together yet, if you're planning to come at all (and keep in mind if you're a Salsero at all you know you probably will come anyway even if you aren't planning on it yet), save yourself a bundle and get your event pass now.  Day passes and other assorted tickets will go on sale in a few weeks.  Last year's event was lauded by numerous invited Salsa stars as, "One of the best/most fun congress we've ever been to," so don't miss this fantastic weekend.  The website is together, and the tentative list of talent and schedule is up.  www.salsaboston.com/congress  Vendors, advertisers, sponsors, please contact us!  Local performance groups, please contact us for audition info.  email: olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841

In this issue:
>> Salsa Briefs:
- Congress planning meetings

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Harbor Cruise Tickets now on sale (Every Sunday Evening, June 19 - Sept. 11)

>> This Week's Mailbag

Misc notes:
Planning meetings are happening now for the 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress (TM), Sept 16-18 at Springstep.  We meet every Monday at Green Street Grille, between 9pm and 1am, depending on people's scehedule.  Usually 10pm-11:30.  Just show up, or let us know you're coming.  We need volunteers in all kinds of areas and we have some select paid positions if you need some part time work.  Call us for details, or email.


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, $2 per lesson additional, 21+ after 10pm
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

Boston Harbor Salsa Cruises
Cruise Tickets on sale now!  Book your corporate and group parties now
Every Sunday!  $15 advance, $17 the week of (the Monday before), and $22 at the dock.  Lessons are $2 still.  The price of fuel has gone way up so we have to pay more for the ship this year, sorry.  But the party is fantastic!  Also, new this year we have a five-cruise discount pass for $60, good on any 5 cruises except July 4 (non-transferrable).  The buffet will be $10 as always, and the afterparty is free.  Call for group rates for parties of 10 or more.  617-513-9841  www.salsaboston.com/cruise

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Hacha workshop at Platforms (Providence) Aug 6, plus waterfire
2) El Bembe events, lots of great things planned!
3) Salsa lessons with Greg Coles, Marblehead
4) Latin Quarter Reopens at Venue, Thursdays
5) Gian Carlo Update, various gigs
6) Ricardo Lemvo Live at Lowel Folk Festival July 30/31

                     W O R K S H O P
                 H A C H E  Y  M A C H E T E

Salsa workshop scheduled for August 6th...at Strictly Salsa !!!! Workshop will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at PLATFORMS NIGHTCLUB in Providence..no partner necessary....all levels welcome...$20.00

Your space must be reserved and pre-paid....space will be limited.

HACHA Y MACHETE are one of our featured groups that will be performing that evening, August 6th, Saturday, at Sovereign Ballroom in Downtown Providence at Salsa WaterFire. Make certain you mark your calendars for this event and kick it off by joining the workshop that afternoon. Get to meet the performers up close and personal!!!

Salsa Waterfire is an event not to be missed, joining HACHA Y MACHETE that evening will be SALSA Y CONTROL, both groups are World Class Salsa Performers.  JOSE FIGUEROA will teach at the beginning of the event. RAY RIVERA Y SABOR LATINO, from New York City, will be the featured Orchestra..

Contact me for Workshop reservations at;

EMAIL; okisalsa@netzero.com

La Casa de La Cultura / Center for Latino Arts
Berklee College of Music
Parks and Recreation Department

p r e s e n t :

Free Outdoor Concert
Thursday July 21, 7:00 pm
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston

and his Latin Jazz Ensemble
Eguie has performed with Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Winwood, KC & the Sunshine Band, Boston Pops, and Arturo Sandoval.  He is Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and he currently leads two Latin music projects, the Eguie Castrillo Latin Jazz ensemble and the Eguie Castrillo Orchestra, an 18-piece Latin big band performing a tribute to the Mambo Kings Tito Puente, Tito Rodríguez and Machito.


"The Tito Puente Legacy" Photography Exhibit
Photographs by Martin Cohen, Don West and a digital slide show by Mitch Frohman

Opening Wednesday August 3, 7:00 pm
Exhibit runs through September 4

85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston


Thursday August 4, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

EL BEMBE Special Edition
Featuring dance lessons, Salsa/Merengue DJ and a special appearance by
TITO PUENTE JR. and his Orchestra

Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston
Admission: $25.00

Friday September 2, 9:00 pm

EGUIE CASTRILLO's 18-Piece Mambo Orchestra

Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston
Admission: $25.00

For additional information, please visit:  www.claboston.org <http://www.claboston.org> or call: 617-927-1707


Greg Coles, Salsa Instruction, Events and Privates, Beginner to Professional
(617) 620-3022

As a trained track athelete, professional African and jazz drummer, and lifelong dancer (many styles), I focus on the one essential and three required elements to keeping salsa for life.  The one essential is having fun.  I teach with a lot of fun and laughter.  We can always be serious - sometimes a little humor goes a long way.  The three required elements are: programming the muscles to handle the basic movements; establishing the relationship between the movement and the music; and addressing the finer points of styling, partnering, footwork, and patterns.  I have taught thousands to dance salsa.  I enjoy every minute of it!

Teaching on the Northshore:
Mondays (8:30-9:30 PM Beginners) - Susan Woods Dancenter of Stoneham Tuesdays (7:15 PM Beginners, 8:15 PM Intermediate) - Yoga for Health, Gloucester Thursdays (7:30-8:30 PM Beginngers) - Manchester Athletic Club, Manchester Fridays (7:00-8:30 PM Beginners) - Marblehead Privates and Events Scheduled in Advanced by Appointment.

Thanks for your help and support.


Thur, July 21st
Gran Opening of Latin Quaters @ Venu
We have been asked so many times ....
When will we bring back The Latin Quarter Thursdays.....
We heard you..... And appreciate your patience...... Back by overwhelming demand..... The wait is over....... Spread the word that Thursday night is going to explode with 2 rooms, all the original people who brought you 5 years of excitement at the Roxy, are back with an all new sensational style and elegance at Club Venu. This is the night we have all been waiting for, in the club we have all been dying to get into. Just one look and you will be hooked. You will say to yourself "This Is Going To Be The Spot" Wait till you see what we have in store for you.

Just email us for the VIP Champagne Grand Opening for you and up to 10 of your friends. Table reservations are available as well.


Queridos Fanaticos,

I want to let you know that Balaton (my band) will be playing at Ryles upstairs on Friday July 29 from 10- 12:30. For those of you who came to see us last time at Ryles, I want to let you know that all the sound issues we had, have been resolved. We will have a wonderful sound so you can enjoy us better. Also for those of you whom I've encountered recently on my musical escapades in the streets of Harvard Square; gracias for the support. Weather permit, I play in the streets of Harvard Square every day except Mondays and Wednesdays; come and get serenaded between the brick and the Cambridge sky.

There will be no Latin Night on July 29th at Zuzu. I wont be at Merengue that same evening.

                                         Gian Carlo

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

Fridays: except July 29th
Merengue Restaurant
156-160 Blue Hill Ave.
Roxbury, MA
Phone: (617) 445-5403

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


This message is about fantastic music, more specifically, fantastic Latin/African music, including our beloved salsa. My LA-bound, Congo-born, friend Ricardo Lemvo is going to perform at the Lowell Folk Festival on July 30 and 31.

I imagine that if you don't know him, you would like to, and this might be a good opportunity.

There will be a bunch of other performances, crafts, and ethnic foods at the Festival.

From his bio:
Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music, combining Latin and African elements from salsa to soukous with an occasional merengue or Afro-Portuguese excursion. This Congo-born artist is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Lemvo is truly multi-cultural and equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala, and Kikongo.

Ricardo Lemvo’s Website:

Lowell Folk Festival:

Ricardo Lemvo Schedule at the Festival: http://www.lowellfolkfestival.org/schedules.htm


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