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From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:19 PM
Subject: #263: Party at ATN tonight, New Salsa for Gringos classes at

Hola Salseros!
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"Salsa for Gringos" is back!  "Level 0" Beginner lessons at Masa Restaurant, 8:30-9:45  $5 for lesson, no cover after for the latin night.  439 Tremont St. in the South End.  If you're a total beginner or you have some friends that just won't quite come out yet, this is the place to start.  

We're glad to see so many people have registered for the Congress with the early-bird special, which expired Monday unfortunately.  It's going to be a fabulous weekend!  For those that missed the discount, we will be hosting various "special discount nights" around Boston over the next 6 weeks where we do promotions (if you'd like us to do one at your event, let us know).  For example, tonight at An Tua Nua, you will be able to register for $160, but you have to give us a check or charge # there.  Other event tickets go on sale this week in the store.  For all the Congress info, visit www.salsaboston.com/congress or call 617-513-9841.  A lot of exciting stuff is coming together which you'll here more about in the coming weeks, and we have a great crew of volunteers.  If you want to volunteer still, let us know.  There is a volunteer/brunch event tentatively this coming Sunday.

CRUISES!  Last week was awesome!  Close to 300 people on board.  Join us again this Sunday.  As an aside, you might have heard that El Oriental was firebombed last Monday by some thug, just as we were raving about the amazing food.  For the time being we are getting the food now from Miami Restaurant, very good too.  I spoke with Nobel, the owner of El Oriental, and told him how shocked we all were and he assured me that they will be rebuilding and open again in a few months.  We wish him out heartfelt support.  Stay tuned for the reopening.

Cruises are ALL AGES.  www.salsaboston.com/cruise  Free afterparty now at ClubQ

And of course the SALSA Party @ AN TUA NUA still is getting bigger each week  www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

See you on the dance floor!

In this issue:
>> Salsa Briefs:
- Congress

>> 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

*** 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress! ***
Yes, the event is on the horizon, September 16-18, 2005, at Springtep, just over 2 months from now...!  $180 for the entire weekend, 3 days of workshops, dancing, performances, shopping, and sheer Salsa maddness.   Prices increase to  $225 at the door, so don't wait

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


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) Puerto Rican Festival After Party at Mirage
4) 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 : 

"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 

Puerto Rican Festival After Party.

Special Reggaeton Performance and Contest.

CLUB MIRAGE (Home of Gozadera:Fridays)
888 Tremont St. South End, MA
info: 617 828 6279

Salte de la Rutina, ven y trata algo nuevo y diferente.
“We wont let you down, you will have fun”

Spread the word and forward this E-Mail If you can, Thank you, I apreciate it.

See the flyer at http://www.tomassoto.com 


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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