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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 1:23 PM
Subject: #296: Cinco de Mayo

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Yes, it's that time of year again!  It's that mysterious event which we call "Cinco de Mayo", which usually involves drinking way too many Corona's and maybe some tortilla chips.

Why??!!  Well, I looked back in my archives:

"Been wondering about this whole Cinco de Mayo thing?  Here's the scoop:  On May 5, 1862, the Mexicans soundly defeated Napoleon's vastly superior French Army invasion of the area around Mexico City, effectively ending any French expansionist activities in the America's, including French support of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. On that day the Mexicans changed history forever."

Most people don't know just how significant that was in the history of the United States. Remember, the French had been hanging out on this continent only slightly after the Spanish and English showed up.  Remember the French and Indian War?  Lousiana Purchase?  Quebec? French Canadians?

Viva Mexico!! (All you French Salseros out there, don't take it personally.)

Anyway, in honor of this historic occasion, we're having chips and salsa tonight at Salsa Wednesdays at An Tua Nua.  (In fact, this is a new thing, we're going to have some muchies every week now.)  See you there!  http://www.salsaboston.com/antuanua  Anyone with a Mexican or French passport in hand gets in free tonight!

** Be sure to register for the Masacote CD Release weekend coming up the weekend after next!  Check out the details in the mailbag.  This is a 3day Salsa/Dance/Music party.  Also, Ana and Joel are usually there at An Tua Nua on Wednesdays, so ask them for tickets when you see them!

Salsa/Latin Summer Harbor Cruises!
"Boston's best kept secret!"

Book your groups now!  email olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841 Individual tickets go on sale next week.

2006 Dates are out!  Every Sunday, June 11 - Sept. 17
June: 11,18,25
July: 2,9,16,23,30
August 6,13,20,27
Sept 3,10,17

Special Cruises: July 4 (Tuesday, 8pm-11 w/ fireworks)
Sept. 3 is Labor Day Holiday (the next day is a holiday)

We are currently booking corporate parties and such to for this summer's Salsa/Latin cruise series.  The cruises are of course going to continue as always, but we're booking these parties to help make the party each week bigger and better.  If your company is interested, or you belong to a social group, college organization, or are a promoter that might be interested in having a group attend on a specific date, please let me know who to contact about it (email olaf@salsaboston.com) and we'll send some information to them.  Private charters are available too. Last year's website: www.salsaboston.com/cruise info is still correct.

See you on the dancefloor!

In this issue:

>> Salsa Briefs:
- For the casual: salsa at Masa, Thursdays
- Congress DVD's for sale

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Salsa Cruises--book your 2006 groups now

>> Rueda de Casino in Boston

>> This Week's Mailbag (see below)

Salsa Briefs:

* Have you checked out Masa?  If you're up for a casual night and some dining and an upscale bar, this place is cool on Thursdays.  Casual lesson around 10pm, a mix of music, no cover.  439 Trement St, South End, Boston

* If you missed the Congress or if you enjoyed it but didn't make it to the congress shop, the DVD will be out by mid November at the latest and probably sooner, and also Congress embroidered shirts (mens and ladies), caps, and hand towels are available.  We still have a lot of things to pay for this year, so every purchase helps out.  Shirts and the video are $20 each, and the caps and towels $10.  Buy any two and you get $5 off, so the video and a shirt would be $35. www.salsaboston.com/congress/shop


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, over 5 years running!

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

8:00pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics, all levels
9:00pm: Salsa with Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate

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

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 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, Fenway on the D, Kenmore on the B), plenty of street and lot parking.

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

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev-Mac Daddy 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, discounts, and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

Boston Harbor Salsa Cruises, each summer
Book your corporate and group parties now

We just scheduled this year's 6th Annual Salsa Habor Cruise Series!  Expanded from last
year, we're starting a week earlier, and ending a week later.  Every Sunday plus July 4.  In a few weeks we'll have a flyer out for group bookings and the cruise website will be updated.  If you think your company or organization might want to book a group outing, now is the time to plan it.  One way is simply to take the flyer-to-be to your HR department or event planner and say "Hey, we should do this!"  If you're a coordinator of a social club or an event promoter, opportunities to partner with us for some cruises us are available.  Email olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841  Last year's website: www.salsaboston.com/cruise

Private charters available too.

Rueda de Casino ... SALSA !
You've seen salsa danced "in a circle", changing partners, performing a variety of fast-paced moves.

Learn this fun way to dance Salsa by joining one of the many FREE practices offered almost every day of the week around Boston.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced circles!

Lots of opportunities this month to learn Rueda de Casino Salsa! Visit this site to find out about workshops: http://bostonrueda.wikispaces.com

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club Update
2) Masacote CD Release Weekend, May 12-14
3) Salsa Cubana Wednesdays at Ryles
4) Guest instructor at Ryles this Thur.


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central Square is a hit. This week, Kilombo Mambo will be playing salsa, merengue and cha cha!

And, of course, Friday Night Salsa rocks on! Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at

**Friday Night Salsa @ Havana Club

Havana Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

* 8:30-9:30 Beg, Int, & Adv Rueda Lessons w/ Ivan, Lino, & MIT Rueda Group
* 9:30-10:30pm Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control
* 10:30pm-2am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff
* Admission is $12 Ages: 18+ w/ college ID.  Full Bar.
Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300-400 cool, classy people of all skills levels. Beginners are very welcome and the party is a safe environment where everyone dances with - and respects - everyone else.

The Havana Club Ballroom is a stunning space with a spacious 5400 sq. ft. smooth wood dance floor, raised performance stage, club lighting, excellent sound system, and full cash bar. There is a Parking Garage next door ($1/hr), and the party is one block from Public Transport on Mass Ave.

**Havana Saturdays @ Havana Club

Havana Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

* 8:30-9:30pm Beginner Latin Lessons w/ Ivan
* 9:30-10:30pm Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons w/ Jeff & Ivan
* 10:30pm-2am Dance Party w/ Grupo Fantasia
* Admission is $12 Ages: 18+ w/ college ID.  Full Bar.
Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa,
Havana Saturdays features the beautiful Havana Club
ballroom, 250+ cool people and live music every
week!  Beginners are very welcome and the party
is a safe environment where everyone dances with -
and respects - everyone else.

MASACOTE" Latin Jazz CD Release Weekend!
May 12-14 !!!

This is the much anticipated release of the Latin Jazz CD "MASACOTE"!

A Weekend of Live Bands!  Grammy Winning Musicians!  Dance Performances!  Salsa and Rueda Lessons!  Boston's Top DJs!  AND MORE SURPRISES!

Performance Lineup Includes:  Ana and Joel, Sabor Masacote, Hacha y Machete, Salsa y Control, JAM'NASTICS, Hips on Fire, Melaza, Mambo Slaves, Descarga Caribe (Chicago), Lee and Maria (TX), AND MORE!

ONLY $40 for ALL 3 NIGHTS!  Limited Number!

Friday Night at Springstep
Saturday Night at Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Sunday Night at Club Choices

Complimentary Lessons by:
Masacote Entertainment
MIT Casino Rueda Group
Mambo Dinamico (North Carolina)
Sekou McMiller (Chicago)

Listen to Samples of the CD Online! 

Purchase Your Ticket and Pre-Order Your CD Online Today!

For Details and Schedule: http://www.masacoteentertainment.com/masacote

Salsa Cubana will now happen every week. Salsa Cubana is returning home to Ryles Every Wednesday, Starting May 3rd!!! Free Cuban style dance lessons:
Beginner lesson at 7pm.
Intermediate Rueda De Casino lesson at 8pm.
Party from 9pm to 1am.
Come Early, have dinner, and dance the night away!
Salsa Cubana Wednesdays @ Ryles Jazz Club: 212 Hampshire St, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

This Thursday, May 4, guest instructor Eileen Herman-Haase of Dance
Caliente will be substitute teaching the intermediate class at 8:30
p.m. If you have not yet had the opportunity to take a lesson with her,
this is your chance. If you have, I don't need to remind you how great
she is.
See you Thursday!


General Details:
Temporada Latina - Thursdays at Ryles Jazz Club; www.TLSalsa.com Beginner and intermediate salsa lessons: 8:30 - 9:30 PM; No partner
Salsa dancing 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM (Work friendly hours)
212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA; 617-876-9330.

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