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Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 1:41 PM
Subject: #322: Salsa tonight at ATN; New: Cabana Mondays at Felt; Gala events

Hola Salseros!
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It's a new dawn in America, and a huge Salsa Weekend to celebrate!  Be sure to join us particularly for a the new "Cabana Mondays" at Felt, and see you tonight at An Tua Nua!

Here's my top picks:

Tonight: Salsa at An Tua Nua!
   Casino Rueda lesson at 8
   Salsa lesson at 9
   Dancing, 10pm-1am

Friday: Salsa Legends at the Rhodes Ballroom, Providence
   Expect over 1000 people there in this historic & gigantic ballroom.

   Eguie Castrillo and 18 pc orchesta at Berklee Performance Center
   "Latin meets Jazz"
   Bound to be an amazing concert!  See mailbag

Saturday: Edwin Pabon & Orchesta at the Hyatt (see mailbag)

Sunday: Salsa Sundays at An Tua Nua
   Featuring "Salsa for Grinos Lesson" at 8pm

Monday: *** GRAND OPENING ***   Cabana Mondays at Felt (Downtown Crossing)
   "A casual Salsa night at at very classy place"
   Featuring beginnner Salsa lesson at 7pm; Free admission after lesson

See you tonight at An Tua Nua as usual, for Salsa Wednesdays!

 7pm Casino Rueda Workshop
 8pm Casino Rueda Lesson*
 9pm Salsa Lesson w/ Johnny and Kelly*
 10pm-1am Salsa!
    *Beginner and Intermediate., no partner needed
http://salsaboston.com/antuanua for discounts and info
or call 617-513-9841
An Tua Nua
835 Beacon St. Kenmore Sq/Fenway, Boston

We've been having a fabulous time Sundays with "Salsa for Gringos" lessons, but we need more of our seasoned veterans to come out and dance with these eager new Salseros!  Join us each Sunday, DJ Hernan this week.  Read on:


Boston's favorite Salsa spot is back, now twice a week!

8:30 pm, "Salsa For Gringos" beginner lesson (free)
9:30-2am DANCE!  Featuring DJ's D.Martinez, Hernan, and guests

$10 cover, 21+ after 10pm, cash bar, kitchen open until 10pm

*** Join us of course on Wednesdays as well.

More details about parking and what not below.  Scroll down.

See you on the dance floor!

In this issue:

>> Salsa Briefs:
- For the casual: salsa at Masa, Thursdays

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua

>> 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


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

7:00: Intermediate Casino Rueda Workship
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, please 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: http://www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

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) Eguie Castrillo at Berklee Performance Center Thurday
3) Pabon and Orchestra at the Hyatt Saturday
4) "El Bembe" and rueda-thon this Fri
5) Edwin Pabon and Orchestra at the Hyatt Nov. 11
6) Hips on Fire Class Update
7) Salsa Legends at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, RI, Huge Party, Fri. Nov 10
8) El Jolgorio Navideño 2006 Christmas Party, Sat. Dec. 9
9) Jamnastics/Rumba y Timbal Dance Co. Open House Thursday
10) Casino Rueda workshop at MIT, Sunday


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central Square is a hit.
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/ Rumba Na Ma
* 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.


Eguie Castrillo teams up with friends Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 to bring Latin jazz standards to life. The concert, "Latin Meets Jazz," begins at 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. An associate professor at the Berklee College of Music, Castrillo and his 18-piece orchestra will be joined by guest vocalist Didi Stewart and rising drum prodigy Pablo Pena. Tickets are $15 or $11.25 for seniors. For tickets and more information call 617-931-2000.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Nick Balkin, 617.747.2247, nbalkin@berklee.edu

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee Presents Eguie Castrillo and Friends: Latin Meets Jazz, Thursday, November 9, at the Berklee Performance Center

Boston, MA, October 27, 2006 – The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee continues with Eguie Castrillo and Friends: Latin Meets Jazz, Thursday, November 9, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Acclaimed percussionist and Berklee associate professor Eguie Castrillo—who has performed with Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, and others—presents a night of high-energy Latin jazz. His 18-piece orchestra, featuring Berklee faculty, students, and special guest vocalist Didi Stewart, will showcase many of the classic tunes that started the Latin jazz movement.

General admission tickets are $15; seniors $11.25. Tickets are available at the Berklee box office or through Ticketmaster at 617-931-2000 or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please call 617-747-2261 or visit www.berkleebpc.com.

Castrillo will bring to life old Latin jazz standards such as "Caravan," "Smile," and "Night In Tunisia,” while staying true to their original arrangements. Special guests include Berklee assistant professor and vocalist Didi Stewart, and rising drum prodigy Pablo Peña, the recipient of the prestigious Michel Camilo Scholarship at Berklee.

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee is an exciting eight-concert series, featuring jazz, Latin, rock, r&b, folk and other music styles. Berklee is pleased to welcome Borders as the supporting sponsor of the series. Upcoming concerts will include Marcus Miller, Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Stevie Wonder tribute, and more.

Salsa Fest at the Hyatt
For all you salsa lovers
575 memorial Drive Cambridge ma

Dance Performance
Mambo Slaves Dance company
Melaza  Sabrosuras and more
DJ Master Pedrito Santiago
Edwin Pabon and orchestra

Saturday nov 11, Doors open at 8pm
salsa class at 8:30 all ages welcome
students and group discount cash bar

$20 in advance $25 at door
$8 Validated Parking or free on the street
617-524-0457 www.pabonelsalsero.com


Next El Bembe THIS FRIDAY Nov 10th!!

This Friday is a very special edition of El Bembe (may be the last one! )

El Bembe is one of the oldest Salsa nights in Boston to bring you also live music. This Friday we wont have live music, but instead lots of performances and a "Rueda-thon" (what is that??? Read below)

Friday, November 10th, 2006
"Rueda-thon" at El Bembe Salsa Party
Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, Boston (South End)

9 p.m. Lessons with Hips On Fire
10 p.m. Music by DJ Adrian and performances by Hips On Fire students and Seemore and Cristina themselves.

Despelote Dance Co, team up with El Bembe to hold a Rueda-thon to raise money for the documentary in progress: "La Rueda de Guanabacoa" - a documentary on Cuban Salsa.
This event is also the "Kick Off Party" for Boston Rueda's Weekend of Rueda Workshops. Come dance to a mix of Latin music: salsa, merengue, rumba, cha cha cha, timba and more. There will be lots of Rueda de Casino, but also still plenty of space to dance in partners as well.
Come on out and support this worthy cause. Or send an email to jennjonay@gmail.com to see how you can make a tax deductible donation to this project. (or ask her how to become a "Rueda-thon-er")
View the Trailer for "La Rueda de Guanabacoa":

For all you salsa lovers
Salsa Fest Present 2006 Media Awards
at the Hyatt Rengency Hotel Cambridge
Hosted by El Show de Fernandito

Edwin Pabon and Orchestra
Mambo Slaves Dance company
Melaza , Sabrosuras
LMW Mamis Calender of 2007and more!
DJ Master Pedrito Santiago

Saturday Nov 11, 2006
Doors open at 8pm salsa class 8:30 pm
$20 In Advance $25 at the Door "Cash Bar"
575 Memorial Drive Cambridge ma
$8 Validated Parking or free on the street
All Ages Welcome Students and Group Discounts
info 617-524-0457 www.pabonelsalsero.com

Hello Everyone!

Finally THIS WEEK, we have NEW Classes starting in Newton:
Salsa for Beginners
Latino Mix - Merengue- Bachata and Cha-Cha- Cha
Wednesdays at 230 Adams St, in Newton. Read more below!

New fun and dynamic class: Improve Ur Dance Skills for Latino Dancing!!! workshops on Saturdays at 10am
ONLY 6 weeks. Register for this class by sending an email!.

Important News!!!!
New Salsa and Latino Mix Classes starting in Newton Wednesdays Nov 1st!
New "Improve Ur Dance Skills for Latino Dancing" Workshop - Saturdays 10am starting Nov 4th.
Next El Bembe is Friday Nov 10th!!
Classes at MIT Sloan Club back again tomorrow Tuesday Oct 30th

New "Improve Ur Dance Skills for Latino Dancing" Workshop - Saturdays 10am starting Nov 4th.

Classes starting Saturday Nov 4th @ Dance Complex, 10-11am. 6 Weeks only.
Do you want to improve your Dance Skills??
Do you want to move your hips, torso better?
Do you want to learn new steps you can dance on your own??
Do you want to improve your spinning?? Your styling??
You get this and more in this class while learning a choreography.
Save your spot today emailing us:
hipsonfire@yahoo.com or calling us (617) 627-9988.

Dance Complex 10-11am
536 Mass Av
Central Sq, Cambridge,


[Don't miss this party!  -editor]


or contact Jeannie Oki at okisalsa@netzero.com
or 401-941-8008 for additional information.


Rhode Island is gearing up for a Latin-filled weekend beginning November 10, 2006, at the Salsa Legends at the Rhodes, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, located in Cranston. Eddie Torres will teach a dance workshop 7-9 PM. Professional dance performances begin at 10 PM featuring Cuban Pete & Barbara Craddock performing classic Mambo En Clave, Eddie Torres, and Hacha y Machete. Ray Sepulveda & the Chino Nunez Orchestra, and deejays, will provide the Latin beat! Dance on a 7,000 square foot hardwood dance floor! Cost for the evening, with workshop, is $50.00. General admission after 9:00 PM is $25.00.

On Sunday, November 12, 2006, Strictly Salsa Sundays at Platforms, in Providence, welcomes Cuban Pete, the Original King of the Latin Beat, and Barbara Craddock for a 2-hour Mambo/Salsa En Clave workshop, beginning at 6 PM! Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and dance with Latin Legends! Cost is $25.00. Space is limited, reservations and prepayment required. **Latin Dancers Special available, see below.**

Cuban Pete and Barbara Craddock are two names that are synonymous with “clave,” the rhythmic structure of Latin dance and music. Gifted experts in the history, culture, and artistry of Latin dance and music, they perform, teach and lecture worldwide. They made dance history by collaborating with Miami City Ballet on their unprecedented work, “Mambo No. 2 a.m.,” and they conceptualized and choreographed an original ballet, “Latin Magic,” for the University of the Arts School of Dance. Credited as a true Palladium Mambo icon, Cuban Pete, “Mr. Mambo,” has invented scores of dance movements and hand embellishments viewed as the standards of Latin dance today. In his multi-decade career, he has performed in movies, television, stage, and has danced for American Presidents, heads of state and dignitaries, as well as serve as choreographer and consultant for the film, “Mambo Kings.” The recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to Latin dance, he is archived in the Smithsonian Institute. Choreographer, producer, and director, Barbara Craddock is an award-winning, accomplished dancer, who has collaborated with renowned dancers internationally and nationally, in both nightclub and revues of varied dance styles. Schooled in ballroom dance, she specializes in Latin dance, particularly the Mambo.

**Take advantage of the LATIN DANCERS SPECIAL! Available for a limited time only, attend both dance workshops and SAVE $10.00!**Visit www.providencesalsa.com, or contact Jeannie Oki at okisalsa@netzero.com, or 401-941-8008 for additional information.

For additional information on Cuban Pete and Barbara Craddock, visit www.salsapower.com/cubanpete or call 305-931-3336.

Cuban Pete & Barbara Craddock


El Jolgorio Navideño 2006
Benefiting the Hispanic Writers Program

Co-Chaired by
Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston
Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate
Salvatore F. DiMasi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

For details, please visit our events page at

Saturday, December 9, 2006
8:00pm – 1:00am
The New Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

617-529-5267 – Information Line
617-364-2850 – To Reserve a Table for 10

Jamnastics/Rumba y Timbal Dance Co. Open House!

Hello Salsa Community!

We are having an Open House this Thursday, November 9 at the Tony Williams Dance Center in Jamaica Plain. Classes for the open house will be FREE! 
This is the perfect opportunity to try out the classes, and to sign up for the next session. Bring all your friends, family and even strangers you think might want to learn Salsa.

Open House Class Schedule:

6-6:45         Salsa Technique
6:45-7:30    Spinning and Partnering
7:30-8:15    Chachacha Body Movement
8:15-9:00    Spinning and Partnering

If you have any questions, Please call or email us or visit our websites for more information.

Keep Dancing!

Rumba y Timbal Staff
(617) 523-7912
(617) 354-5780




WHEN:   Sunday, November 12, 2006

                 12PM - 2PM:     Workshop
                 2PM - 3PM:      Social Dancing    

WHERE:  Walker Memorial, Morss Hall, 1st floor
                 142 Memorial Drive
                 Cambridge, MA 02142

                 Map of Location:

COST:   $10 non-students
                $8 with student ID
                $5 with MIT student ID

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