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From:	SalsaBoston [sbc_moderator@salsaboston.com]
Sent:	Wednesday, June 18, 2008 11:49 AM
Subject:	397:  ATN Tonight,  First Cruise this Friday, Salsa for Griengos workshop June 

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** See you tonight at An Tua Nua as usual!
Last week we had a record crowd, almost 200 people in the house.  Come on down 
to _THE_ party!
  http://salsaboston.com/antuanua or scroll down.

** Special Note to beginners:  "Salsa for Griengos* Workshop" will be held 
Saturday, June 28 at An Tua Nua, 12-4pm
         * we have to spell it that way because some spam filters.  Go figure.

*** Salsa Cruise this Friday ***
***    Season Opener!        ***

This is our first ever Friday night Salsa Cruise, and from what we're hearing, 
it's going to be hopping!  This special season opener cruise is brought to you 
by SalsaBoston, Mojitos/Avive Productions, and for the first time, Havana Club 
is joining us too! (no dance in Cambridge this Friday)

All ages welcome on the cruises.  Must have valid 21+ ID to drink.

Cruise tickets are on sale:  http://salsaboston.com/catalog
General Cruise info: http://salsaboston.com/cruise
Group info: http://salsaboston.com/cruise/groups or call 617-513-9841

6:30-8:15 Preparty at "The Landing"
7:00-8:15 Salsa Lesson with Johnny and Kelly (dockside or on the boat, 
depending on circumstances)
8:15: Boarding, party starts, buffet served
8:30-11 CRUISE!  2 Decks of dancing: Latin Mix on the lower deck, Salsa on the 
mid-deck. Observation on the top deck.

BOOK A CORPORATE SALSA CRUISE GROUP!  We typically have 1-2 bigger groups with 
us each week and is a fantastic group outing.  
Wedding receptions, birthdays, and bachelorette parties are very popular too. 
Call Olaf at 617-513-9841 or email olaf@salsaboston.com for more details.

Cruises are alternating Fridays and Sundays this year, out 8th season.

** Ready to go "hard core" with your Salsa partner?  Consider an "intensive 
training program."  Many of the dance companies offer them, including Masacote 
(see mailbag below), and other ones listed in the past few weeks 

** SalsaBoston's new sister company, Swing City Productions,
  Presents "SWING CITY"
  every Friday in Somerville.
  If you want to take a break from Salsa and come out and dance.
  Next Date: Fri. June 20 with Hot Cat Jazz Band
  Check out the details at
  29 Central St. off Somerville Ave. btw Porter and Union Sq.
  All ages welcome.
  Lessons 7:45-8:45, Dancing 8:45-1am, full bar (21+ to drink).
  Be sure to subscribe to the list!

See you on the dance floor!


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, over 7.5 years 

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

** 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 Tremont St, South End, Boston

      7pm Personalized Salsa Instruction (AKA "How'd They Do That?!") 
      8pm Casino Rueda Lesson (w/ Anara and the Gang, beginner through 
advanced levels)
      9pm Salsa Lesson (w/ Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate levels)
      10:15pm-1am Salsa!
   http://salsaboston.com/antuanua  for discounts and info or call 617-513-
   An Tua Nua
   835 Beacon St. Kenmore Sq/Fenway, Boston

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
**Note: $6 for 7pm class
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 

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

 This Week's Mailbag
   (SalsaBoston is not affiliated with nor endorses these listings except
    where noted.  This information is just passed along as we receive it.
    If you have a good or bad experience, please let others know on the
    SalsaBoston message board.)

1) Havana Club Update
2) Masacote Summer Intensive Program, last call!
3) The "Johnny Show"!  RITMO SALSERO on Radio Latina 104.1
4) Don Omar at Comcast Latino Family Festival, Fenway Park, Saturday July 5th
5) La Casa de La Cultura and ParkARTS free music series, Thursdays (O'Day park 
next to JHCC)
6) New Classes with Hips on Fire

Havana Club news:

Big News! Salsa Fridays 18+ evolves and becomes more fun as *we partner with 
SalsaBoston to bring you an all ages Salsa Dance Cruise every other Friday 
this summer!*

Featuring a pre-party, dockside salsa lesson, and then a harbor cruise with 
two levels of dancing (salsa and latin) and an authentic latin buffet and full 
cash bar, Salsa Fridays Dance Cruises are the best way to spend Friday nights 
with friends this summer! Join 300-450 people and take lessons, dance, meet 
people, and have fun on the harbor! Yeah, baby! *For more information - and to 
purchase tickets in advance, at a discount, visit: 
http://SalsaBoston.com (We will be having ***cruises June 20, July 4, July 11, 
July 25, August 8, and August 22nd*; the other Salsa Fridays will be on Temple 
Street in Central Square.

And *this week at Havana Saturday Live in Boston Latin Fire*, an excellent big 
band, will take the stage and bring the salsa, merengue and cha cha! The party 
keeps growing, 250 and counting (tell your friends!), and the space is 
incredible. Come on by!

This week's parties:

   * *Salsa Fridays Dance Cruise on the Harbor!**
   * Havana Saturdays - Live Music w/ Latin Fire in Boston's South End*

Photos and Videos from last week's party can be seen online at 



Havana Saturdays Live in Boston
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston
.  9:30-10:30 Beginner Salsa Lesson w/ Ivan
.  10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party with Salsa Night Band and DJ Cuban Jeff
.  $15 Ages: 21+ Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable


Limited space still available!

8 Week Beginner Intensive Salsa Session
Starting June 23rd
Mondays & Wednesdays, 8-10pm
With Masacote Dance Company,
One of the World's Most Recognized Salsa Schools!
For those who are tired of going to the clubs and not knowing what to do!
For those who want to build a strong foundation!
For those who want to SOLIDIFY technique, and KNOW it well!
And even for those who have taken classes but just seem to be missing 
This session is for you! This is IT! This is what you've been waiting for! 
This is BOOTCAMP 101! We GUARANTEE you'll be dancing through the basics by the 
end of the session! 

AND! This session is PERFECT for those On 1 Dancers who just can't seem to 
make the transition to dancing on 2!

The 8 week session will take place THIS Summer. Classes will be taught by 
Masacote Dance Co's Jason, with Sheila as a visiting instructor, and held 
Mondays & Wednesdays, for 2 hours a day, all for only $250. Register as a 
Couple (Lead & Follow) & Save!  Couples discount: $450!

-  The Basic Step
-  Footwork Fundamentals
-  Music/Timing
-  Leading Technique
-  Following Technique
-  Foundational Partnering
-  Transitioning between on 1 and on 2
-  Spin Technique
-  Ladies' Styling

Watch Masacote Dance Company's Jason & Samantha in Action:

Email: info@masacoteentertainment.com
Phone: 617.875.9006


Salsaludos from Johnny Giraldo
Finally...what the boston salsa community has been waiting for, a one of a 
kind radio show! Join Johnny this and every tuesday from 4pm to 5pm as he host 
his own radio show...RITMO SALSERO on Boston's newest and hottest radio 
station...Radio Latina 104.1 sca (subcarrier frequency). Listen to some of the 
best salsa music of all times, learn about the history of the music and its 
artist, and participate in contests for a chance to win great prizes!!! Now 
broadcasting online through www.radiolatinaboston.com  

When: This and every Tuesday from 4pm - 5pm
Where: follow this link: www.ustream.tv/RadioLatina104
What: RITMO SALSERO radio show is a weekly spanish language radio show that 
showcases some of the best salsa music of all time. Join Johnny for a journey 
through the wonderful world of Salsa music. Interviews, contests, and learn 
interesting facts about this contagious afro-caribbean rhythm.  Each week we 
focus on different topics related to the history and evolution of the music. 
Including tributes to your favorite artist like Hector Lavoe, El Gran Combo, 
Tito Puente, Sonora Poncena, Gilberto Santa Rosa and spinning the immortal 
classics of all time!!! 
Contact: Johnny @ salsumba1@aol.com or Radio Latina @ 617-569-2700 and 617-
569-1700 for shout-outs and to make your requests.
Program Schedule.
This week (June 17th): Tributo a Los Sextetos (Tribute to the Sextets)
We will be playing some of the best tunes from Joe Cuba to New Swing Sextet 
and the rare finds of the likes of Sexteto Armonia, Sexteto fantasia and many 
Next week (June 24th): Debate Salsero...Oscar D' Leon vs. Andy Montanez.
Send in your votes to Salsumba1@aol.com for your favorite artist for a chance 
to win great prizes. We will be showcasing salsa legends Oscar D'Leon from 
Venezuela and Andy Montanez from Puerto Rico.
watch a sample of these two giants of salsa doing what they know best. Sing 
their butts off!
Gozalo! y Que Viva La Salsa!

Johnny Giraldo
Salsa y Control Dance Company
617-312-6464 www.salsaycontrol.com


It's official!!
Don Omar
will be the headline act at this years
Comcast Latino Family Festival
@ Fenway Park
Saturday July 5th
We finally confirmed Don Omar as the headliner for this year's "Comcast Latino 
Family Festival" hosted by El Mundo.

Contact: Allen Bush, Office of Public Information, 617-747-2658


Latin Music Concert Series and Dance Party
Outside in the South End
Returns for Fourth Year on Four Thursdays in July
Free Music from Berklee College, La Casa de La Cultura,
and ParkARTS

Boston, MA, June 16, 2008 - Summer afternoons in Boston can sizzle, but 
evening respites in a neighborhood park listening and dancing to tropical 
sounds and syncopated beats can be even hotter.  The fourth-annual Tito Puente 
Latin Music Series - presented by Berklee College of Music; La Casa de La
Cultura /Center for Latino Arts, IBA; and ParkARTS - combines the Latin 
rhythms of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica, with influences from far-
corners of the world, reflecting Berklee’s sonic melting pot.

The FREE music series takes place over four Thursday evenings - July 10, 17, 
24, and 31 - outdoors at O’ Day Park, next door to the Jorge Hernandez 
Cultural Center, 85 West Newton St., in Boston’s South End.  Concerts are from 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
For more information call 617-927-1707, e-mail info@claboston.org, or click 
berklee.edu/events.  The park is wheelchair accessible.
This year’s program:

July 10 - The wildly danceable Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a 15-piece group 
that plays Gregorio Uribe’s original songs and traditional Colombian music.  
With Berklee alum Uribe sometimes squeezing an accordion and nine horn players 
soaring over the percussion, the Orquesta is reminiscent of Columbian porro 
groups, similar to New Orleans second line bands, but with updated harmonies 
and arrangements.  Uribe was born in Bogota, Colombia, and started his musical 
life playing drums and guitar in traditional Colombian music and punk/rock 
bands.  His current projects reflect the energy of his teenage years; he also 
plays drums in Pop Filter, rocking out on music from the Caribbean coast of 

July 17 - The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars is six top scholarship students 
from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the United States.  Members coalesced around 
their love for the polyrhythm and joyful precision of Latin jazz.  The group 
was named this year's Best College Jazz Band by Down Beat magazine, under the 
name La Timbistica, and recently performed in the Monterey Jazz Festival's 
Next Generation Festival in Monterey, California.  The All-Stars are led by 
conguero Paulo Stagnaro, and include trumpeter Niv Toar, flutist Enrique 
Trinidad, pianist Abraham Olivo, bassist Juan Maldonado, and timbalero Marcos 
Lopez.  This summer, the group will also perform at the Duke Ellington Jazz 
Festival in Washington, D.C.

July 24 – Manolo Mairena is a sonero (salsa singer) and percussionist from 
Costa Rica who has fused Afro-Caribbean and Latin music with an array of 
styles he learned since moving to the U.S. at 16.  He began his career 
stateside performing traditional Puerto Rican music.  His playing drew 
attention from some of the major Latin bands in New England, and he played or 
recorded with Tropical Sound, Mango Blue, Manguito, Obini Tumbao, and Combo 
Sabroso, among many others.  He started his own band called Curubandé, which 
he still performs with today.  Mairena has toured Spain and Mexico and has 
also performed in Australia, Cuba, India, and Puerto Rico.  Currently, he is 
working on Mi Oportunidad, an album of original music featuring a cast of top 
performers including Alex Alvear, Angel Subero, and Gonzalo Grau, among 

July 31 – Eguie Castrillo, who will perform with his orchestra, is a native of 
San Juan and an authority on the rhythms of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, 
Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.  The timbale and conga player has 
performed or recorded with such Latin luminaries as Arturo Sandoval, Ruben 
Blades, and Michel Camilo, and American pop and jazz stars including Michael 
Brecker, Steve Winwood, and Jennifer Lopez.  Among his greatest influences is 
Tito Puente, whose spirit lives in Castrillo’s orchestra performances that 
salute the 1950s Palladium Ballroom scene in New York City, where dancers went 
wild for Puente’s mambo music.  The 18-piece orchestra includes a large horn 
section, congas, bongos, and lots of energy.  He has been teaching in 
Berklee's percussion department since 1999. 

About the presenters:
Now in its 12th year, ParkARTS began as Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s initiative to 
present a yearlong program of arts and culture related programs and events in 
Boston's park system. ParkARTS, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's 
multi faceted arts program incorporates the visual, performing, and 
participatory arts.  The 2008 ParkARTS performing arts program will present 
concerts in Boston neighborhood parks that range from jazz to symphonic music. 
The Center for Latino Arts/La Casa de la Cultura is a cutting-edge, multi-
functional community arts complex that conveys to both Latinos and non-Latinos 
from all over New England, the vitality of contemporary and traditional Latino 
cultural expressions, including folk dance and music, Latin jazz, film, 
poetry, and theater.  The Center joins our Jorge Hernandez performance space 
(converted into a 450-seat venue from a historic church in 1986) with a new 
community arts center (renovated from the adjacent parish house in 2003) that 
includes a gallery, dance studio and visual arts studio.  Inquilinos Boricuas 
en Acción (IBA) is a dynamic community building agency dedicated to increasing 
the social and economic power of individuals and families through education, 
economic development, technology and arts programming that build safe, vibrant 
and culturally diverse affordable housing communities.
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the 
best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and 
practice of contemporary music. For over half a century, the college has 
evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music 
business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse 
and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry 
"who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the 
music of today — and tomorrow.

Hips on Fire Classes:

Many people have been asking for the Latino Mix workshop, to learn Merengue, 
Bachata, Bolero Son (Cha-Cha), Cumbia, so we are bringing that workshop back 
to you!!!
NEW Latino Mix Workshop starts this Wednesday @ Dance Complex
5 weeks starting June 18th on Wednesdays 7:30- 8:30pm
All Levels!!!

In this class we are going to be teaching a combination of Latino Rhythms, 
like Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Bolero Son (Cha-Cha) and others... in a fun, 
energetic class, so get ready for some sweat and lots of fun. 
You will be able to go out and dance everything else that is not Salsa!!! 
Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm
Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave
$60 for the whole workshop ($15 drop-ins) Buy your full pass now!! 

NEW Latino Motion Workshop starts Thursday June 26th at 7:30 @ Green Street 
4 weeks starting June 26th on Thursdays 7:30- 9pm!!! @ Green Street Studios
All Levels!!!

Do you want to improve your body motion??? 
Do you want to more more smoothly???? 
Do you want to do those waves?? 
This is the class for you!!! 
In this workshop we are going to be working on isolating and then combining 
the move of different parts of the body: shoulders, hips, torso... to improve 
your dance skills not only for Latino Dancing but for many other dances. 
Thursdays from 7:30-9pm
Green Street Studios
185 Green St., 

email: hipsonfire@yahoo.com 
phone: 617-627-9988 
web: http://www.hipsonfire.com

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