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By now we hope you've heard...

Club Caribé Grand Opening Tonight!

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Myself, the staff, and entertainers are VERY EXCITED as tonight rolls nearer!

A few notes for those coming tonight if you would indulge me for a second:

- The hotel parking garage is on the left behind the hotel as you enter the premises. Please do not park in the Trader Joe/Starbucks lot as we do not know yet what the relation is, vis-a-vis towing. If the garage fills up, back streets may be a better option.

- As always, please support the bar! SALSEROS, WE NEED TO IMPRESS! Make us proud. This is what will determine if the hotel will be eager to host us for the future in this great space. There will be some special non-alcoholic drinks and such, in addition to the full bar. (No sneaking in water, please... It's a free night after all.)

- Please dress "smart"! This is a classy place in a nice hotel with a recent $28M renovation. We won't have a dress code per se, but again, make us proud.

- There will be a free coat check. We will have a full house so please check your coats so we don't have a sea of them in this nice space. Also, times are tough--the staff will appreciate your gratuity if you can spare.

- If you would like to book a room at the hotel that night, just call the front desk, mention the SalsaBoston party, and you should get the special $109 rate. The hotel can be reached at (617) 492-7777.

See you there!

Thursday, January 29
at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive
overlooking the Charles River
(adjacent to the MicroCenter and Trader Joe's)
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Havana on Fridays/Saturdays round out your weekend: Live Band Saturday

Both Havana Club Fridays in Central Square and Saturdays at JHCC are back in full operation, after waaayyyy too long of a hiatus, so weekends are finally back to normal! Havana Club update below.

See you on the dance floor!


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Issue #427
January 29, 2009
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Contents of this Issue:

SalsaBoston Events

Salsa Wednesdays at An Tua Nua

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

An Tua Nua
835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (bar phoneline: for directions only)
More details, discounts, and directions

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!

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
**Note: +$6 for 7pm class (i.e $20 for the whole night) 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.

Swing Dance at Swing City Fridays

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Boston's Swing Dancing scene since 1994! New England's best swing and blues bands and orchestras every Friday night at the Swing City Ballroom at the Somerville City Club. All ages welcome. Free lessons from 7:30-8:45, and dancing until 1am. Full bar, 21+ to drink.

Somerville City Club
20 InnerBelt Rd. (across from the Holiday Inn)
Sullivan Square/Somerville, MA 02143
617-513-9841 or visit"


Special Performance at Havana Club this Friday
You may have heard the great news: Friday Night Salsa on Green St in Central Square is BACK! It's a legendary party in an excellent, convenient location - tell your friends, bring your friends, and get ready for another amazing party this Friday!

Please note that the capacity for Friday Night Salsa has increased- so you don't have to worry about waiting in line!

And this Havana Saturday in Boston is a Live Edition as the Tentumbao Band will take the stage and play their powerful renditions of some great salsa, merengue and cha cha classics.

This week's parties:

. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 300+ People


. Havana Saturdays - Live Music w. Tentumbao, 250+ People


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

Rock on salseros,


Friday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
8:00-9:00 Beg & Int Rueda Lessons w/ Jeff, Juliana, and Ivan . 9:00-10:00pm Beg & Int Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control . 10:00pm-1am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff and DJ Sonerito . $12 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300+ cool, classy people of all skills levels.

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

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa, Havana Saturdays features 250+ dancers, live music, and a cool, classy atmosphere.

Lynn: Latin/Salsa Saturdays at Cafe Tropicana

Café Tropicana
649 Lynnway, Lynn MA. (Next to Atlantic Toyota in the Lynnway)
(781) 477-4242 (house phone, for directions only)


Lessons and Schedule:
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Salsa Lessons
10:00 pm-1am: Dance to DJ Gilligan’s Latin Beat.
$10 cover before 10:00pm. $5.00 after 10:00pm
Ladies Free
Lessons: $2.00 additional

- 21+ ID

Tropicana is a Latin night club & grill is located on the Lynnway in Lynn, 15 minutes driving from Boston. Its capacity is of 250+ people, Full bar and seating. Hispanic/American appetizers available. Prices range from $8-$15. Kitchen is open until 11pm.

Parking: Available ON-SITE and FREE!


Weston: Sol Y Canto plus Juanito Pascual live, Fri.


7:30 PM Flamenco Guitarist JUANITO PASCUAL (Duo)
8:30 PM Sol y Canto Sextet
Friday, January 30 at 7:30 pm

At the Beautiful
at Regis College, Weston, MA

$15 general public
$10 seniors, students and children under 12.


Appearing with Sol y Canto is Juanito Pascual, widely regarded as one of the top young flamenco guitarists in the international music scene. Pascual has become a new voice in this most Spanish of musical genres. His signature virtuosity, and warm, evocative playing, along with his original compositional style have won him praise and admiration around the globe. Among many other television and radio appearances, Pascual makes his on-screen debut with an appearance alongside Steve Martin and Andy Garcia in the upcoming 2009 release "Pink Panther 2".

Providence: Sun. Feb. 8, Special Party at Olives


WORKSHOP...............7-9 P.M........$20.00
COVER AFTER 9 PM.......................$5.00
WORKSHOP & COVER...................$25.00





JEANNIE OKI 401-941-8008

"Latin Fire" Lena Salsa Social, Feb. 7

Presented in conjunction with SalsaBoston

Saturday, Feb. 7 at Brookline Tai Chi
Beacon St. at Washington Corner, Brookline
Another great new spot we discovered.
Save the date, more details forthcoming!

Eguie Castrillo in Worcester, Live, Jan. 31
Hi Olaf,

Happy New Year for you! Just to let you know that I will be playing in Worcester with my Big Band in The Hanover Theatre for The Performing Arts next Saturday January 31 at 8:00 pm. Just in case any of your people want to dance a little bit with the Mambos! This is the first time that a Latin group is playing in this venue.Ticket prices $20 general admission

Tickets on sale at Box Office (508) 831-0800 / (877) 571-show (7469)

The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester MA 01608

Un abrazo
Eguie Castrillo

Salsa Classes with Matei
New Beginner Series at SalsaMatei Dance School
Want to learn salsa in a fun and relaxed environment. Looking to meet others at your level? Lessons are in full swing at SalsaMatei Dance School.
New Beginner Salsa 4 Week Series Tuesdays @ 7:30pm (starts Feb 3rd)
Learn the fundamentals of LA-styles salsa in a fun, relaxed environment while meeting new people! We will learn fundamentals of body movement and isolation, essential rhythm, leading/following, and fun combinations. Every series is different. Master your salsa fundamentals! No partner necessary. Energy required.

Location: Green Street Studios (studio 1) - Central Square
Time: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: $44/series or $12/class
Register online @
Advanced Beginner (Level 2) Salsa @ 8:30pm Tuesdays
Got some basic steps and technique? Want to meet other salseros at your experience level without feeling intimidated by the club environment? Come out to Adv/Beg, Level 2, where you'll learn how to master your rhythm, movement, and partner connection while putting them to good use with fun combinations and sexy styling. We'll start every class with footwork (shines).
Location: Green Street Studios (studio 1) - Central Square
Time: Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm
Get more info and directions @

Cost: $12/class
Save with a multi-class card: 4 class card ($44), 8 class card ($80)

See you in class!


SalsaUpdate Writers Competition, win $$
Each month we're going to give away up to $50 in gift certificates as well as other prizes we collect, for stories people send us to publish in SalsaUpdate. If you have a story, some thoughts, artwork, or anything creative that you'd like to share with the Salsa community, send it to us. It doesn't have to be about Salsa necessarily, but it should be relevant to Boston's Salsa community. (Be sure to include your "pen name" that will appear online, and some way to contact you.)

"Sugar & Spice": preValentine's benefit at Hard Rock Feb. 12
A fun benefit for Project Smile on Thur., Feb. 12. Free Salsa lesson included, plus lots of fun stuff!

Are we missing anything?
Some other things going on you heard about that we missed for the mailbag?

Send it to us for the next issue and also be sure to tell the organizers to let us know for the future.

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