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Announcing MetaMovements Classes at Club Caribe!

Starting this Thursday, SalsaBoston is pleased to welcome MetaMovements as our resident instruction team at Club Caribe. For the time being we will be offering Beginner and Intermediate Salsa at 8:30. However, in September we will tentatively be starting at 8pm with Casino Rueda and 9pm will be Beg/Int Salsa lessons.

Welcome MetaMovements!

SalsaBoston Presents Monthly Birthday Bashes!
  August Babies at Sagra Tonight.

Each month starting with August, we'll be hosting a new birthday party for all Salseros born within the month! We will be announcing the night and location each month, starting with...

This Wednesday, Aug. 5 is the August Birthday celebration at Sagra! If you have a birthday in August, you can get in for $5 and celebrate with your fellow Leos and Virgos. There will be cake and a birthday dance, of course!! Join us to celebrate your birthday, celebrate your friends' birthdays, or just dance and have fun! Just show your ID at the door.
And of course we'll be at Sagra tonight, lessons at 9:30 with Johnny and Kelly, plus resident DJ D. Martinez. Join us at the classiest Salsa club in town! Details »

This Week's Salsa Schedule:

Wednesday --> Sagra, Davis Sq./Somerville, lesson at 9:30 w/ Johnny and Kelly, plus DJ D. Martinez. Website »

Thursday --> Club Caribe, Cambridge, lessons at 8:30, dancing with DJ Hernan Website »

Friday --> Salsa Cruise! Long Wharf, 8:30-11pm plus lessons on the dock at 7pm. Last week was insane--this week ought to be great too! Website »

Saturday --> Havana Saturday in Central Square Website »

Sunday --> Salsa at Boca Bar, Waltham Website »

... plus plenty more in the mailbag.

More details on all these below or on the website, or call 617-513-9841 for groups and table reservations.

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The SalsaBoston Facebook groups continues to grow! If you're not familiar with Facebook, it's the premier internet way to keep up with your friends and what's going on--literally keep up with the Jones'...! With over 10,000 people on the SalsaUpdate list, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens. Click here to join.

Issue #454
August 5, 2009
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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra


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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra (formerly Salsa Wednesdays at AnTuaNua)
400 Highland Ave, Davis Square/Somerville
(ample free municipal parking, and 100yds from the Red Line)
617-513-9841 (Call to reserve a table or to book a group)

Each Night:
9:30pm-10:15pm: Beginner/Adv. Beg. Salsa Lessons with Salsa Y
Control/Johnny & Kelly
Dancing! Salsa/Latin with resident DJ's D. Martinez and Hernan
(note: lessons with MetaMovements from 7-9 will resume will resume later
this summer, as we don't have space lined up for those times yet)


About Sagra
Sagra Restaurant is a very elegant fairly new Italian Restaurant in Davis Square. We will be on the ground level this summer, and by the end of the summer they are building out the 2nd floor with a full dance hall, the likes of which we've been dreaming of for years. Join us for what we predict is going to be a great new home for Salsa!

- Elegantly decorated restaurant with a full bar
- 1 minute from the Red Line ("Davis Square")
- Nice wooden dance floor (moderately sized, until later this summer when we
move upstairs)
- Outdoor terrace and open air bar area
- A great loungie flavor
- Very friendly staff and management
- Tons of free municipal parking lots and street parking (note: meters go until 8pm)
- The menu is supposed to be awesome! Modestly priced gourmet Italian, most items $10-$19. (Kitchen closes at 10pm presently)

Club Caribé Thursdays

Every Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge

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Welcome to Club Caribé, Boston's newest upscale Salsa/Latin hotspot! Resident DJ's Hernan and D. Martinez are in the house spinning the best of Salsa, plus frequent special night and promotions. The party is hopping!

- $10 cover, but visit the website for promotions and discounts.
- Beginner and Intermediate salsa lesson each week with MetaMovements at 8:30.
- Free appetizers
- Coat check & Cash Bar
- Big space, so no line to get in.
- Free Parking: if the hotel lot is full, the hotel has an agreement with Trader Joe's, so there is plenty of additional parking there.

Club Caribé
at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive
overlooking the Charles River
(adjacent to the MicroCenter and Trader Joe's)
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Book a room for $109: The Courtyard is offering an unheard of $109 rate for Club Caribé attendees! Based on Availability. Call the hotel and mention SalsaBoston/Club Caribe.

Havana Fridays and Saturdays

Friday Night Salsa rocks so hard that we are going to "double down" this weekend (and every weekend going forward) and throw Friday and Saturday parties at 288 Green Street in Central Square! This weekend: special dance performances by the world famous Jayson Molina and Boston's own Rumba y Timbal.
Saturday Night Salsa's opening will be a big bash, a joint production of Havana Club and Salsa Boston, with Salsa y Control teaching the lessons.
It's gonna be a great party- so come on by and let's get that party started right!

Please note that we will likely continue to throw Havana Saturdays in the South End once a month. Next HS party: June 27th!

So join us this Friday for Friday Night Salsa in Central Square! And join us this Saturday for Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square!

This week's parties:

. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 300+ People . Saturday Night Salsa - Same as FNS, only on Saturday too!

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 .
. 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.


Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
. 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 . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa, Saturday Night Salsa features 300+ dancers and a cool, classy atmosphere.

Salsa Harbor Cruises, Fridays


The 2009 Salsa Cruise Season Opens Friday, June 19th!

Consider booking a corporate or group cruise now! Call 617-513-9841 or email for details.

The 2009 season will be entirely on Fridays, by popular demand.

- Dockside Lessons
- Genuine Latin Buffet Served
- 2 Decks of Dancing: Salsa on the 2nd Deck with DJ D.Martinez and Latin on the 1st Deck with Mike Mercado and the Mojitos Crew
- Only $20 advance, Boston's best harbor cruise deal!

Stay tuned for more details or call us.
Salsa Sundays at Boca, Waltham


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Starting Sunday, June 21, SalsaBoston Presents "Salsa, Down at the Boca Bar"

Located in the heart of the bustling Moody St. district in Waltham, the Boca Bar is a Costa Rican owned tropically flavored establishment, modeled after the famous Club Mangos/South Beach in Miami. It's a perfect vibe for Salsa, in a cozy little place.

The night will have a local flavor since the place is small (~50-60 people), with DJ Saoko and guests. Salsa lessons at 8pm. The club will also have a bar menu available, and possibly a Costa Rican dinner special. More details TBA.

Free parking is available on street and in numerous municipal lots in the area.

Boca Bar
11 Pine St. Waltham
Just off Moody St. across from the movie theater

For details about the night call 617-513-9841
Note: SalsaBoston does not explicity recommend or endorse events listed in the mailbag. We just print what we get that may be of interest. Some organizations buy advertising with us as well. Please exercise your own judgement, and be sure to let us know what you find. -ed.
Salsa in the Park, Mondays

Join MetaMovements for FREE salsa dancing under the stars!

Every Monday night, starting June 22
Blackstone Community Center Park (50 West Brookline St., Boston’s South End)
On-street parking available (Shawmut Ave.)


Free Salsa Dancing Lessons
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons: 6-6:30pm
Additional lessons for beginners: 7:15pm, 8:15pm
Two real dance floors, thanks to Boston Dance Alliance &

Enclave at Beehive Thursday

Featuring the new release:
Enclave Diaspora

Thursday, August 6th
10:00pm to 1:30am

The Beehive
541 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Hilary Noble-flute, tenor sax, percussion
Rebecca Cline-piano
Fernando Huergo-electric bass
Steve Langone-drums
World Rhythms Dance and Fitness Coming to Somerville


HYM and Salsalort are partnering up to bring you a new Dance and Fitness Center in Somerville. The location is 313 Highland Ave. and it is scheduled to open it's doors at the end of August.

The grand opening is August 24th - 30th and will include an open house where people can try out dance classes for free and a series of other social and performance events. More details coming soon.

Go to our website (which is still under construction) and sign up to receive information. The first 100 to sign up will receive a $10 credit towards any group or drop in classes.
Rumba Y Timbal Class Schedule
Class Schedule

7:00-9:00pm Student Group II-III
7:00-9:00pm Semi-Pro Group IV
9:00-10:00 Pro Group

8:30-10:30pm Training Group/Student Group II-III

7:00-8:30pm Salsa Technique/Partnering II-III (Training Groups and Student Group)
8:30-10:30pm Pro Group

11:00am-1:00pm Kids Salsa

3:00-4:00pm Beginning Salsa Partnering I
3:00-4:00pm Body Movement/Stretch All Levels
4:00-6:00pm Semi-Pro Group IV

Please note that Rumba y Timbal only accepts drop-in classes through payment on our website using Paypal. Classes for drop-in are only on Wednesday from 7-8:30.

Dancing under the Stars from 6-8 this Thur.

This Thur., head down to the Hatch Shell at 6 p.m. for an hour of instruction in salsa dance, followed by an hour of open dance time so you can show off your new steps as the sun sets.

This Thursday’s festivities are the latest installment of Dancing Under the Stars, a new weekly series that kicked off in late July and continues through the end of August. The Esplanade Association has teamed up with World Rhythms Dance & Fitness to stage the free dance program, which is also slated to feature Brazilian samba, swing, and an extra helping of salsa before the summer’s end.

Check out the schedule at
Marc Anthony at Agganis Arena Aug. 23


Tickets available at Ticketmaster

Tickets also available at:
Franklin CD in Jamaica Plain
Princesita Chelsea
Poder Musical East Boston
D & B Auto Sound in Lynn
"Voces" Acclaimed TV Series on WGBH w/ Episodes about Celia Cruz & Tito Puente


Acclaimed actor Edward James Olmos will introduce each week’s program. Says Olmos: “Our Latino culture is deeply woven into the fabric of American life -- one doesn’t exist without the other. These Latino stories presented in this new season of VOCES -- Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Chilean, and Peruvian stories -- are above all American stories and VOCES is the only series devoted to bringing these terrific films to a national audience.”

Screeners are available and the filmmakers and subjects are available for interviews. Complete information and downloadable images are available at http:///

[Selected Episodes--see website for full listings -ed]

VOCES – 2009 Series Lineup on WGBH

Sunday, September 13 at 1PM
Celia the Queen by Joe Cardona

Celia the Queen is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit. A co-presentation with National Black Programming Consortium.

Sunday, October 18 at 1PM
Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music by George Rivera

Of all the musicians who have contributed to the popularity of Latin music, none is more recognized than the man known simply as “The King,” Tito Puente. His family, friends and colleagues all pay homage here: Bill Cosby, Marc Anthony, Armand Assante, Geraldo Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Paquito D’Rivera and many more. The life of this influential bandleader, percussionist and composer – and one of the most charismatic performers of all time – is recalled through archival footage and interviews as well as excerpts from one of his last concerts.
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