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Rumba y Timbal is at Club Caribe this week!
Come join us for 2 Performances by Rumba y Timbal. The brand new Student group and Semi-Pro groups will present new routines that show off their hard work over the past 3 months. Come out and cheer them on! Plus, we have lessons with MetaMovements at 8:30, and DJ D. Martinez in the house this week!

If you are interested in Classes or Training with Rumba y Timbal, new Session will be starting in September just after Labor Day. For more info visit or email at

This Week's Salsa Schedule:

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

Thursday --> Club Caribe, Cambridge, lessons at 8:30, dancing with DJ D. Martinez and performances by Rumba Y Timbal Website »

Friday --> Salsa Cruise! Long Wharf, 8:30-11pm plus lessons on the dock at 7pm. Join about 350 people each week as we sail and dance on the scenic Boston Harbor Website »

Saturday --> Havana Saturday in Central Square Website »

Note: Salsa Sundays at Sagra is on hold for a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

... 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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Issue #457
Aug 26, 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

Dear Salseros,

As usual, we'll kick off the weekend in Havana Club style with Friday Night Salsa on Green St in Central Square. Featuring lessons with Salsa y Control and a big ole dance party, FNS is always a great time- come on by!

We'll follow-up FNS with Saturday Night Salsa Live in Central Square!
The night begins
with beginner and intermediate salsa lessons with Salsa y Control, then features live music with the Cinco Son Band, one of Boston's best local bands.

This week's parties:
. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 250+ People . Saturday Night Salsa - Live Music, Great Vibe, 250+ People

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

Rock on salseros,



Friday Night Salsa
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 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.


Saturday Night Salsa Live
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 Cinco Son . $15 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable
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.
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"

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.
Fall Session with Johnny and Kelly

Starting Thursday, September 10th...


Johnny & Kelly's Fall Session starts SOON!
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns, and funky freestyle footwork.
Practice your body movement, isolations, and styling.
Classes offered at three levels: Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate.

Body Mechanics and Styling for Ladies, the weekly class, will be starting toward the end of September. Learn to dance fluidly and gracefully, moving your shoulders, ribcage, arms, and hips harmoniously. Incorporate these basic movements into your styling and build on them.
The first Fall Session for the Ladies' class will focus on ARM & SHOULDER MOVEMENT. Classes are Mondays from 7:00pm- 8:00pm at Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre. Stay tuned for more details!


BEGINNER: Tuesdays at 7:00pm- 8:30pm, starting September 15th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
400 Harvard St. in Cambridge, Studio 3
(Church faces Mass. Ave., near intersection with Harvard St.)
(Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard.)
Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line
Street parking or parking lot pass ($5) available from Kelly
or the Front Desk.

BEGINNER: Thursdays at 8:00pm- 9:30pm, starting September 10th
Dance Complex
536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, Studio 5
Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
Public parking lots or street parking available ADVANCED
BEGINNER: Mondays at 8:30pm- 10:00pm, starting September 14th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
Studio 2
(See above for details.)

INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays at 8:45pm- 10:15pm, starting September 15th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
Studio 3
(See above for details.)

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60. All 5 classes of a
package must be taken within the Fall Session, which lasts 15 weeks.
Buy 3 packages and attend the whole session!

Please e-mail or call with any questions.
We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:, (617) 312-6464

World Rhythms Dance and Fitness Grand Opening Weekend



Friday August 28th
Complimentary Classes from 4:30 pm to 7:30pm
Complimentary Dances of the World Showcase 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday August 29th
Complimentary Classes from 11 am to 6 pm
Latin Rhythms Dance Party 9 pm to 12 am
($5 contribution)
Complimentary Salsa Class before
from 8 pm to 9 pm

Sunday August 30th
Complimentary Classes from 11am to 6pm
Carnival Style Block Party 2 pm to 6pm

313 Highland Ave. Somerville MA 02144
Puerto Rican Festival Fundraiser


Estimada Comunidad Hispana de MA:

Después de cuarenta y dos años de celebración del Festival Puertorriqueno de MA y un sin números de celebraciones Puertorriqueñas en la Ciudad de Boston; por primera vez en su historia se llevará a cabo bien temprano una actividad de recaudación de fondos para el 2010.

Esta actividad se llevará acabo el 28 de agosto del 2009, en el Cedar Hall de Lebanon, 61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plains, a las 7:00 PM. Dicha actividad ayudará, abrir las puertas a una nueva era de actividades de esta organización.

Es hora que los Puertorriqueños digan presente y apoyen el inicio y preparativos del futuro Festival Puertorriqueño, en sus cuarenta y tres aniversario.

En este evento se estará presentando Paquito Acosta junto a la Orquesta Tropical, además estarán, el Grupo Yáqua de David Morales y el gran Espectáculo de los jóvenes Mime Statuz.

Como parte de la Recaudación de Fondos, contaremos con una rifa, el costo de esta es $1.00 el boleto ó 12 boletos por $10.00. La rifa consiste en:

 Un viaje ida y vuelta a Puerto Rico
 Una pintura, 39”x 51”por ese gran pintor ZACH
 Bola firmada por el Gran Pelotero Mariano Rivera, N.Y. Yankees

Departe de la Junta Ejecutiva del Festival Puertorriqueño, les damos las gracias por anticipado por su cooperación, para que este Festival sea un éxito el Próximo año.

Reyito Santiago
Festival Puertorriqueño de MA, Inc.

Nota: Estén pendientes para la próxima actividad.

GOOGLE TRANSLATION (gotta love it... -ed)

Hispanic Community Dear MA:

After forty-two years to celebrate the Puerto Rican Festival in MA and a number of Puerto Rican celebrations in the City of Boston for the first time in its history will take place early a fundraising activity for 2010.

This activity will take place on August 28, 2009, in Cedar Hall in Lebanon, 61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plains, at 7:00 PM. This activity will help open doors to a new era of activities of this organization.

It is time that Puertorriqueños say this and support the initiation and preparation of future Puerto Rican Festival, in its forty-three years.

The event will be presenting alongside Paquito Acosta Orquesta Tropical also be the Yaque Group David Morales and the great spectacle of young Statuz Mime.

As part of fundraising, we will have a raffle, the cost of this ticket is $ 1.00 or 12 tickets for $ 10.00. The raffle consists of:

 A return trip to Puerto Rico
 A painting, 39 "x 51" by that great painter Zach
 ball player signed by Major Mariano Rivera, NY Yankees

Department of the Executive Board of the Puerto Rican Festival, we thank you in advance for your cooperation to make this Festival a success next year.

Reyito Santiago
Puerto Rican Festival of MA, Inc.

Note: Be still for the next activity.
Providence: "New York Salsa Party"

Manolo Presents for all my Salsaholics

Saturday, August 29th, 9pm-2am

- Free Cha-cha Lesson 9pm-10pm
- Performance by Carlos & Mabel
- Boston’s DJ Rob Hernan
- Wear Something Yellow
- At "The Spot", 286 Thayer Street, Providence RI
- Admission $10
"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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