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Starting Sept. 17: Comprehensive Lessons with MetaMovements at Club Caribe! Plus Later Hours!

We are pleased to announce that STARTING THIS THURSDAY we will be offering two hours of lessons with MetaMovements at Club Caribe! Plus, we will be staying open generally until 1:30am.

8pm: Casino Rueda, Beginner and Intermediate Levels
9pm: Beginner and Intermediate Salsa
10pm-1:30am: Dancing!

- each lesson will be $5,
- beginner and intermediate levels with be concurrent. You can go back and forth if the level is too hard or easy. Note: the 2-for-1 discount still applies to the beginner lesson. See the website to RSVP for the discount.

Club Caribe Thursdays, Boston/Cambridge's HOT Thursday All Ages Salsa Night!

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Club Caribe has definitely become one of the funnest Salsa nights in Greater Boston. Students, if you're back in town, heads up! $2 off at the door with your student ID. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

Club Caribe at the Courtyard Marriott
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Free Parking (hotel garage, or until 1:30am at Trader Joe's)
2 Hrs of Lesson with MetaMovements at 8pm
Dancing until 1am
Cash Bar
$10 Cover ($2 off with student ID), $5 per lesson,
All ages welcome
Two-for-one cover charge before 9:30, and half off the 9pm beginner salsa lesson. In other words, for two people, it's only $15 together for admission and the beginner lesson! RSVP ONLINE Click banner.


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Heads up Students! ALL AGES WELCOME. Colleges are back, and this is the last cruise of the season. It'll be hopping!
Friday, Sept. 18.

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Sagra TONIGHT! DJ D. Martinez plus Johnny and Kelly

SALSA in the heart of Davis Square/Somerville
Every Wednesday at Sagra Restaurant. Lessons at 9:30.

Providence Salsa Ball, Saturday, October 3 Be sure to check out this gala event at the beautiful, historic Biltmore Hotel. Details in the mailbag.

This Week's Salsa Schedule:

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

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

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 #460
Sep 16, 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.
- 8pm: Beginner and Intermediate Casino Rueda lesson with MetaMovements (cover +$5)
- 9pm: Beginner and Intermediate Salsa lesson with MetaMovements (cover +$5)
- Dancing from 10pm-1:30am
- 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 in Cambridge

Dear Salseros,

Join us for another great weekend of salsa at Havana! If you love live salsa and want it to continue, come on by and tell/bring your friends!

This week's parties:
. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 250+ People
. Saturday Night Salsa - Live music with the "Salsa Night Band", 250+ People

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



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 Sonerito . $12 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.


Saturday 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/ the Salsa Night Band . $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.
MIT Casino Rueda Workshop Sunday

Join MIT Casino Rueda for the FIRST workshop of the semester!

When: THIS Sunday, September 20th
Time: 12-2pm lessons, 2-3pm social dancing
Location: Lobdell, MIT Student Center (2nd floor)

$3 MIT Freshmen
$5 MIT Students
$8 Students
$10 General Admission
All levels welcome! No partner necessary!

Check out our website for future monthly workshop dates!

Email if you have any questions.

Sponsored by the UA FinBoard.

Jessica A. Artiles
President, MIT Casino Rueda | 305.962.4552
Frankie Negron at City Hall Plaza

Mayor Menino Hosts Second Annual Latin Music Festival at City Hall Plaza

Caliente to feature renowned salsa musician Frankie Negron

WHO: Mayor Thomas M. Menino

WHAT: Caliente, a Latin Music Festival (with Frankie Negron)

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009

TIME: 5:00 PM

WHERE: City Hall Plaza

Mayor Menino will speak at the second annual Caliente, which celebrates Latin music and dance. The program is headlined by salsa great Frankie Negron, one of the most popular acts currently on the Latin music circuit. The festival will also feature performances by Salvadoran salsero Alex Deras, and local artists and organizations including La Piñata, a unique program that teaches Boston youth Latin American cultural performing arts; in turn they share these with the community through interactive and educational presentations.
Cape Cod: Salsa Lesson & Party Sat.

Salsa Dance Party – Saturday September 19 at The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE WITH SALSA! Support the arts, dance the night away and make new friends. Candlelight and Latin-inspired decorations will set the stage for a spicy night of dancing. Singles & couples are welcome to join in the fun. Don’t know how to Salsa? A salsa lesson will kick off the evening at 8:00 pm, followed by general dancing until 11:00 pm. A DJ will play a mix of salsa & Latin music. Attire is dressy – casual. Tickets are $12 per person at the door - proceeds benefit the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Snacks will be provided - BYOB.
Dance location: The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA .
Call (508) 760-4071 or email to reserve a table.
Doug & Kimberlee McHugh

Providence Salsa Ball


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Relive the magic of Old Havana at the elegant and historic downtown Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, October 3, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am.
      -Salsa Ball: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
      -Pre-party (Friday Night--see website for details): $10
      -Save $10 – Buy both tickets here for just $25

      -Live Latin music from Grupo Sazon
      -Boston's DJ Rob Suave
      -Spacious dance floor
      -Free Salsa lesson from Carlos at 8:00 pm
      -Special performances
      -Multinational community of enthusiastic dancers
      -Convenient downtown location and low-fee parking

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"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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