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Salsa at WGBH this Friday, TOP Event & FREE
SPECIAL INVITATION: FREE ADMISSION to WGBH's opening party this Friday for their new Latin Heritage TV series. They are hosting a party at the WGBH, and they tell me it will be "done up right". Live music, lighting, and all sorts of amenities. We have been asked to invite up to 20 couples to come dance and keep the party going! It's $25 normally, but through us you can attend for free! You have to be there at 7:45, and help keep the dancing going. RSVP to with names. First come first serve. See the mailbag for the full event announcement.

This Sat: Providence Salsa Ball!

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Scroll down for all the details, but this is no doubt going to be a "top" party put together by Manny and his crew down in Providence's classic Biltmore Hotel.

Sad News: Sagra Wed. Closing for the Moment. But... Caribe Expands!
Due the City of Somerville having caused delays with Sagra renovations, we're choosing to close for the time being until it's done. There is also a glut of competitors trying to host Wed. night Salsa events, which have split the crowd and the fun. So we're taking some time off, after nearly ten straight years of Wed. night Salsa. We have some exciting things in the works so stay tuned. Meanwhile, Caribe is HOPPING on Thursdays, and the good news there is we're getting some more dance floor within a week or two! Stay tuned.

Club Caribe: Comprehensive Lessons with MetaMovements, Thursdays from 8-10pm!
Plus ALL AGES and Later Hours!

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering two hours of lessons with MetaMovements at Club Caribe! Plus, Boston's Hot Salsa Spot will be staying open generally until 1:30am if the crowd so demands!
Heads up! The lessons program and pricing discounts have changed a little, so please take careful note.

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

- Cover charge is $10 ($8 with valid student ID)
- each lesson will be $5 additional
- beginner and intermediate levels with be concurrent. You can go back and forth if the level is too hard or easy.
- our 2-for-1 discount still applies to the cover charge (before 9:30 only) and the 9pm beginner lesson. So that means the cover charge would be $5 pp, and either $2.50 pp for the beginner lesson or $5 pp for the other lessons. See the website to RSVP for the discount.

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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 (see website for discounts)
All ages welcome

This Week's Salsa Schedule:

Wednesday --> Sagra, Davis Sq./Somerville, Closed for the time being.

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

Saturday --> Havana Saturday in Central Square Website »

Note: Salsa Sundays at Boca is on hold for until further notice. 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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Facebook Group Growing: Please join
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 #462
Sep 30, 2009
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SalsaBoston Events
Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra


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 "Rumba Na Ma", 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/ "Rumba Na Ma" Live. $15 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

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.
Ladies Styling & Mechanics with Kelly

Starting this week...


Designed for ladies who have a good understanding of salsa timing, basic steps & turns. Accentuate your Feminine Attitude & attributes in your dancing!

* Move fluidly during the basic (Think slink!)
* Add graceful arms and hands
* Accentuate your shoulder movement
* Coordinate arms & shoulders in new styling options

WHEN: 7 Mondays, 7:00- 8:00pm, 9/28 – 11/9
WHAT: Focus will be on arm & shoulder movement
WHERE: Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Studio 4
400 Harvard St., in Cambridge in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church (faces Mass. Ave.) Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line Church parking lot ($5) or street parking available (Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard)
COST: $15/ class or $85/ 7-class package
CONTACT: Kelly 617-522-7443;

I look forward to dancing with you!!

WGBH "Latin Music USA" Premier Party


SPECIAL NOTE! SalsaBoston has been asked to invite 20 couples to attend for event FREE, to dance and help liven things up! If you would like to attend, the only thing is you must be there starting at 7:45pm and help keep the dancing going throughout the evening. Email to RSVP.

Latin Music USA
Premiere Celebración

Friday, October 2, 2009
8pm to midnight

WGBH’s Brighton Studios
One Guest Street, Brighton

Come celebrate the premiere of WGBH’s two-part, four-hour series on the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots.

Featuring live music from Bobby Sanabria y Quarteto Aché and Mango Blue.

dance performance & instruction
special preview screenings
cash bar
free parking
$20 WGBH members
$25 non-members

Click here to purchase your ticket now

Latin Music USA
premieres on WGBH 2/HD
Mondays, October 12 and 19
9 to 11pm
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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MetaMovements Hosts Joel Dominguez Workshops

Joel Dominguez is coming to Boston for two Salsa Workshops!

Deepen your understanding of musicality, timing, leading and following with one of the best leaders in NYC. Joel Dominguez will be hosting two workshops on Sunday, October 4th, Shines & Musicality at 2:30 and Partnering Technique at 3:30.

Joel is considered one of the best leaders in NYC due to his precision, smooth feel and complexity of moves. He can help dancers of all levels by breaking down the details of leading & following and by deepening their understanding of the musicality & timing so that they see an immediate improvement in their dancing.

Click HERE to see Joel performing with Melissa Rosado -
Click HERE to see Joel social dancing with Magna Gopal -

WAIT, there’s more! Stick around for the First Sunday social starting from 4:30-7:30. Practice what you’ve learned to the sound of DJ D. Martinez.

Visit for more information.

MetaMovements Partnering Technique Class: Ladies Wanted

ATTENTION LADIES: Spots available in MetaMovements Partnering Technique Class!

Dear Salsa Ladies,

MetaMovements would like to invite you to join its Partnering Technique class on Wednesdays from 8-9pm this Fall. We have space for a few additional followers, so come out and take advantage of the opportunity to dance and improve your Salsa skills with a variety of great leaders!

For more information on the class, please visit our website:

Please contact Jen at to register for the class, or with any other questions!

Latin Music Wed's at Basha Cafe Near Fresh Pond

Roderick Camelia
Starting Wednesday October 7, BASHA CAFÉ at 26 New Street, Cambridge (behind Fresh Pond Mall) will be starting every Wednesdays a Latin Evening with LIVE MUSIC by the CAMELIA LATIN TRIO (salsas, merengues, bachatas and cumbias) from 6 to 9 pm.
Come after work with your co-workers and relax to some great danceable latin jazz, while enjoying a drink or some great tasting Middle-eastern food.
Manager: Tedy.
Salem: Havana Nite Costume Ball

Havana Nite Costume Ball
Cuba, Costumes, Halloween, Salem..
Los Sugar Kings
$15 in advance, $16 online, $20 at the door
Saturday, October 17, 2009
8:00pm - 11:55pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
94 Washington Sq
Salem, MA

This should be a pretty crazy time for the city of Salem right before the craziness of Halloween hits.. Havana Nite means dancers, live music, salsa, mojitos, hand-rolled cigars.. come in costume or Caribbean-Chic..

Easy to purchase tickets securely at

"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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