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Caribe Tonight: DJ Hernan's Birthday Party! Caribe continues to rage each week, with a full house week after week. Friends, exercise, great music and dancing, lessons, & easy everything-else: what more can you ask for?! See you there! Scroll down for more info.

New Year's Eve! SalsaBoston and Havana Club are collaborating again on the gala of the season, this time with two floors/two DJ's at the Courtyard Marriott! Mark your calendar and stay tuned as details are announced.

Issac Delgado tonight at Berklee Perf. Center followed by Club Caribe ($5 admission with your ticket stub). See the mailbag below for concert details and tickets.

Orquesta Guayacan at Lido Dec. 5 See the mailbag below for details.

B&W Salsa Ball with Masacote, Dec. 5,Black tie Salsa at the Holiday Inn, Brookline. Click through:

El Jolgorio Navideńo Gala, Dec. 12 supporting Latino culture through education, art and civic leadership. Check out this enormous annual event with thousands of people, dancing, music, and food, at the Boston Convention Center. More details in the mailbag below.

Club Caribe Thursdays is Hopping!
"THE Thursday Night Hotspot for Salsa, Mingling, Great Friends, and Great Times!"
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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.

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.

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

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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 #465
Nov 12, 2009
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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.
Issac Delgado at Berklee, Nov. 12


The 2009–2010 Music Series at Berklee continues with Issac Delgado: The Heart and Soul of Cuban Salsa. The Grammy-nominated vocalist is one of the most famous interpreters of Cuban salsa in the world. Delgado will be backed by his son, Issac Jr., on piano, and a group of more than 20 Berklee students, faculty, and alumni. Bass professor Oscar Stagnaro will direct the ensemble.

The performance takes place on Thursday, November 12, at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. General admission tickets are $20–$25 and are available at the Berklee Performance Center box office, at, or by calling 617 931-2000. For information, call 617 747-2261 or visit the event home page at

Bring your ticket stub for $5 admission afterward so Club Caribe!

*Clinics open to the public 11/10, 11/12 1pm @ Cafe 939. 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Fundraiser: El Salvadorian Special Needs Children


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Silent Auction
Music By Alex Deras

Contact Daniel Gutierrez 617-750-7793
(NH) November Paper Moon Salsa Social

Saturday, November 21 at 6:00pm.

Event: November Paper Moon Salsa Social
Start Time: Saturday, November 21 at 6:00pm End Time: Sunday, November 22 at 2:00am
Where: 515 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH 03054

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
Jazz Dance for Salseros with MetaMovements

New Jazz Dance Class for Salseros & Jazz/Cha Cha Cha Choreography - Monday nights, starting Nov. 30th!
MetaMovements is thrilled to offer you a special Jazz Dance Class and Jazz/Cha Cha Cha Choreography project to help you improve your dance and salsa skills, and even have the chance to perform! Contact to sign-up now for the full 7-week session (see class info below), or drop-in for the first class and try it out for just $25!
**Please note that the first class only (Monday, Nov 30th) will be a special 2-hour Jazz Dance class from 7-9pm at 119 Windsor St. in Cambridge, MA.The rest of the classes will follow the schedule below and will be held in Medford, MA**

7-8pm: Jazz Dance Class (for men and women)
Want to learn a new dance style that will help you become a better salsa dancer? Sign up for the Jazz dance class and experience how Jazz can help you improve your body control, coordination, flexibility, and musicality on the dance floor.

7-9pm: Jazz Dance Class + Jazz/Cha Cha Cha Choreography (for women)
Ladies who successfully learn the Jazz/Cha Cha Cha fusion piece will be invited to join MetaMovements Performance Team and to perform at public events, including salsa congresses and festivals throughout the year.
*Additional Friday night and Saturday morning rehearsals may be scheduled according to the availability of the majority of the class.

To register, or for more information please contact
Black and White Gala with Masacote, Dec. 5


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This December 5, 2009, the beautiful Whitney Ballroom in Boston [Brookline Holiday Inn] will be home to Masacote's Black and White Salsa Ball, an exhilarating evening of salsa shows, dinner, live music, networking, photo ops, and dancing. Bring your most elegant dress and pick out your best tux to Boston's First Black Tie Salsa Affair.

Become infused with the intoxicating energy that has made salsa a worldwide craze by world renowned music and dance artists invited directly to Boston. Get ready to experience an Unforgettable Night of Networking, Mingling, and Festivities...

* Salsa Shows by International and National Artists
* A Specialty 3 Course Dinner
* Live Concert by Critically Acclaimed Ritmo Masacote
* Salsa Dancing to the Live Band, DJ Rob Suave, and Guest DJ Renzo from DC
* Door Prizes Raffled throughout evening! (must be present to win)
* Professional Photography Services & Red Carpet Photos
* Special Photo Ops Available for Purchase during the night!

Evening Pass -- Salsa Shows, Photo Ops, Live Band, Dancing
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Advance Ticket Price: $39.00(Door Price: $49.00)

* Includes:
o Red Carpet Photo Ops (Available for purchase during event)
o Admission to performances
o Evening Concert - Music by Ritmo Masacote
o Dance to DJ Rob Suave, Guest DJ Renzo from DC, and our Live Band
o Photo Ops with Black or White Backdrops (Available for purchase during event)

Whitney Ballroom, lower level, Holiday Inn Brookline Hotel
* Doors Open for General Public 8:00pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Concert 10:30pm. Social Dancing starts at 10:30pm. All ages event.

Orquesta Guayacan at Club Lido, Dec. 5


Orquesta Guayacan at Club Lido
Sat. Dec. 5
Club Lido, Lynn/Wonderlsnd
$30 (Ticketmaster or local stores)
Info: 781-289-3080

El Jolgorio Navideno Gala, Dec. 12

This year’s Jolgorio Navideńo will be celebrated on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition in South Boston, from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. This event brings together over 3,500 guests yearly.

Tickets are $45 and include a full buffet and entertainment.

“El Jolgorio” is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that advances leadership and educational attainment among Latino children by supporting educational programs as well as Latino-based cultural events that strive to preserve and promote traditional Latino culture.

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