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Qva LIbre - Que Calor

Cuban funk band Qva Libre have a wickedly catchy new song and video out that pays tribute to Los Van Van and is filmed at various iconic spots around Havana that you may recognize including Copelli, Cine Yara and Calle Obispo. 
Qva Libre - Que Calor
Qva Libre - Que Calor

El Septeto Santiaguero - La Guarapachanga – extended version feature Osain del Monte and El Puro

This is not new but it was new to me and may be to you – wow, what a great extended version of this classic song that also appears on their excellent album A Mi Que. And what a video!
El Septeto Santiaguero - La Guarapachanga
El Septeto Santiaguero - La Guarapachanga
Events
  • Nov 7-10 - Havana en Belgrado - in Belgrade, Serbia - short event but with an extremely impressive roster of teachers including Jennyselt Galata Calvo, FredyClan and other illustrious names in Cuban dance, as well as concerts by Maykel Blanco with Mayito Rivera and 2019 Cuba Disco winners El Niño y la Verdad. 
  • Nov 17-22 - Baile en Cuba – 6 days of workshops and concerts in Havana, with an unbelievable lineup of bands: Van Van, Septeto Santiaguero, Pupy, Adalberto Alvarez, Manolito Simonet, Haila, Maykel Blanco, Alan Daniel, Elito Revé, Havana D'Primera and Los 4. Includes 22 hours of classes at all levels with instructors from the top national schools of the arts ...
  • Dec 7-8 Casino Festival Barcelona - 2 days of workshops and parties in Barcelona
  • Jan 4-12 7 days in Habana - $950 USD package tour includes dance instruction, clubs, activities, transportation to activities, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner etc – put together by Julio Montero from Casino Tradicional
  • Feb 8-23 Rueda in Playa Del Carmen - very open-ended opportunity to do and learn rueda in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with people from Boston Rueda
  • Feb 13-16 Salsa Rueda Festival - in San Francisco. The 2020 schedule is not up yet but you can see from the 2019 schedule that it will be an impressive program
  • Mar 7-15 7 days in Habana - $950 USD package tour includes dance instruction, clubs, activities, transportation to activities, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner etc – put together by Julio Montero from Casino Tradicional
  • Mar 15-27 10 days across Cuba - $1150 USD package tour includes dance instruction, clubs, activities, transportation to activities, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner etc – put together by Julio Montero from Casino Tradicional
  • Mar 29-Apr 5 2020 - Havana Dance Experience 2020 - Group from Halifax, NS going to Cuba for private classes and dancing. $1349 fixed price includes accommodations, breakfast, a SIM card, classes and taxi dancers as well as some daytime activities. Airfare, transportation and admission to dance clubs not included.  
  • Apr 20-26 2020 Ritmo Cuba – includes 7 days of workshops and classes (30 hours of classes I believe, with four tracks to choose from), tours, a pool party, a beach party, as well as admission every night to the best clubs in the city with top bands in Cuba
  • May 29-31 2020Rueda Fest - in Brighton UK - has some intriguing workshops on rueda in all kinds of funky formations and more
  • Jun 20-28 7 days in Santiago - $950 USD package tour includes dance instruction, clubs, activities, transportation to activities, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner etc – put together by Julio Montero from Casino Tradicional
Halifax Events
  • Wed Oct 2 - Son Latino at Obladee - Son Latino plays a free monthly show at Obladee wine bar at Barrington and Sackville 
  • Thu Oct 3 - 1313 Hollis - Social at 1313 Hollis St, 9-11pm, $3, salsa/bachata/kizomba
  • Fri Oct 4 - Free To Move Social - with a salsa/bachata room and a kizomba room
  • Thu Oct 10 - 1313 Hollis - 1313 – I am DJing! Come out and dance! 9-11pm, $3, The hottest timba / timbaton / salsa / bachata / merengue / son hits for dancing
  • Fri Oct 11 - Haliente - salsa/bachata/kizomba social, 8:15-12, $3/$5/$8 (lesson/social/both)
  • Fri Oct 18 - Free To Move Social - with a salsa/bachata room and a kizomba room
  • Thu Oct 26 - Haliente Halloween Party - at the Haliente studio
  • Thu Oct 29 - Salsa at Brewsters - social dancing night with mellow salsa, tango, cha-cha, bachata, etc. 
I am DJing at 1313 - Thursday October 10th!
I will be the DJ at 1313, Thursday October 10th – 1313 Hollis St
9-11pm. $3. The latest timba, cubaton, salsa and bachata and merengue hits from Cuba and beyond. Hope to see you there!
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading!
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