2019 CubaDisco award-winner El Niño y la Verdad are clearly not sleeping on the strength of De Vuelta Al Barrio – they’re back at it with a new video for “De China a La Habana" featuring some fun rueda de casino, salsa suelta and all around good time summer vibes.
El Niño y la Verdad - De China a La Hababa

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  • Aug 30-Sep 8 - Festival de Salsa, Bachata et Kizomba de Québec 2019 in Quebec City
  • Sep 6 Rueda Congress - Bergen Norway
  • Sep 13-16 - Calle de Timberos in Wroclaw, Poland – impressive looking event with a concert by Barbaro Fines y su Mayimbe and lots of great teachers and workshops
  • 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
  • Mar 29-Apr 5 2020 - Havana Dance Experience 2020 - Group from Halifax, NS going to Cuba for classes and dancing
  • 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
Some intriguing events in Cuba  this summer
  • The second Varadero Josone Jazz & Son Festival is coming to Varadero from August 22-25 featuring big names like Van Van, Adalberto Alvarez, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Paul FG, Manolito Simonent, Havana de Primera, Alain Perez, Halia, Buena Fe, El Chacal, and more
A few Montreal concerts for fans of Cuban music
  • Aug 13 - Alain Pérez is playing La Tulipe in Montreal - also dates in Chicoutimi and Gaspé
  • Aug 16 - Los 4 @ Rosewood Salle De Reception, Montreal
Of interest to our Halifax readers
  • Wed Aug 7 - Free To Move on the Waterfront – free class 6pm-7pm, dancing 7-9pm (kizomba after 9) - Dominican Bachata class this week, the best and only social in the city for Cuban timba, also features merengue, bachata, etc
  • Thu Aug 8 - Haliente - salsa/bachata/etc social at the waterfront, 8-10:30pm
  • Mon Aug 12 - SalsaBot at GoodRobot - fundraising event for the East Coast Salsa team
  • Fri Aug 16 - Black and White Bachata Night - at Haliente 
  • Sat Aug 17 - Salsa On Argyle - Haliente is putting on another street party (and I will miss it yet again this year, but don’t feel too bad for me as I will be seeing Alain Perez and Los 4 in Montreal as well as likely going to SalsaFolie. Boo hoo, right?
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading!
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