Short and sweet this week, I don’t have much in the way of time - have been in Ottawa visiting family and am heading to Montreal today to see Alain Perez at La Tulipe, possibly a tribute to Hector Lavoe, and then hoping to see Los 4 on Friday depending what time the Adicts show lets out, rounding out the week with dancing at Salsafolie.  

Wil Campa

Cuban singer Wil Campa has a new song and video out “La Vida Segue” - it’s catchy!
Wil Campa - La Vida Segue


  • Aug 22-25 - The second Varadero Josone Jazz & Son Festival 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
  • Aug 30-Sep 8 - Festival de Salsa, Bachata et Kizomba de Québec 2019 in Quebec City - they are apparently going to have workshop(s) from high-profile Cuban dancer and teacher Yeni Molinet, as well as a Havana Night party but it isn’t currently apparent exactly when those will take place, or the details on their schedule.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
A Montreal concert for fans of Cuban music
  • Aug 16 - Los 4 @ Rosewood Salle De Reception, Montreal
Of interest to our Halifax readers
  • Wed Aug 14 - Free To Move on the Waterfront – free class 6pm-7pm, dancing 7-9pm (kizomba after 9) - Tarraxa class this week, the best and only social in the city for Cuban timba, also features merengue, bachata, etc
  • Thu Aug 15 - Haliente - salsa/bachata/etc social at the waterfront, 8-10:30pm
  • Fri Aug 16 - Black and White Bachata Night - at Haliente 
  • Sat Aug 17 - Salsa On Argyle - Haliente is putting on another street party
  • Sat Sep 14 - Son Latino plays Musica Cubana - at the Music Room in Halifax
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading!
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