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Cuba Baila Casino - Elito Revé y su Charangón

Elito Revé has a new song and video out, "Cuba Baila Casino" – it’s a tribue to rueda de casino done with dancers from the Casino Tracional school and the Proyecto Rueda de Casino in Havana. 
Elito Revé y su Charangon - Cuba Baila Casino
Elito Revé y su Charangón - Cuba Baila Casino

Son Latino at the Music Room Sep 14

Son Latino performed their Musica Cubana concert this past Saturday at the Music Room in Halifax. The sound was exquisite and really highlighted what a talented group of musicians they are. Trumpeter Paul St-Amand in particular is an extraordinary musician and he really shone in this setting. Given the cost of tickets and the promotion promising music both historical and contemporary, I was a bit surprised that they didn’t feature more songs different than their usual repertoire from the monthly free shows at Obladee and other more affordable performances. It would be nice to see them explore some new ground! They did have a few songs that I believe were new material including a great version of the Celia Cruz classic “Quimbara”. 
Featured Move

Sencillo

This is a simple combination figure, Dance Papi here describe it as something like a one-handed setenta – starting from guapea the lead switches hands and then leads the follow in a botala and then does an enchufla, the partners then walk around each other and do another enchufla, and can end with a dlie que no.  
Sencillo
Dance Papi demonstrate Sencillo
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
  • Thu Sep 19 - 1313 Hollis - 1313 will be up and running again starting with DJ Al, 9-11pm, $3, salsa/bachata/kizomba
  • Fri Sep 20 - Free To Move Social - with a salsa/bachata room and a kizomba room
  • Thu Oct 26 - Haliente Halloween Party - at the Haliente studio
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading!
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