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Monday, October 28 2013

Live Salsa Night: Osvaldo Chacon in Cambridge, Sat. Nov. 9th 2013!

When: Saturday March 2nd, doors open 8pm, band on stage 9.30pm
Where: USC (University Social Club), Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

[Direct link to ONLINE BOOKING]


Yet another fantastic salsa event brought to you by Cambridge Cuban Salsa:

OSVALDO CHACON Y SU TIMBA live in Cambridge!
NEW NEW NEW: INCLUDING FREE AFTER PARTY AT THE 12A UNTIL 4AM!

Cambridge Cuban Salsa means quality, this is a top professional band with verifiable credentials:

http://www.timba.com/artists/osvaldo-chacon
https://myspace.com/chaconysutimba
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/osvaldo-chacon/id261210724


Originally trained as a music teacher in Havana, Osvaldo Chacón began his musical career with some of Cuba's top salsa bands, including Paulito FG and El Medico de la Salsa. In 1995 he joined Bamboleo as lead male singer and was featured on their seminal CD "Te Gusto o te caigo bien" released in 1997. He also wrote some of the songs including the title track, which won Chacón a prize for "best debut work" in Cuba's influential annual music awards Cubadisco 98. Chacón was also featured in the performance of the longest son ever played in the world, officially registered in the Guinness Book of Records, as part of the 1997 line-up of Cuba's leading popular orchestras at Havana's famous Salon Rosado de la Tropical.

In 1997 Chacón came to London to form his own group and rapidly established himself as a leading exponent in the UK of the new and exciting sound of Cuban timba. While developing Chacón y su Timba., he continued to be in demand as a singer and solo artist, and has been invited to perform alongside the likes of Adalberto Santiago, Azuquita, Tito Allen (Fania All Stars) , Roberto Pla, Herman Olivera and Eddie Palmieri (at Ronnie Scott's and later Queen Elizabeth Hall), the great Latin percussionist Giovanni Hildago (at the Queen Elizabeth Hall), Chick Corea as well as the supreme luminaries of Latin song Celia Cruz, Oscar d'Leon, Ruben Blades and Alberto "El Canario".

Chacón y su Timba includes a line-up of the UK's foremost Cuban and Latin musicians. The band has played at a variety of leading Festivals, arts centre and nightclub venues around the country, including a rousing session at the Barbican Centre's ¡Cuba Presente! Festival in 2000, the Clerkenwell Festival in 1999, the World Beat Festival in Morecombe Bay in 2000, Musicport in Whitby in 2001; and around London at the Millenium Dome, Africa Centre, Cargo, O'Neill's Leytonstone, Smollensky's, Turnmills, with regular invitations to appear at Momos. Other UK touring dates included the Bath Festival, Colchester Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, The Jazz and Roots Club at the Buttermarket, Shrewsbury, the Black Bottom Club, Northampton and Southhill Park Arts Centre. They delivered a fantastic live concert at the 2013 edition of the London Cuban Congress, and anyone who was there will definitely want more.

In early 2001, Chacón went back to Havana to record his first solo CD Salsa Afro Cubana with top-ranking Cuban artists, performing all his own compositions and arrangements. The album was released later that year on the UK-based ARC record label and the lead track Mi Vicio (My Vice) was included in the recent MANTECA compilation Salsa Timba. His song “Cumbia pa’Colombia” is featured in the book “The AQA GCSE Anthology of Music” and is used as an example of Latin music for students studying for music exams.

It is a chance and a honour to be able to welcome such an accomplished artist in Cambridge for this danceable concert and party, without having to drive miles away to enjoy his music.

The night will also be spiced up by the two DJs who are setting the salsa trends in Cambridge: DJ VISH, who has been running CLUB SALSA EVENTS for the past 15 years, and DJ SACHA of CAMBRIDGE CUBAN SALSA, who brought the Cuban spice to the city. They will pull out their best tunes to take the party to a level that you have rarely seen in Cambridge.

An exciting salsa concert and party with quality musicians and DJs, but without the extra miles: we're definitely going!

Doors open 8pm, band on stage 9.30pm, party ends 1am.
Prices: advance booking £15 (NUS £8), at the door £18 (NUS £10).

NEW: The ticket includes a free after party until 4am at the 12A Club on Market Square, just 5 minutes walk from the concert venue! Please show your concert wristband at the door to get free access. That makes it even better value for a fantastic Salsa night out until the break of dawn!

Advance booking at the discounted price can be done:

  • Directly with DJ Sacha on Thursday evenings at the Cambridge Working Men's Club, Sunday evenings at the Sunday Salsa Lounge (details on http://www.CambridgeCubanSalsa.co.uk);
  • Online with the PayPal button below. Please note:
    • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking "Don't have a PayPal account?" on the checkout page.
    • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
    • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ADVANCE ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED.
But no worries, it is possible to buy your tickets at the door! :-)


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We hope to see you there! :-)

- Cambridge Cuban Salsa

Sunday, February 17 2013

Live Salsa Night: Jesus Cutiño in Cambridge, Sat. March 2nd 2013!

When: Saturday March 2nd, doors open 8pm, band on stage 9.30pm
Where: USC (University Social Club), Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

[Direct link to ONLINE BOOKING]


Yesssss, another title with an exclamation point:

JESUS CUTIÑO y SON D'CUBA are coming to play in Cambridge!
SATURDAY MARCH 2ND, 2013
USC (University Social Club), Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX
(Free parking available along Queen's Rd and Trumpington St., open air pay park Hilton Doubletree on Granta Place, covered car park on Downing St.)

jesus_2.jpgJesus Cutinõ's credentials are very impressive: member of band SKA CUBANO, who has been touring internationally and has been setting fire to major UK festivals such as Glastonbury, resident musician at the famous RONNIE SCOTT'S CLUB in London for their Latino Fridays, on stage at the BARBICAN with international jazz superstar WYNTON MARSALIS, headliner of the LONDON CUBAN CONGRESS last year... jesus_barbican.jpg Obviously, Jesus is a professional, but one with a friendly personality, an infectious love for danceable music and a communicative energy. Having been to many of his London gigs, we can guarantee that you won't be able to stop dancing! It is a chance and a honour to be able to welcome him in Cambridge for this danceable concert and party, without having to drive miles away to enjoy his music.

The night will also be spiced up by the two DJs who are setting the salsa trends in Cambridge: DJ VISH, who has been running CLUB SALSA EVENTS for the past 15 years, and DJ SACHA of CAMBRIDGE CUBAN SALSA, who brought the Cuban spice to the city. They will pull out their best tunes to take the party to a level that you have rarely seen in Cambridge.

An exciting salsa concert and party with quality musicians and DJs, but without the extra miles: we're definitely going!

Doors open 8pm, band on stage 9.30pm, party ends 1am.
Prices: advance booking £12 (NUS £7), at the door £15 (NUS £8).

Advance booking at the discounted price can be done:

  • Directly with DJ Sacha on Thursday evenings at the Cambridge Working Men's Club, Sunday evenings at the Sunday Salsa Lounge (details on http://www.CambridgeCubanSalsa.co.uk);
  • Online with the PayPal button below. Please note:
    • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking "Don't have a PayPal account?" on the checkout page.
    • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
    • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. Tickets will be available directly at the door. See you at the USC, it's going to be great! :-)


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We hope to see you there! :-)

- Cambridge Cuban Salsa

Monday, October 18 2010

SUNDAY SALSA LOUNGE. This is the new Salsa place to be.

Sunday night.
You don't want to start thinking of your Monday, do you?
We have the solution to that:

THE SUNDAY SALSA LOUNGE
Every Sunday, 7.30pm-midnight
Man on the Moon, 2 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LF

LAUNCH DATE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH

Beginners dance class at 7.30pm.
Club/social from 8.30pm.
Door price £5.-.

What is this all about?

  • An eclectic selection of the best Latin and Tropical music: Salsa of all styles (NY, LA, Cuban), with a touch of Merenge and Reggaeton for the party feel, and a larger proportion of Bachata and Kizomba than usual for the chillout factor.
  • All selected and played by a dream team of expert DJs and musicians: DJ Vish, DJ Sacha, musician Nick Duffield and guest DJs will deliver an impeccable mix of old-style favourites and cutting edge trendy selections. We will be setting the standard: the most up-to-date and most tasteful selection of Latin and Tropical music in town. Period.
  • Live band once a month: the Salsa Caliente combo, led by Nick Duffield, will perform a live salsa jam once a month. Your weekly support will contribute to build the band's kitty and to get illustrious guest musicians to come to Cambridge on the monthly live night.
  • An inclusive dance class: never danced before? No problem. Come and be coached by the best dancers in town to make your first steps in Salsa, Bachata and/or Kizomba, with a rotation of teachers and styles. You will acquire enough basics to get started and to enjoy the night. If you can walk you can dance, and we know what we are talking about: two left feet welcome, we have had harder cases than you in the past and we have turned them into accomplished dancers. No partner needed, we will introduce you to new friends on the night.
  • Reasonable bar prices and a refreshing selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Because hey, it is still the weekend, and you want that extra pleasure on your taste buds, while quenching your dancing thirst without necessarily getting hammered. *So we have been working with the bar staff on tailoring the drinks menu to the needs of the Salsa people.*

This place is about passion, music, dancing and having a good time, right until the very end your weekend.

SUNDAY SALSA LOUNGE:

ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR SHEER PLEASURE
UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE OF YOUR WEEKEND.

THIS IS THE NEW SALSA PLACE TO BE.

BE THERE.

Sunday Salsa Lounge is co-produced by:
DJ Vish - Club Salsa Events - www.club-salsa.co.uk
DJ Sacha - Cambridge Cuban Salsa - www.CambridgeCubanSalsa.co.uk
Nick Duffield - Salsa Caliente - Please check Facebook.

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