$15 GA Advance / $20 GA Door / $30 VIP
*Please note there is extremely limited seating to make room for the dance floor. If you would like a guaranteed seat, VIP tables are available for purchase in advance.
Doors at 8pm / Beginners Salsa Class at 8:15pm / La Moderna Tradición at 9pm / Late Night DJ Set with Jose Ruíz Plus, a special Rueda performance by Rueda Vale Todo!
CASH BAR SERVING: Mojitos, Rum & Coke, Tequila Cocktails, Beer, Wine & Non-alcoholic drinks
As the only ensemble in the West Coast devoted to danzón, the insuperably elegant and foundational 19th century Afro-Cuban style, La Moderna Tradición is a charanga orchestra with strings, woodwinds and percussion that delivers driving and gracefully interlocking Afro-Cuban rhythms. Stocked with some of the finest musicians on the scene, La Moderna Tradición is directed by violinist Tregar Otton and percussion maestro Michael Spiro. While rooted in the dance music that coalesced in the final years of Spain’s dominion over Cuba, the band is also fluent in the sweeping boleros, surging salsa, and fierce timba grooves of recent decades.
DJ José Ruíz, aka MundoMuzik, is a DJ, radio host, promoter, and collector of world music, vinyl, art and all cultural and music ephemera. Jose’s taste in music is very eclectic, unafraid to mix traditional, experimental or folkloric elements in his sets. His confidence and impeccable taste in music is deeply rooted in the time and research he dedicates to learn about the genres he plays. His respect for the origin and tradition of music he loves can be heard in depth as a radio host and felt when he fills the dance floor.
Jose has been able to stay connected with the pulse of his community, his contagious energy has earned him new followers, he sees music as a way to bring together our diverse backgrounds or as he puts it “to explore and celebrate the diversity of human expression in an increasingly inter-connected world or connecting the dots”.
Nick and Serena have over 30 years of salsa dancing and teaching experience collectively and will be teaching a beginners salsa class at 8:15pm as well as leading the special Rueda performance! Through their organization “Rueda Vale Todo” they co-produce the 9th Annual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival Feb. 11-14, 2017. More information on the festival at: www.salsaruedafestival.com