El Swing – Saturday September 10 – Orquesta Estelar live + Salsa Dance Class + El Swing DJs

El Swing – the best in live and recorded Salsa with Orquesta Estelar live + El Swing DJs + Salsa Dance Class

El Swing

with live Salsa from 

Orquesta Estelar


El Swing DJs


Salsa Dance Class led by Yamile

Saturday September 10th

The Portico
23a, Knights Hill
SE27 0HS


Adv: £6 (early bird), £8 + bkg fee from Eventbrite here

£10 on the door

Ahi Na Ma

Orquesta Estelar is a community-based Cuban big band which includes over 25 members. They are  a SOAS Union society and part of the vibrant SOAS community. The band play a range of Cuban and salsa repertoire from 40s classics through to contemporary hits and are led by the formidable team of Sara McGuinness, Elpidio Alegria, Bill Bland and Jimmy Martinez. 

A live blast of BIG BAND Salsa comes to The Portico – just as well the stage has been enlarged and reinforced so we only have to worry about Orquesta Estelar blowing the roof off!

Orquesta Estelar in action

Our Colombia-born Salsa teacher, Yamile, gets the hips moving with her all-comers Salsa Dance Class from 7.30, followed by the club night with El Swing DJs and Orquesta Estelar


The DJs (on rotation): Johnny G, Dave Hucker, Carey Lyseight and Gerry Lyseight have hosted some of London’s most legendary club nights: Sol Y Sombra, Salsa Fusión, Latin Swing at Wessex House, Mambo Inn, Villa Stefano, as well as lighting up Notting Hill Carnival with the Latin Rave Sound System.

7.30 – 8.30: Yamile leads her swinging all-comers Salsa Dance Class

8.30-12.00: Salsa Party:

                               8.30-10: El Swing DJs

                              10-11: Orquesta Estelar

                              11-12: El Swing DJs

Come and support live music at a great venue with lovely people as far as the eye can see and, of course, the very best in salsa!

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