El Swing – the best in live and recorded Salsa with Orquesta Estelar live + El Swing DJs + Salsa Dance Class
with live Salsa from
El Swing DJs
Salsa Dance Class led by Yamile
Saturday September 10th
23a, Knights Hill
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!
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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