El Swing – Wil Sifontes and his Latin Sound Quintet + El Swing DJs + Salsa Dance Class led by Yamile

El Swing – the best in live and recorded Salsa – with the nicest crowd

Saturday November 11th

The Portico
23a, Knights Hill
SE27 0HS

7.30 – 12

Adv: £8 (early bird), £10 + bkg fee from Eventbrite


£12 on the door

Ahi Na Ma

Wil Sifontes and his Latin Sound Quintet return to rock The Portico for the first time since 2022’s El Swing Christmas Party, although every night is party night at El Swing and always attracts a friendly and welcoming crowd of dancers and Salsa lovers

Wilmer Sifontes, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is one of London’s most accomplished, outstanding and prolific percussionists.He has backed up many of Salsa’s biggest stars (Henry Fiol, Adalberto Santiago, Tito Gomes) and played some of the most prestigious festivals (Glastonbury, North Sea, Womad) as well as leading his Conjunto Sabroso. Another great El Swing night is guaranteed.

Our wonderful dance teacher, Yamile, runs the dance class as well as ruling the ensuing dance floor with her energetic encouragement.

Wil Sifontes and his Latin Sound Quintet – El Swing at The Portico

The DJs (on rotation): Johnny G, Carey Lyseight and Gerry Lyseight have hosted some of London’s most legendary club nights: Salsa Fusión, Latin Swing at Wessex House, Mambo Inn.

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: Wil Sifontes and his Latin Sound Quintet

                              11-12: El Swing DJs

And, here is my Ahi Na Ma Salsa mix to help get you in the mood: