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*SUNDAY, FEB 21, 5 PM-10 PM : CURUYE & KATI’s CUBANEANDO
CUBAN DANCE PARTY!  ft JOSIEL PÉREZ & his LATIN ORCHESTRA! DEEJAY WARAPO!  ‘AFRO TIMBA’ DANCE CLASS!’. TRATTORIA 25, 2501 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA 90058. SPREAD THE WORD!






































 

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In San Francisco: THURS-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11-14: 8th ANNUAL SALSA RUEDA FESTIVAL! 4-days of CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOPS! NIGHTLY CONCERTS!PERFORMANCES! CUBAN DANCE TEACHERS! Cuba’s TIRSO DUARTE backed by TIMBALIVE on SAT FEB 13! AFTER PARTIES!  Held at the HOTEL WHITCOMB. Brought to you by SALSA VALE TODO. To register and information: salsaruedafestival.com.

*NOW-MON FEB 15, PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (PAFF) with vast screenings international of film shorts, documentaries and feature films from, and about the AFRICAN DIÁSPORA, including from BRAZIL, CUBA, COLOMBIA, MEXICO, PUERTO RICO, etc. For film schedule, and info on all the associated community festivities, go to http://www.paff.org/festivals/paff-la/ The Pan African Film Festival is located at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 4020 Marlton Ave, LA, 90008. Tickets may be purchased online at Cinemark or Fandango or at the Rave Cinemas 15 box office. For festival’s film schedule, and info on all the associated community festivities, go to http://www.paff.org/festivals/paff-la/ The Pan African Film Festival is located at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 4020 Marlton Ave, LA, 90008. Tickets may be purchased online at Cinemark or Fandango or at the Rave Cinemas 15 box office. BE SURE TO CONFIRM SCREENINGS & ARRIVE EARLY!

San Diego: THURSDAYS, 5:15-6:45 PM: JUAN CARLOS BLANCO teaches BEGINNING AFRO CUBAN DANCE with LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT at CENTRO de la RAZA, 2004 Park Blvd. (Balboa Park), San Diego 92101. $10.

San Diego: THURSDAYS, 7:30-8:30 PM: RUMBA w SILFREDO LA O former dancer with CUTUMBA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO de SANTIAGO de CUBA at A TIME TO DANCE, 3982 30th St., San Diego, 92104.

*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1:20 PM: Cuban film VUELOS PROHIBIDOS (“Forbidden Flights”) starring PAULO F.G.! directed by RIGOBERTO LÓPEZ screening at the PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (PAFF)! This film also screening Mon, Feb 15 @ 9:15pm. For film schedule, and info on all the associated community festivities, go to http://www.paff.org/festivals/paff-la/ The Pan African Film Festival is located at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 4020 Marlton Ave, LA, 90008. Tickets may be purchased online at Cinemark or Fandango or at the Rave Cinemas 15 box office.  BE SURE TO CONFIRM SCREENINGS & ARRIVE EARLY!

*2 WEEKENDS FRI FEB 12-14, FEB 20-21: PAN AFRICAN DANCE, DRUM & CULTURAL ARTS CONFERENCE w NZINGA CAMARA’s TALES from the DRUM, 4 days of of activities & classes including CUBAN, BRAZILIAN, SENEGALESE, GUINEAN, DANCE CLASSES, CHILDREN/FAMILY WORKSHOPS ACTIVITIES. Among the esteemed instructors: KATI HERNÁNDEZ (Sat Feb 20 3:30-4:45), ANA LAIDLEY (Sun Feb 21 12-2:15), SILFREDO LA O (Sat Feb 20 12:30-2; Sun Feb 21 5:15-6:45 ), @ The GLOBAL BEAT MULTI-CULTURAL CENTER, 3810 Slauson Ave., LA 90043. This AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH COLLABORATIVE event is produced by BALLET de KOUMAN KELE nzinghac43@gmail.com, GLOBAL BEAT ENTERPRISES, globalbeat@yahoo.com. For complete schedule, registration: http://www.lapacc.us/tales-from-the-drum-.html

*SATURDAYs (every second & fourth Saturday), RUEDA in THE PARK-SANTA ANA offers classes of RUEDA de CASINO: Beginning Level 11:30 AM-12:30 PM; Intermediate Level 12:30 PM-1:30 PM. CENTENNIAL REGIONAL PARK, 3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

SATURDAYs,  CUBA LIBRE @ La Taverna Cubana w DJ RICUBANA. RUEDA de CASINO CLASS at 8:30 PM w LUDIS & POLET. RICUBANA spins the CUBAN DANCE MUSIC from 10 PM. $10. La Taverna Cubana, 5424 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village 91607.

SUNDAYS, 11 AM-12:40 PM: KATI HERNÁNDEZ teaches AFRO CUBAN DANCE! LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENT!  @ UNIVERSAL DANCE DESIGN, 6009 W. Olympic Blvd., LA 90036. $20. For more info, happyhappykati@gmail.com 

SUNDAYS (first & third of month): RUEDA in the PARK offers FREE RUEDA de CASINO CLASSES in GRIFFITH PARK near the Merry-Go-Round (rear parking area). Beginners 11 AM-12 noon, intermediate 12-1 PM w TANIA. (take Crystal Springs Rd. east off of Los Feliz and look for Merry-Go-Round sings). For more info: Rueda in the Park on FaceBook 

SUNDAYS (second and fourth of the month) RUEDA in the PARK offers classes of RUEDA de CASINO @ MEDIA PARK: Join Reva for 2 classes, beginners at 1:30 pm. intermediate at 2:30 pm. FREE. Donations are welcome. If raining by noon class is canceled. MEDIA PARK 9070 Venice Boulevard. Surrounded by Venice, Canfield and Culver Blvd. In front of Traders Joe's Downtown Culver City. For more info: Rueda in the Park - Culver City on FaceBooK

SUNDAYs, 3 PM: AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE with RACHEL HERNÁNDEZ at BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER, 11928 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, 90066.

*SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2:30 PM: Screening of INVISIBLE ROOTS-AFRO MEXICANS in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA documentary short by TIFFANY WALTON, LIZZ MULLIS at the PAN AFRICAN FILM FEST (PAFF).  For film schedule, and info on all the associated community festivities, go to http://www.paff.org/festivals/paff-la/ The Pan African Film Festival is located at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 4020 Marlton Ave, LA, 90008. Tickets may be purchased online at Cinemark or Fandango or at the Rave Cinemas 15 box office. BE SURE TO CONFIRM SCREENINGS & ARRIVE EARLY!
*SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7-11 PM: VALENTINE's DAY w LILY's QUARTET @ El FLORIDITA RESTAURANT, 1253 Vine St, Los Angeles 90038, tel 323 871-8612.
*In Carlsbad, No. San Diego: MONDAYS, 7:30-8:30 PM: RUEDA de CASINO w MARITZA BAÍDA, Intermediate Level, CALAVERA HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER, Activity Room, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad 92010. This series through Feb. 16, $12 drop in, 18 yrs+
TUESDAYS, AFRO CUBAN RUMBA for MEN & WOMEN with KATI HERNÁNDEZ! 8-9:15 Intermediate; 9:15-10 PM Beginning Level. This series of classes is a comprehensive and systematic  program designed for learning the basics of authtentic Afro-Cuban RUMBA! Consistent attendance is recommended, as lessons will be progressive. Women participants should bring long scarves, or long, full skirts.  $15/class. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESIGN, 6009 W. Olympic Blvd., LA 90036.
TUESDAYS, 8-9:30 pm: LUIZ BADARÓ teaches AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE CLASS, artistic director of VIVER BRASIL, at DANCE ARTS ACADEMY 731 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036, (323) 932-6230. $15/single class  Live drumming.  $3-$5 donation basket for the drummers to keep drumming alive!  (323) 465-4762 for more class info
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6-11 PM: CELEBRATE 2016 DANCING @ CUBANEANDO CUBAN DANCE PARTY w CURUYE & KATI! SON! TIMBA! RUMBA! REGGAETÓN! Live sounds of JOSIEL PÉREZ y su LA LATIN ORCHESTRA! DEEJAY WARAPO playing the best of contemporary CUBAN DANCE MUSIC between LIVE SETS! CELEBRATING FEB BIRTHDAYS including KATI HERNÁNDEZ, RAMONA YOUNG, NZINGHA CAMARADANNY MARTIN ... AFRO TIMBA dance class @ 5:30 PM!  $12 cover includes class. TRATTORIA 25, 2501 S. Santa Fe Ave., L.A. 90058. If you plan on sampling TRATTORIA’s good eats, make your table reservation 323 587-1494.

NOW-MARCH 20: Photography Exhibit: TONY GLEATON-AFRICAN LEGACY in CENTRAL AMERICA displays GLEATON’s black and white photographs from the CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (CAAM) collection, in tribute to the late photographer who dedicated his work to examining and documenting aspects of the AFRICAN DIASPORA, particularly in Latin America. CAAM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, L.A. 90037. caamuseum.org. Parking $12. Enter lot at 39th & Figueroa Streets

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