Wellington-centered Cuban band Son de Cuba again in the Bay

Son de Cuba is enjoying at the Napier Latin Club on Saturday, Might 22.

by Brenda Vowden

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Wellington based Cuban band Son de Cuba is shimmying its way back to Napier for a night time of Latin dance and audio this Saturday at the Napier Latin Club.

Son de Cuba, which plays regular models of Cuban tunes — salsa, boleros, rumba and Afro beats — has been participating in at the Marine Parade-based mostly club for just about 20 yrs, says supervisor and principal teacher Joe Taylor.

“We are hosting a collection of new Latin dance lessons and particular workshops as a develop up to Son de Cuba. We are performing with Salsa Hawke’s Bay and Wellington-dependent Viva Latina Dance organization among other individuals.”

Joe suggests you will not want to be a dancer to attend.

“This is a ticketed party so open up to the public. Our 1st lesson is normally free to give it a go.”

Joe states Son de Cuba are all proficient dancers of salsa fusion in their personal ideal, as nicely as completed musicians. The Napier club also hosts skilled dance instructors at both equally countrywide and international degree and has been applying the previous Bushy Cactus venue considering that the early 2000s.

“The location is wonderful with its charming polished wooden rimu floors — arguably the greatest dance floor in the Bay — high ceilings, charming wooden panels, you could effortlessly consider you had been in Havana or Buenos Aries, and as significantly as I know we are the oldest organisation that has been selling authentic Latin dance types, with an emphasis on Argentine tango currently.”

The Latin club operates far more as a dance studio 3 times a 7 days, with internet hosting many distinctive licence activities, Joe suggests.

“More than Artwork Deco weekend and for numerous several years we have hosted various group gatherings, which include the Cuban ambassador and his relatives when Son De Cuba played a exhibit right here late last yr. He was amazed with the amount of talent he observed from the tango dancing that night — they are rated among a single of the top rated Latin bands in the nation.”

Son de Cuba will be hosted by Alzbeta Tango challenge, with a Milonga (tango dance celebration) prior to the stay songs.

“These activities ordinarily deliver visitors from exterior the Bay to Napier. The boys are extremely excited to be invited back again to Napier and glimpse forward to looking at you all there.”

■ The Information

What: Son de Cuba with assistance from Alzbeta Tango challenge
When: Saturday, Might 22 from 7pm
Wherever: Hawke’s Bay Latin Dance Club, 39 Marine Parade, Napier
Details: Inquiries cell phone 0275829925 or stop by www.napiertangoclub.com