This particular event will be unique in that we’ll be giving away a number of items for FREE to those that come at 8pm. Café Sevilla, our host for the event and venue for this meetup, donated a pair of full dinner show tickets to raffle off right before the free dance lesson begins at 8:30 or so. The Cafe Sevilla Flamenco dinner show is a great fusion of succulent Spanish cuisine, wine, and of course live flamenco dancing (and completely FREE to the winner of the dinner giveaway). The tickets are normally a $60/ticket value so don’t miss out on this opportunity. This video below shows a glimpse of the flamenco dinner show:
Café Sevilla and Alma Marketing are once again hosting a yacht party here in San Diego but this one is sure to top all the ones we’ve seen in the past! Rumor has it that Sevilla on the Bay may break some records this time around and it will be sure to be a great time during this 3 hour cruise.
The theme for this party is a dress in all white, Caribbean style (yes this means you should wear all white lest you stand out for the wrong reasons). As we’ve seen in the past, this yacht party will feature 3 floors of music including Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad (a live salsa band), hip hop, and Danos Island Sounds (a Caribbean Steel Drum band). I interviewed Johnny Polanco on Ritmo Bello last year and you can learn more about him in that interview (he is a great stand up guy).
For those of you that attended past yacht parties hosted by Café Sevilla, you know that the event is a fun mix of salsa dancing, hip hop, top 40, and live music. I’ve included some videos below for everyone else to be able to get a preview of the Sevilla on the Bay yacht party and why you should not miss this event:
Just a quick heads up that this Saturday July 17th Rumba Entertainment is hosting the San Diego Colombian & Peruvian Independence Day Celebration at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The event is featuring a Vallenato group as well as a salsa and cumbia band. If you’ve never heard vallenato you are in for a real treat, check out the video below for a taste that music:
The 4th Annual San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival 2010 is September 16 – 20 and Ritmo Bello is giving away a full access VIP pass! The Full access VIP event pass will give you access to all evening and day shows, competitions, and social dancing including the pre-party Thursday September 16th. The passes are normally $200 but here is your chance to get one FREE. This year we are doing something a little different to determine who will win the VIP pass and we’ll be using YouTube to help make that decision.
To be considered for the full event pass simply:
1. Create a 2 minute or less YouTube video
2. that explains why you choose to dance and why you would love to attend the Festival, all at no cost to you
3. and makes mention of Ritmo Bello in the video submission.
The winner will be chosen based on:
2. Message clarity and relevance
3. Motivation and inspiration
4. Overall impact
To be eligible for the contest please submit your YouTube video link to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 20th, 2010. The winner will be announced on RitmoBello.com Monday, August 23rd, 2010.
Good luck to all of you and don’t forget to submit your YouTube videos by the deadline!
Here is a nice video clip of Flamenco Guitarist Malamaña performing live at the Cafe Sevilla Yacht Party here in San Diego, CA last month. It is a nice break from the usual salsa, bachata, merengue and other Latin music we are all accustomed to hearing. Enjoy!
If you haven’t heard the Pete Escovedo Orchestra in action check out the video above courtesy of David Moye at Anthology San Diego. Tickets are still available directly from Anthology on their website, but make sure to get them soon as this show is sure to sell out!
See you all at Anthology for the Pete Escovedo Orchestra July 9th!