Meet New People and Win an All Inclusive Flamenco Dinner Show at Café Sevilla August 4th with Meetup.com!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a quick note that Ritmo Bello and The San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be resuming our 1st Wednesday’s of the Month event at Café Sevilla August 4th.

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:

Ritmo Bello will also be giving away a free DVD from our Meetup.com sponsor Dance Your A** Off and a documentary about bachata musician Joan Soriano in “El Duque de la Bachata”.

Everything starts at 8pm at Cafe Sevilla and we’ll be holding the raffle early on before 8:30 pm so don’t be late!  For more information about this event and to RSVP please visit the event page at the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup.

WHITE HOT: Café Sevilla on the Bay Dress in White Caribbean Party

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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:

Ritmo Bello and the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup Group will have a special table set out close to the dance floor where Johnny Polanco will be playing. Make sure to RSVP here and find out all the details on the Meetup.com calendar.

Lastly, I will be shooting video of the party and I’m still trying to raise funds to upgrade our videos to HD quality. I’ve included the donation widget above and we appreciate any help you can give! (You can click here to find out more information about this fundraiser).

See you all at the Café Sevilla  DRESS IN ALL WHITE Summer Party!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

VIDEO: Salsa Sensation Oscar D’Leon Performing Live at San Diego Harrah’s Rincon Casino

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oscar D’Leon performing live at the Harrah’s Rincon Casino Open Sky Theater in San Diego, CA. He performed live with his friend Gilberto Santa Rosa in a great concert.

Great show worth showing again here on Ritmo Bello, enjoy!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

San Diego Colombian & Peruvian Independence Day Celebration July 17!

Monday, July 12, 2010

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:

Ritmo Bello and the San Diego Salsa & Latin Dancing Meetup Group will be in attendance for this event.  Check out the event details on the RSVP page setup on our Meetup.com site.

See you all Saturday!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

The Ritmo Bello San Diego Salsa Bachata 2010 VIP Giveaway and YouTube Contest

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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:

1.  Creativity

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 bello_jf@ritmobello.com 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!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

VIDEO: Flamenco Guitarist Malamaña performing LIVE at the San Diego Cafe Sevilla Yacht Party

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

Pete Escovedo Orchestra Returns to Anthology Friday July 9th!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

That’s Right!  The Pete Escovedo Orchestra will once again be playing this Friday July 9th at Anthology in Little Italy and they are bringing some of the best Latin Jazz there is today.  Pete Escovedo, along with his kids Juan, Peter Michael, and Sheila-E will be celebrating his 75th birthday during a fun night of music and dancing.

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!

John ;-)

@RitmoBello

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