San Diego will soon hear the artistic expression of Afro-Brazilian beats at Copley Symphony Hall in March. Dance Brazil will be performing a two part performance including Banguela (a special rhythm played to calm down capoeiristas when their martial arts gets heated) and FÉ DO SERTÃO, a glimpse into a often difficult but rich way of life and also a centuries-old related celebration from regions in Brazil.
To get a better idea of what the evening has in store check out this video of their past performances:
The Capoeira Foundation/DanceBrazil receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Instituto de Arte Urbana da Bahia (IABUA). Here in San Diego you can also do your part to show your support for the group by attending this one night event.
One of the things I miss most about the time I’ve spent in Colombia is the food. For anyone that has ever had Colombian food you know how full of flavor the food is and the myriad of dishes offered from different regions of the country. If you are from San Diego you also know how painfully lacking this place is for finding authentic Colombian cuisine. Until now.
Restaurante Antojitos Colombianos y Delicias Mexicanas is a relatively new restaurant here in San Diego specializing in Colombian food. Javier Rodriguez, a Colombian immigrant from the region of Cali, opened the restaurant as a way to honor his late father and bring the fullness of Colombian food to San Diego. Great classic Colombian food ranging from Bistec a la Criolla, Mojarra Frita and a Paisa favorite Bandeja Paisa are just some of the great offerings. The food is pared nicely with a great warm environment full of Colombian folkloric art, music and a friendly ambiance typical of Colombians.
Located on Imperial Avenue in San Diego, the small on size but big on service restaurant is your one chance to try authentic Colombian Cuisine here locally. Check out Restaurante Antojitos today!
Salsa music legend Rubén Blades will be coming near to San Diego just south of the border in Tijuana this month. Known the world over for his great music (including writing great music such as “El Cantante” and “Pedro Navaja”), his unique sound will be heard at the Centro Cultural Tijuana May 11. Here is a small snippet of his music if you are not familiar with him:
The concert will be free (yes free!) as part of his “Ha Vuelto: Cantos y Cuentos Urbanos Word Tour 2012″ and if you can make it down to Tijuana it is sure to be a great concert. Here is another video with info on the actual event:
Puerto Rican salsa music superstar Victor Manuelle is coming back to San Diego courtesy of Blue Agave Nightclub and you can get tickets for this concert to be held at 4th & B today. Victor Manuelle has performed in San Diego a number of times already and thanks to the folks at Blue Agave Nightclub he is coming back to entertain his San Diego followers. If you want a preview of what the show will be like check out this video I shot from back in 2009 during one of his past concerts here in San Diego:
The Salsa Rhythm App has 10 different kinds of instruments, more than 60 musical patterns and thousands of possible combinations are available to help anyone to isolate the various sounds that comprise salsa music.
Ritmo Bello and the San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival congratulate Erika Briones for winning the 2011 Full VIP event pass! A local San Diego salsa dancer, Erika’s YouTube video submission presented the best creativity and overall impact as you’ll see below:
Thank you to everyone that submitted their video entries. If you still need to purchase your passes for the 5th Annual 2011 San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival don’t procrastinate, get yours today before they sell out of tickets and hotel rooms!
The San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival is coming up September 15th through the 18th and the schedule of events has been recently updated. In order to make it easy to follow the various events we’ve added the events to the calendar of the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group. Here are some of the main points of interest: