Colombian and Peruvian Salsa Festival Coming Soon to San Diego

Friday, July 11, 2008

As we approach Colombia’s independence day I’ll be posting information about local celebrations here in San Diego.  One of the larger ones will be hosted by Rumba Entertainment at the Mission Valley Hilton on Sunday July 27, 2008.

The event (which doesn’t fall on the actual independence day for Colombia ) will be a combined festival to celebrate not only Colombia’s independence but also Peru’s.

There will be a live band, Orquesta Ritmo Caliente, and DJ Farley will be spinning Colombian style salsa. Oh and for all the Colombians out there the event will have Aguardiente Cristal.

To Find out more information about the event visit Rumba Entertainment .

Salsa Dance Performances and DJ Battle, Thursday June 12

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hope you are all doing great.

Evelio from Rumba Entertainment is hosting a "Battle of Da Deejays" this Thursday June 12th at the Mission Valley Hilton. DJ Mambo will be up against Super DJ Robby as they spin their most quality salsa, merengue, bachata & cha cha cha music. There will also be a guest DJ from Los Angeles visiting, DJ Rumbero. Incidentally, DJ Rumbero is also the new resident DJ for Salsa Mondays at Prospect Lounge .

There are also eight confirmed dance shows that will be performing this evening.

Here’s the rest of the details:
Doors @ 8 pm….. Lessons @ 8:30 pm
Dancing starts @ 9:30 pm….. Shows @ 11:30 pm

Dancing till 1:30 am!

$ 12 cover….. children under 14
are $ 5

For more information please contact Evelio at Rumba Entertainment

Colombian Independence Day Festival here in San Diego

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hello! Hope you are all doing well. Believe it or not Colombia’s independence day is coming up in the not too distant future. Although the actual independence day is July 20th, there will be a special celebration on Sunday July 27th, 2008 at the Mission Valley Hilton here in San Diego from 11am to 6pm. Rumba Entertainment is hosting this event.

Some things to look forward to include folkloric dance performances, spectacular salsa and tango dance shows, food and souvenir vendors, and of course salsa dancing. Orquesta Ritmo Caliente is slated to perform and there should be free salsa lessons with paid admission. I’m hoping they will have some Aguardiente Antioqueno to make the celebration complete.

For more information look for updates on Ritmo Bello.

What do Salsa Dancers do on Valentines Day?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hello Everyone and Happy Valentines Day!

Not sure what people have planned for Valentines Day but I received information from Rumba Entertainment concerning some events going on for February 14th. Whatever you end up doing, I hope you all have a great Valentines Day!!!

This Thursday, Feb. 14, ’08 – Hilton, Mission Valley
901 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Alma Latina dance co.
Body Poets
Diana Sanchez & Roy
Positive Energy
Yukiko & Aldo
Guest Stars: SAKARA (two shows)

meet SAKARA, “ON 2” Stylists:
admission $ 12 (does not include dinner)
children under 14….. $ 6 (must be accompanied by an adult)

A delicious three course plated dinner available, specially prepared by Hilton’s executive chef, Nicholas Villamil.
Free admission with dinner and proof of purchase. Reservations needed:
(619) 543-9000 x 354

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lessons at: 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
DJ Robby at 9:30 p.m. – Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & Cha cha cha.
Orquesta Primo at: 10 p.m.
Shows at: 11:30 p.m.
Dancing till 2:00 a.m.

Buena Vista Social Club Video from Mission Valley Hilton Salsa Event

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hi everyone. Looks like Blogger listened to my plight regarding the video not working properly and is now allowing video from youtube to be posted here. Here is the same video from before, enjoy.

Review of Pre-Thanksgiving Salsa Extravaganza at the Mission Valley Hilton

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hello Everyone! The Pre-Thanksgiving Salsa Extravaganza at the Mission Valley Hilton was a great event. Biz and I arrived sometime after 9pm and we came just in time for the beginning of general dancing. To be honest with you, I was really surprised to see so many familiar faces at the event given it was the day before Thanksgiving. It was nice to catch up with old friends, be mistakenly identified as my brother (which by the way happens quite a bit in the Salsa scene here in San Diego), and enjoy the great music of Johnny Polanco. We were also treated with some dance performances (see video above -the sound quality is not the best though, my apology) and even caught a cameo appearance of an original member of the Buena Vista Social Club (not 100% sure on this but Biz thinks he was, so I believe her ;-D).

All in all, it was a great event and I’ll be sure to visit the Mission Valley Hilton for Salsa in the future.

Don’t Forget Salsa @ Mission Valley Hilton – Wednesday (Nov 21)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I can’t believe its Wednesday already! Tonight is the Pre-Thanksgiving Salsa Extravaganza at the Mission Valley Hilton. I probably won’t arrive until after 9pm tonight but it should be lots of fun. If you see me at the event feel free to stop me and say hello. There should be lots of meetup members there as well so don’t be a stranger. Take time to meet the other meetup members and make a new friend. Below is some repeat information regarding the event:

Mission Valley Hilton
901 Camino del Rio South, 92108

Ages 18 and over

Live Band: Johnny Polanco

Spectacular Dance Shows!

FREE Salsa lessons @ 8:30 pm by: Michael & Camille

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 8:30 PM

Event fee:
USD12.00 per person
For More info go to this link:

John F. Bello

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