Tuesday, May 5, 2009

that time of the month

It looks like an inadvertent conflict in the dancer's salsa schedule has been corrected, following a shift in Carmen's monthly schedule of events.

The Caribbean Twilight salsa party at Carmen's has had trouble getting a foothold, because it fell on 2nd Saturdays, the same night as the long-established Copa Night at George's Garage. (This scheduling gaffe was unintentional, sources say, NOT an attempt to undercut the Cobo Brothers' popular mambo event.)

Caribbean Twilight, hosted by Ricardo "TNT" Diquez, will now take over 2nd Fridays at Carmen's, supplanting one of DJ Salsa Mike (Delucia)'s parties in that position. Salsa Mike will continue bringing the force of old school salsa, merengue and bachata to his Tropical Night Latin parties on the 5th Fridays of each month.

Sound confusing? (Things sure were easier when I just headed to Montas any eligible Friday or Saturday night without having to consult the calendar).

Angie Xiomara's Triangle Salsa Meetup Calendar is indispensable for tracking a dancefloor fix; you can also consult my Onda Carolina Calendar for a sampler of dance and live music events.

Caribbean Twilight kicks off its "new" timeslot with live music THIS FRIDAY, May 8 by Diquez' own Tropic Orchestra; cover is $15. Flyers advertise a "timbales descarga" - I have asked Ricardo to elaborate on who the guest drummers might be! Stay tuned.

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