Get ready to dance to a variety of rhythms from Latin America and around the globe the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN 2018!
Arrive at 8pm to take advantage of the FREE «Latin Rhythms Dance Class» where you will learn multiple latin dance styles in 1 hour with dance instructor Juliana Mendonca! She teaches Salsa Merengue, Cumbia, Samba, and Tambor Venezolano! ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
DJ Jose Ruiz will be throwing down his eclectic mix of music from Latin America and beyond from 9PM-Midnight!
Los Cilantros will be open serving refreshing drinks: aguas mexicanas, sangria, micheladas, beer and wine!
Door Cover: $3-$10 Sliding Scale Donation to La Peña Cultural Center! No one turned away for lack of funds! This is a monthly fundraiser for La Peña! Thank you DJ José A. Ruíz for your support of La Peña's mission of cultural resistance!
ABOUT DJ JOSE RUIZ
DJ José Ruíz, aka MundoMuzik, is a DJ, radio host, promoter, and collector of world music, vinyl, art and all cultural and music ephemera. Jose’s taste in music is very eclectic, unafraid to mix traditional, experimental or folkloric elements in his sets. His confidence and impeccable taste in music is deeply rooted in the time and research he dedicates to learn about the genres he plays. His respect for the origin and tradition of music he loves can be heard in depth as a radio host and felt when he fills the dance floor.
ABOUT JULIANA MENDONCA
The class will be taught by Venezuelan dance instructor Juliana Mendonca! Juliana is a dance performer, choreographer and teacher. She graduated with a degree in dance from University Institute of Caracas, Venezuela in 2005, she also served as an instructor at the Performing Arts Department of the University of the Andes in Mérida, Venezuela (2012-2015). Juliana co-founded Raíz de Agua, a music and dance company. Juliana currently lives in Oakland, California with her husband and daughter, working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.
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