Pablo Cardenas Presents 'Club Havana'

Sat. September 23rd 2023 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM doors at 7:00 PM (No Minors)
$30 plus fees/tax, walk-ins welcome
Club Havana is an event dedicated to the history of popular Cuban music, the island of Enrique Jorrin, Arsenio Rodrigues, Miguel Matamoros, Celina Gonzales, Celia Cruz, Benny More and many other legendary musicians, where you will enjoy the endless universe of rhythms originated from the island of music and perceive that particular and engaging sound that made this music unique and internationally popular.

Pablo Cardenas and The West Coast Cuban Orchestra will show you a great variety of rhythms and musical genres originated in Cuba from the roots to the most modern tendencies. Those sounds that represent the particularities of Cuban music, also represent Latin music in a big part, like the traditional Son, Cha cha, Salsa, Danzon, Mambo, Conga, Rumba, Bolero and more.

The main purpose of this event is giving the best Cuban music more exposure in this area of the world, from the roots to the most modern tendencies. Come ready to experience those classic Cuban melodies which although many are familiar with, another valuable portion of them has not been heard much around here. For different reasons Cuban music has not been promoted around the world like it should be, one of the missions of Club Havana is giving it the exposure it deserves in this area of the world.

As whenever there is great Cuban music performed there should be Cuban dance as well, so we want to encourage you to try some steps using the guide of our amazing guest instructor Christina Morrison, who will host a salsa class from 7:30pm, and give us a performance during the band break time with her spectacular dance group “Salsa Caliente”.

This will be an evening to not miss with an all stars lineup of musicians, special guests, and spectacular dancers.

About Cristina Morrison
Christina has been dancing her whole life. With a background in music, as well as ballet, Jazz and competitive ballroom, she has been dancing salsa for over 25 years and is one of the only instructors in Canadá certified by the world Salsa University in Puerto Rico to teach LA, New York & Puerto Rican Salsa. For over 20 years, Christina has been the director & choreographer of the internationally touring dance company Salsa Caliente and has traveled to perform all over the West Coast as well as in Italy, Puerto Rico, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, the Bahamas and Mexico. She has competed twice for Canada in the World Salsa Open Championships and is now a certified judge. Christina has choreographed for Salsa Team Canadá, as well as numerous music videos and has had the honor of dancing on tour with some of the top bands including Juno nominated band “The Puentes Brothers” and Grammy Awards winners “Spanish Harlem Orchestra”. “The first time that I ever saw anyone dance Salsa was when I was 4 years old and I was immediately hooked. Let me share my passion with you and introduce you to the world of Salsa!”