News reached us today of the sad death of Danny Ramirez aka Kid Afrika. Cubacheche have therefore decided to dedicate Thursday's party to his memory and to donate all money from the evening proceeds to his family so that they may return his body to Cuba for burial.
The Shoreditch145 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE London, United
We will be encouraging donations from all friends and guests and will donate the evenings door takings to his family.
We know the weather is cold but we really hope as many of you as possible can come along (even if only briefly) to support his family and friends at this very sad time. We will play some of his music and are hoping to screen one or two of his videos.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO YOU KNOW DO NOT USE FACEBOOK, AS THE CUBACHECHE EMAIL IS NOT FUNCTIONING AT PRESENT.
LET'S DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN IN MEMORY OF DANNY. THANKS.
El Rumbon Cubano - one of London’s original Cuban salsa dance parties has moved to a new home in Shoreditch. It’s been south, it’s been west and now it’s gone East.
An authentic Cuban party night where you can dance the night away to top DJs playing the cream of Cuban salsa, timba, son & reggaeton and listen to some of the best of Cuba’s UK based musicians playing live.
Now in its fourth year the party this month features a mini Key2Cuba video festival with screenings of Alexander Abreu & Havana D’Primera’s La Fin de La Vida; Bamboleo’s La Que Manda (Mujeres) and Los Van Van’s Me Mantengo which has been nominated for Music Video of The Year in the Lukas Awards. The Havana D’Primera video premiered to a capacity crowd at Baila Londres on Saturday 28th. If you missed it come down on Thursday 9th and see it on the big screen!
The Rumbon always features a dance class and this month the acclaimed Kerry Ribchester of Key2Cuba (and director of the videos) will be teaching one of her unique Cuban salsa dance classes. This fully qualified Hellerwork practitioner and choreographer will be sure to show you some juicy body movements to add spice and flavour to your salsa.
DJ Flecha, who had a residency at the famous Casa de la Musica in Havana Cuba, will be on the decks playing an assortment of the best Cuban music including salsa, timba, and reggaeton. In addition Rumbon regular, DJ Javier will be spinning his choice of the latest Cuban tunes, fresh from the streets of Havana.
Together, they’ll be sure to get the party rocking at this long- running night.
Email your names in advance to guarantee a place for the dance class!
7.45 pm – 8.45 pm. Intermediate/Advanced Levels.
Another reason to get there early - enjoy some delicious well priced food from the extensive Shoreditch menu. Delicious treats like Fried Calamari, Merguez Sausages, Hummous & Flatbread, Meatballs, Sandwiches, Falafel, Burritos, Burgers & Piri Piri Chicken mean you can make a night of it.
~ The Shoreditch also does a wicked Cheese Fondue which you can enjoy with a bottle of red wine for just £20. Perfect for sharing!
~ From snacks to full meals, you can take your pick. Kitchen is open until midnight.
~ To top it all, you can get 4 beers or 2 cocktails for £10 right up until 10pm – or even later if the bar-staff are in a good mood!
~ Your favourite Mojitos and Cuba Libres are available as well as Shoreditch specials like the Coconut Caipirinha and Velvet Mai Tai.
£6 on the door (£2 extra for the dance class)
Doors open 7pm – till 2am