With the exception of February, as running Salsa @ Sunset every Thursday down in Odlin's Plaza, our very popular Red & White Salsa Cuba Street Salsa Party will run on the last Friday of every of month January to November in 2017, with an extra special Pink Party Fundraiser in October - Breast Cancer Awareness month - in memory of CubanFusion's Co-Founder Rosina Van Der Aa's sister Wilhelmina Vanderaa who died of secondary breast cancer on 9 October 2016 aged 49 years, 11 months and one week.
Lineup: Details TBC - each month it's a bit different, but basically this is a street salsa party, normally with a follow-me class* section around 6.30pm and occasionally with live percussion overlay by Descarga Cubana.
*The pros are welcome to keep dancing in the background while class going on, so don't let this put you off arriving at 6pm to make the most of the night.
Location: You will find us in the usual place - "La Plaza" - the open space between the Bucket Fountain and the Left Bank Lane (where the Wellington Night Market is) - in Cuba Mall.
NB: this event is weather dependent. We will have to cancel the event if there is a hint of rain for health and safety (yours and the sound systems) reasons. Decision to cancel will be made at 4pm if not before. Check event updates if in doubt.
If we do have to cancel all is not lost. Rogelio will run his weekly Practica instead at 7.30pm in Tarrant Studios for those who need their Friday night fix and we have our totally weather proof free monthly Salsa Session/Lesson @ The Cross on second Sunday of next month.. every month January to December!
Dresscode: Come dressed in Red and White for Changó - the Afro-Cuban god of Fuego and Fiestas** and be in to win the prestigious title of “Best Dressed in Red & White on the Night”.
Cost: Suggested Koha/Donation $5
If you would like to donate to the fund you can either do it on the night or on-line.
All proceeds will go to funding future street parties and similar events. Thanks in advance for your support.
Cubanfusion Street Party Fund: 02-0343-0003801-003
We'd also like to thank the Wellington City Council, the Wellington Night Market and all the retailers around the Plaza for their support.
Special Request: This event attracts quite a crowd. Please don't block our supportive local retailers' doorways and shopfronts. Thank you.
**CubanFusion's street parties are dedicated to Changó - the Afro-Cuban god of Fuego and Fiestas – Fuego as in Fire and Fiestas as in Parties amongst other things. Changó's colours are red and white - and will be the dress code for this and every CubanFusion Street Party... except for our Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser in October. See link for more information about Changó and the Afro-Cuban religion Santería: http://www.aboutsanteria.com/changoacute.html.