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SOS ’11 JANUARY 28-31 2011
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VISIT LONDON, COME TO SOS ’11 Another year gone by and Salsa keeps growing. Financial crisis? Jobs going? It seems that even through turbulent times Salsa is the only real means of escape, if even for a few hours or weekend at a time.
Welcome to Stars Of
years with the inception of Salsa On Sundays nine years ago. Now they
Salsa ’11! By dancers
are delighted to invite you to Stars Of
Salsa ’11, an event for dancers by dancers. Come to see the international and UK stars perform, and party with us till the morning
Brought to you by the founders of hours. the world famous Salsa On Sundays (SOS) UK, Tamambo and Leon Rose The event consists of three party are hosting the third annual event to nights and one full day of workshops.
celebrate London's thriving Salsa On the Sunday during the day, scene and what has become of it. workshops will be taking place with After a successful event in January of some of the most respectable artists 2010, the team is charging ahead at in the world today. full steam.
Contents Traveling and Sightseeing 2 About Salsa and Londoners 3 Important Information
Map & Locations
Join us and be a part of one of the most spectacular events to take
Tamambo and Leon Rose have place in Europe. created a haven for dancers over the
E-Zine Produced by 2mambo
AIRPORT TRANSFER GUIDE Flying into London is pretty simple if you know where to connect to
the different forms of transport
into the city. The budget airlines operate generally from airports that are usually farther out than expected.
“If all roads lead to Rome, SOS certainly has the winning formula with London King Cross when it comes to airports.”
SOS ’10 MOMENTS
However, due to the central location of Kings Cross St Pancras o n t o t h e V i c t o r i a L i n e t u b e Station it doesn’t really make a (underground metro) to London difference where you fly from Kings Cross St Pancras Station. anymore. If all roads lead to Rome, Travel time: 35 min SOS
certainly has the winning
formula with Kings Cross when it comes to the airports.
From Gatwick Airport Take a direct train to London Kings Cross and St Pancras Station.
From Luton Airport
Travel time: 35 min
Take the Free shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway Train Station and take a direct train to London St Pancras Station. Travel time: 21-35 min
From Heathrow Airport Take the Piccadilly Line tube (underground metro) direct to Kings Cross St Pancras Station. Although the trip is slightly longer, it is also the
From Stansted Airport cheapest form of travel, costing Take the Stansted Express train £3.50 single trip. to Tottenham Hale and then change Travel time: 45 min
A thousand words some of the highlights from last year
THE KIZOMBA STARS COME TO LONDON!
However I met the Venezuelan Scouring the earth to find the stars Ernesto Acosta Gallegos and David, of Kizomba It is with great pleasure to with whom I started in Latin rhythms. announce the attendance of Kizomba I attended the first Latin festivals and (and Salsa) STARS, Ricardo Sousa, performances in the city of Porto. At Paula Loureiro and their Afrolatin the time a group came to do a few Connection dance company to Stars shows and my passion for kizomba Of Salsa ’11. They’re considered one began at The River House when I saw of the ambassadors in Afro-Latin a young Angolan dancing in flip-flops. dances, spreading their talent and From there I began to attend every c l a s s a t s e v e r a l E u r o p e a n African party in Porto. congresses. In this interview, we'll get Ricardo: Since very young I had to know their past and the projects they have for the future, both as a contact with dance to accompany my parents on several parties and always couple, and as a dance company. see them dancing. But it was at the When did you discover the age of 14 I did the first class in the passion for dance? And especially school of Latin rhythms and by coincidence, Paula was one of the Paula: As far as I can remember I teachers (not even in my wildest was always passionate about dance. dreams I knew what would happen African dances?
The first contact was with the African after). A year later, I was invited to rhythms (Angolan merengue), since join the dance company and that's my parents were immigrants in when I started to take the game more Angola. At school, I was always part seriously. With kizomba it was love o f t h e d a n c e g r o u p s f o r at first sight. The first contact I had performances at parties and balls. was in the house to the sound of the Then I concentrated in fitness, more River with DJ Mauricio Tabanka Djaz specifically in aerobics, where I - Sub 17. participated in various competitions, In 2007 and 2008, they won the title of the best Portuguese teachers.
becoming national champion in 1992.
In 2009, they won in the category of best Portuguese Show at the Top Dance Awards and were nominated for best choreographers at the Portugal Dance Awards in the world dances category. They are also the official judges of the international kizomba competition "Africadançar".
INTERVIEW WITH RICARDO SOUSA & PAULA LOUREIRO
Later I did the first workshop of Paula and Ricardo: We were kizomba in Porto with the great fortunate to have a teacher like
As an exclusive to the UK, the dance troupe of Afrolatin
master Petchú and then was a quest Petchú, who’s
Connection will be teaching
for knowing more about the culture, passion is unmatched within the attending every African gathering Angolan dance culture, giving us
and performing. Come and watch these
possible. many good principles. The fact that You are known and rightly we are recognised for our work in this
guys blend Kizomba and Salsa in a way not thought
t h e area is a source of pride and a huge
possible. “They put Kizomba
ambassadors of one of the ‘in- incentive to continue working and fashion’ African dances of the improving.
on the map”. They’ll be teaching and performing at
moment, Kizomba. How to deal It’ll be a pleasure for the UK to with this? have you over at Stars of Salsa ’11.
THANKS GUYS! Written by Pedro Barros (salsabraga.com) Article edited for insertion in SOS ’11 Ezine.
5 PLACES TO SEE: A MINI GUIDE OF WHAT WE FIND IMPORTANT WHEN VISITING LONDON 1. THE LONDON EYE
2 . H O U S E S O F 3 . T R A F A L G A R 4 . T O W E R S O F 5. BUCKINGHAM PARLIAMENT AND S Q U A R E A N D LONDON PALACE BIG BEN NATIONAL GALLERY
The London Eye is a major feature of London's skyline. The world's highest observation wheel offers spectacular views of London's most famous landmarks - in just 30 minutes.
This landmark features in just about every British film. Well worth the walk next to the river.
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. With paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, etc. Not to forget the huge square upon which leads up to it, Nelson’s column stands high.
Take a free guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. Discover its 900 year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
Take a walk around the Queen’s home and see her backyard, St. James Park. Also see the famous change of guards here.
Source: www.visitlondon.co.uk 5
“ ow we roll in London”. London dancers are of quite a different pedigree when it comes to dancing. These Salseros/as are very
“If you want a dance, you are going to have to ask”
approachable and unlike some cities in Europe, it is uncommon to get turned down for a dance.
Salseros/as in London are quite passionate about dancing. As keen
It is always very annoying when dancers they love to meet and dance Salseros/as go out to have a good with new people, so tell them that time, yet they won’t dance unless you’re visiting and don’t be afraid to someone asks them to. They way ask! London works is quite simple: If you With an increasing number of want a dance, you are going to have to ask.
On2 dancers on the scene, it’s worth observing before diving in. Not
Hanging by the side usually getting rejected does not mean that means that you will get bored and you can push your luck. end up not dancing all night. This will So, as some would say: don’t then translate into you having the worst time of your life and you will watch me, DANCE! end up hating the event itself.
VISITORS Save money with The London Pass The London Pass is an award-winning sightseeing card that has been used by satisfied visitors for 10 years. It offers free entry to over 55 of the best tourist attractions in London and will save you money. Sightseeing in London has never been so easy and with a London Pass you are able to explore even more of this great city. Attractions include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge Exhibition and HMS Belfast so there is something for everybody. Source: www.londonpass.com Save in transport around London with Oyster Card The Oyster card is a magnetic pre-pay travel card that allows you to move around London by public transport. By touching it on a magnetic reader on the bus, underground and some train services is quick and efficient. These card can be bought at any underground and train station in the Southeast, costing £3 in order to get your card (refundable). After that, you may top-up your credit as necessary.
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PRIVATE LESSONS AT SOS ’11 INTERESTED IN BOOKING A PRIVATE LESSON WITH YOUR FAVOURITE INSTRUCTOR AT SOS ’11? WE’RE CURRENTLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. SEND US AN EMAIL, WE GET IT CONFIRMED FOR YOU AND OFF YOU GO! INFO@STARSOFSALSA.COM - SUBJECT: PRIVATES
PARTIES INFO Friday Pre-Party
Attending workshops help brush
Friday pre-party is a great
opportunity to meet the artists and get in the spirit of what is yet to come. This Friday night is going to be a prelude of what is to happen over the weekend. There will be classes prior to the evening by Juan Matos (NY), Los Pambos (BG), Tamambo, Neelam ‘Indigola’ and Mauro Casali among others. Also, t here will be a t eac her's presentation during the evening, a fashion show with Primavera’s sport line, as well as UK and International showcases on the night. The party will feature most of the artists due to perform over the weekend. This is going to be held at the The Royal National Hotel (North Side). The DJs on the decks: DJ Plane (Valencia)
up your skills. To this end, we have sought instructors that bring something to the dance floor. Starting at improver level to advanced level you’ll be guided by some of the most inspirational instructors on the Salsa Circuit today. In the mix, some specialist classes have been incorporated to offer an alternative to the seasoned dancer. The registration and the workshops will take place on Sunday January 31 2009 at the Royal National Hotel). Address: Salsa On Sundays Royal National Hotel (North Side Entrance) London WC1H 0DG Registration Open: 11:00-12:00 Workshops: 12:00-17:35
DJ Fonseca (Geneva)
SOS ’11 Quick Venue Address Guide
Sunday Workshops & Party
Address: Salsa On Sundays Royal National Hotel (North Side Entrance) London WC1H 0DG
Address: Camden Centre Euston Rd (Opp. Eurostar) London WC1H 9JE
Address: Salsa On Sundays Royal National Hotel (North Side Entrance) London WC1H 0DG
Doors: 18:40-01:00 Shows: 22:00 Price: £10 Tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)
Doors: 21:30-04:00 Shows: 22:00 Price: £25 Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras (Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, District Lines)
Doors: 18:40-01:00 Shows: 22:00 Price: £13 Tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)
T o da y ’ s S alsa S ce n e The Artistic perception of Salsa has reached a turning point. Once thought of it as merely a past-time, Salsa (and Salseros for that matter) have seized the opportunity t o p ro m o t e S a l s a i n a completely different manner to what it once used to be. On the dance floor it is the law of the fittest and coolest, on the stage it is the new Contemporary, the featherlight ballet, the suave Jazz, the expressionist. The Salsa movement is radically changing the way the dance is interpreted and perceived by the naked eye. SOS ’11 promises yet again a line-up of different flavours and allows for interpretation of all kinds. You ’re going to laugh, you’re going to sigh, you’re going to scream and you’re going to feel love. Whatever it is that moves you, there’s bound to be something that will take your like. Enjoy the shows!
Catering For Your Wellbeing: Hungry Salseros/as For the hungry, the Brunswick Centre offers a selection of restaurants and cafes that will cater for all your dietar y requirements. Retailers f e a t u re d i n c l u d e G o u r m e t Burger, Nandos, Yo Sushi!, Starbucks, Patisserie Valerie, Giraffe, Carluccioâ€™s and many others on offer to cater for every taste.
Getting to SOS by Bus Euston Road 18, 30, 91, 205, 253, 476 Woburn Place/Southampton Row 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
Getting to SOS by Tube Northern Line: Euston station. Piccadilly Line: Russell Square station. Victoria Line: Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.
Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines: Euston Square and Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.
FACT: DID YOU KNOW THAT LONDON HAS MORE SALSA CLUBS PER SQUARE MILE THAN NEW YORK?!
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I m po r t an t I n f o r m at i o n A ll P ass H o l de r s
In order to help us make the check-in process as efficient and seamless as possible during the weekend, there are a couple of things you need to read through: Your name has been entered into our system and we kindly request that you print your barcoded ticket confirmation and bring a photo i.d. with you in order to collect your wristband for the weekend. You must ensure that names match exactly both documents. Note: No Photo I.D. + Ticket confirmation= No wristband! On the day, when approaching the registration desk we kindly request that you have your barcoded ticket confirmation and matching photographic identification ready in order to issue you with your wristband and not delay you or others in the queue.
SUNDAY WORKSHOP TIMETABLE Times
Majusee (FR) Partnerwork ‘Parisienne’
Tamambo & Ania Partnerwork ‘London Style’
Iñaki Fernandez Bachata Combinations ‘Club Style’
All Levels On1 & On2
Int/Adv On1 & On2
Amneris Martinez (PR) Ladies Styling (On1 & On2)
Leon Rose Men Body Movement & Styling (On1 & On2)
Ricardo & Paula (P) Kizomba
Lunch Break Int/Adv On2
Juan Matos & Amneris Martinez (NY/PR) Partnerwork
Los Pambos (BG) Styling in Partnerwork
Ricardo & Paula (P) Kizomba
Int/Adv On1 & On2
Int/Adv On1 & On2
Ania Chagowska Ladies Styling
Tamambo (UK) Men Styling & Footwork
Patrick Rosheuvel (NL) Partnerwork
Juan Matos & Amneris Martinez (NY/PR) Cha Cha Footwork
Salsa Dance Squad (NL) Partnerwork
Break Level 1
Loxley Samuda &
Steve ‘Salsa Junkie’ (UK)
Tarek Demerdash (UK)
Mauro & Eva (UK)
Beg/Imp (Level 1)
Int (level 2)
Neelam ‘Indigola’ (UK) Kizomba
Prince Tevin (UK) Kizomba
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Friday & Sunday Workshops & Party Address: Salsa On Sundays Royal National Hotel (North Side Entrance) London WC1H 0DG
Doors: 18:40-01:00 Class: 19:00-20:00 Shows: 22:00 Price: (FRI) £10 (SUN) £13 Tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)
YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday Party Address: Camden Centre Euston Rd (Opp. Eurostar) London WC1H 9JE
Doors: 21:00-04:00 Shows: 21:30 Price: £25 Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras (Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, District Lines) Food for the Hungry! Address: BRUNSWICK CENTRE Coram Street LONDON WC1N 1AE
map: courtesy of Google maps
BERLIN SALSA FESTIVAL 2011 ADVERTISEMENT GET READY FOR A UNIQUE EXTRAORDINARY WEEKEND LONG EXPERIENCE !!!!
"EVOLUTION" In 2011 we will have a 3 night long dance production
The Berlin Salsa congress 2011 is not only a Salsa festival as many others, it is an event you will live all
bringing you far beyond your expectations ! Together
weekend long ! We will go with you beyond your
with our themed parties we will create a unique weekend long experience, where you will be part of and not only
expectations ! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
watching..... ! Friday - "Welcome to hell - demons of the berlin salsa
THE MOST INTERNATIONAL SALSA CONGRESS IN EUROPE !
Bringing together salseros from more then 45 countries
Saturday - "Stairway to heaven - angels are dancing salsa too"
with an average of 70 % coming from abroad we can for sure claim to be the most international salsa event in
Sunday - "Paradise - we are all ONE world" More Info coming soon...
Europe where you will meet all your
PARTIES P R E - PA R T Y
29.9.2011 Don’t miss the
JOIN US AND FEEL WHY WE ARE
DIFFERENT !!!! Located in the center of one of the most exciting and vibrating cities of
IT’S GOING TO BE HOT | 29.09.11
and dance with your f a v o u r i t e instructors ! AFTER PARTYS the party never
stops... After-parties every
reached from any part of the world we
night until 7 am in the Small Arena !
gained over years our reputation to bring together an extraordinary line up
of some of the best salsa instructors as you will not find it
PIMP YOUR STYLE !
anywhere else ! Generating four sizzling, unmatchable partys where our fellow salseros dance until dawn like
On Saturday afternoon we offer you a special STYLING BOOTCAMP with 9 ladies and 6 men styling classes to
there is no tomorrow ! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
choose from !
KIZOMBA BOOTCAMP ! For lovers of this sensual dance we will offer you a 3-
The Tempodrom - located in the heart of the city surrounded by a great number of hotels and hostels in
hours intensive bootcamp on Saturday morning ! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
walking distance to the main sightseeing attractions this venue offers us two large rooms for party with a 1000
EXTRAORDINARY ARTIST LINE UP - you will not find
Sqm dance floor perfect to dance on and up to 3000
ANYWHERE else! GREAT DJs !
seats for the shows ! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This is the best DJ line up you will ever find anywhere else ! WEBSITE IS ONLINE Our website is already up and running with the most important information about the Berlin Salsa Congress 2011, such as Line UP, venue, etc.
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FROM THE ROOFTOP OF AFRICA THANK YOU FROM THE GOOD HOPE ORPHANAGE! We didn’t actually building a home and e s s e n t i a l tell you what we did with giving an education w o r d s in a portion of your money these wonderful kids.
because we don't believe in using charity
get you out a lot of trouble
Guvu Kama Simba!
to our advantage, as We needed to raise m o r e t h a n that would mean that £2,500 as an event plus once!”. we'd be exploiting a an undisclosed amount non-profit for our gain.
Being up there at
donated personally by night was one of the Ta m m a m (aka most majestic
SOS UK, i n Tamambo) in order to e x p e r i e n c e s e v e r . collaboration with Focus achieve the goal. So, on Coming out of the tent in Africa, a Tanzanian his behalf (and the entire in the pitch black, was Charity, gave a portion SOS Team): Thanks to contrasted by the bright of the money raised everyone that made this twinkling sky-flooded from passes sold to possible. Although you stars. And there she support an Orphanage were buying tickets for was, “the lady in the project called GOOD SOS '11, you've done white blanket”, as the HOPE.
so much more than that. mountain was known. People ask, “was it
If the research is For more info about a hard climb?”. I sigh. correct, Tamambo was the current project or to “No, it was coming back the first SUPERSTAR v o l u n t e e r : down!” I reply. The goal SALSERO, representing www.focusinafrica.com four countries (UK, IRAQ, NETHERLANDS AND SPAIN) alongside
is to make it to the top, and at no point it
crosses your mind that To say that it’s just a you have to come down fellow German Salsero walk up the hill is the because for five days all climber, Bernd Oehring, greatest understatement to climb Kilimanjaro! He made by people when successfully summited you consider that only Ohuru (Freedom) Peak 30% of people that
you thought of was: “I’ll make it to the top even if it’s the last thing I do!”. And then you find out
on January 01 2011. attempt it actually make that you have to go back After coming back down the top! down or you’ll suffer down he spent a day at “We didn’t know from Acute Mountain the orphanage learning what the hell we were Sickness and die in 5 how much they had doing, and discovered hours! We’re BACK! physically achieved in t h a t l e a r n i n g t h e
What does that mean? GUVU KAMA SIMBA means Strong as a Lion. Normally you have porters carrying stuff up the mountain running ahead of you. I decided to pull a porter’s gear for one stage of the climb as they couldn’t cope with it and the other porters said to us during the entire trip. I was dead-tired and I only carried a fraction of they usually carry.
MALLORCA SALSA FESTIVAL MAY 2001 We were gearing up for this one. Remember what we told you a while ago? You bring: -Sunscreen -swimming gear -light clothes -money to pay for flight, food, drinks and hotel Well, you are probably going to be looking at one of the largest, freest (if that word exists, but we like it), and nicest climate countries to take place in May. The catch is simple: You get a free full pass when you book your stay for a minimum of two nights (half board) in one of the selected hotels (prices from £19 pp/night), and you book it through SOS. All Full Pass holders have immediate preference on the tickets and will be automatically signed up. You will need to confirm your participation by March however. If you don’t have a full pass, talk to us anyway and we’ll hook you up. Interested? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do the work for you. After all it’s a holiday, why would you want to do anything yourself?!
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