Win Tickets ($20): Havana Nights Salsa Dance w/ Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba @ Mississippi Pizza Pub | Dance Lesson, AfroCuban Salsa Latin Jazz

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Havana Nights Salsa Dance w/ Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba @ Mississippi Pizza Club on August 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 28.

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From our sponsors:
Havana Nights Salsa Dance w/ Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba @ Mississippi Pizza ClubSalsa Dance with Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba
August 29, 2015
Doors 8 p.m. / Dance 9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: Facebook

Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227

Salsa music is exemplary of all things Cuban, in the sense it is warm, sensual and easygoing. Use the conga, horns and cowbell rhythms to take your hips for a journey. Just as molasses is transformed into rum, one of the oldest spirits of the world, Melao de Cuba transforms elements of Afro-Cuban and Spanish music into vibrant, danceable music that lifts your spirit and brings joy to your heart.

Solid Salsa inspired beats with Afro-Cuban Rhythms that makes the audience get up and dance!

Dance lesson – Tony “ATACA” 9pm included in $10 cover

Melao de Cuba 100% Salsa Orchestra is a salsa band with a fierce horns section!!

  • Virginia López, Lead Vocals, percussion
  • Mieke Bruggeman, Vocals, Baritone Sax
  • Julie Collura, Backup Vocals
  • Caroline Chaparro, Tenor Sax
  • Joel Riddell, Trumpet
  • Levis Dragulin,Trumpet
  • Chris Nakato, Trombone
  • Tony Gonzalez, Bongos & Salsa Dance Class
  • Jay Machamer, Congas
  • Mimy, timbales
  • Art Alexander, Piano
  • Bryan Hopkins, Bass

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24 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Havana Nights Salsa Dance w/ Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba @ Mississippi Pizza Pub | Dance Lesson, AfroCuban Salsa Latin Jazz

  1. Tracie August 25, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    Sounds like a fun date night!

  2. Sarah August 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    Sounds like a fun time!

  3. Sarah August 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    Sounds like a fun night! Would love to go!

  4. Carol August 26, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    I have wanted to learn Salsa for quite some time now. I’m retired and finally have time to try some new things. And I have a new friend I’d like to go dancing with. And I was Virginia Lopez’s daughter’s teacher!

  5. Vondra Cael August 26, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    I want to win because there’s not many things I love doing more than shakin’ my hips to Melao de Cuba.

  6. Sofia August 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Because Melao is great! And Virginia López and Tony GONZÁLEZ will be there!

  7. Amy August 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    Yes please! I love to salsa!

  8. Kiki miller August 26, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    Me please I would love to see this!!!!

  9. Mark Montesano August 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    This is my second week in town and I want to feel connected here to something I love (besides my wife and daughter) I play congas and have been a salsa fan for many years. checking out the Latin scene here is at the top of my list. I just heard about Mississippi Pizza when I dropped into Rhythm Traders and here’s my opportunity.

  10. Ruta August 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    Venceremos !! This Is What It’s About Familia ! Cathartic renewal through the music that will cleanse the soul in rhythm and sweat ! Órale !!!

  11. Virginia August 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Love this group : it seems when I am going through hard times , I will go to hear Virginia and the group play and it like my heart and blood begin to beat again. As if this music has given me s blood transfusion . This is where I am at again and cannot wait to hear them

  12. Trisa August 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    I LOVE this band! If I win tix, I’m bringing my sister and brother-in-law who recently moved to town.

  13. Heather August 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    I would love to do a salsa lesson!

  14. Shayler August 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Let’s all go to Cuba and learn salsa!

  15. Holly Howard August 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    This is Portland’s most exciting group! They sizzle and inspire you to move. I hope that I win tickets!

  16. Nicki Pearce August 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I have my best friend here visiting from Austin, Texas and we are wanting to have a wonderful night in Portland dancing it up!

  17. Nestor Flores August 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Someone please show my gf how to salsa dance. Pick us please..

  18. Sharon Gary-SMith August 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Anything combining salsa, latin jazz, and is unashamedly Afro-Cuban can only make you hot, hot, hot here, and that’s a surprising and necessary combination of culture on a late night in Portlandia. I’m heated just imagining I’m gonna win!

  19. Cora August 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    Never done This! Gotta try it~!!

  20. Kate August 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Yo puedo hablar y bailar en Espanol !

  21. Lynn Elsdon August 28, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    Hot Dancing! The Cuban Salsa dancing is Electric! I would love to go!

  22. Ana August 28, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    I want to win tickets to salsa night!!

  23. Chris Lopez August 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Melao de Cuba es la musica mas musical!

  24. Rebecca August 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    I need to get out of my comfort zone and learn a little salsa! Ready to turn it up!

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