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 September 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 18.

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From our sponsors:
Salsa NightSalsa Dance with Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba
September 18, 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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20 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. Perry September 14, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    I love Cuban music so much this would be a great night.

  2. Reyna S September 15, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    I’m looking for an amazing experience in my life this fall I can feel it already that this is the perfect place to be… Wepa!!!!!

  3. Alexis Fernandez September 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    I want to win tickets! Love you guys!

  4. brenda williams September 16, 2015 at 12:42 am #


  5. Deborah September 16, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    I absolutely Love Virginia Lopez…Her Native American nick name is Ginny One Stick. There’s a story behind that. She is such an inspirationally loving and kind woman, who shares her heart so beautifully with everyone her life touches, and every life that touches hers. She is funny, brilliant, and I would love to see her in person.

    She is a brilliant musician, and shares her rich Cuban culture so effortlessly…

  6. emory September 16, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    Ustedes tienen la mejor energía!!!!!!!! Cuando melao Cuba toca nadie se queda arinconado, todo el mundo se pone a bailar!!!! Nunca me divertí mas! (:

  7. Brian Dunn September 16, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    My wife and I would love to learn…it’d be a wonderful date night

  8. laura September 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

    this would be insanely fun please and thank you!

  9. Erin September 17, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    I love this band. I always dance myself sweaty on the busy floor, filled with people jamming to the sweet syncopation. Delicious!

  10. Mercedes September 17, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    Melao de Cuba
    Sounds big and forceful
    Giving birth to movements unknown
    Feeling ALIVE and Connected!
    Melao de Cuba
    How will I be taken…?
    Your rhythms have the power
    To unleash joyous moves
    This cannot be mistaken!

  11. Lisa September 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Love the sound and spirit of this band! Let’s dance!

  12. marco September 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed Melao de Cuba.
    I’m moving away from Portland next week after 34 years.

    One more dance would be divine.

  13. Grace September 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    Yesss. I’ve been thinking about where I could do some salsa dancing! I’d love to go!

  14. Cathy September 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    Sounds like a fab date night for my sweetie and me :)

  15. Brianna September 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    I’m about to begin Nursing school and this Friday will be our last date night without the kids for the foreseeable future! We have always talked about learning to dance and this would be a great opportunity to do that :)

  16. Joni Chambers September 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    I’ve been a fan for 3 years. Love the energy of this group and dancing to their music.

  17. Debi Houghton September 17, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

    Love Virginia and love salsa, and really need to brush up with lessons!

  18. Emily September 18, 2015 at 6:13 am #

    Would love to learn salsa. Sounds like so much fun.

  19. Sofia September 18, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Porque bailar es un exorcismo necesario y nada mejor que Melao de Cuba pa sacar los demonios de la semana! Because dancing is an exorcism, and no one better than Melao de Cuba to kick out the weekly demons!

  20. Melissa Fowler October 6, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    I would love to learn how to salsa

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