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Songs evoke memories!! And some great Salsa songs tend to recall memories of great dances we've had with other people. This week's song of the week selection has this effect on me everytime I hear it or when I DJ it at a Salsa congress or party.

This wonderful memory of mine of a great dance to a great song was with my good friend, the fabulous Ana Masacote from Boston, in 2009 at a european congress. It was a true feeling of a moment when the dance I was having was in perfect synchronization, and with a perfect connection in the moment, with your dance partner!




The song itself is another classic, full of powerful beats, breaks and sabor, by one of most famous Salsa bands of all time, and it is one of my favourite songs to dance to and to DJ as well.


With this week's selection dedicated to Ana Masacote, I give you... ORQUESTA LA CONSPIRACION with "LA NICHE"! :)



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I'm still buzzing after an amazing weekend at Berlin Salsa Convention where the Caramelo team did an amazing job and got the 1st and 3rd places in the student team competition! Many thanks to Jens and team for the wonderful organisation and for taking good care of our whole team, we cant wait to be back next year!!

Absolutely loved the event and really enjoyed playing on Friday and Saturday nights. There were so many people asking for the names of the songs, so I thought I would share one of the gems I played this weekend, which is one of the staples in my collection: Allegria by Fania All Stars. Have an amazing week everyone!

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Song of the Week - Avisale a Mi Contrario, Roberto Roena

Hey guys! After a great bank holiday weekend  with lots of parties, dancing, catching up with friends, and more dancing, we give you a great song to finish it off - Avisale a Mi Contrario by Roberto Roena. This is one of my favourite versions of this song, composed in the 1930s by a Cuban musician and composer Ignacio PiƱeiro. Enjoyyyyy!

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VIENNA PALLADIUM PARTY - XMAS EDITION, Floridita Cuban Dance Bar, 18 December 2013

Coming up this December! Caramelo's Shaan has been invited as a special guest to Vienna to teach a number of Latin dance workshops. If you fancy a quick city break in Austria, join us at the Floridita Cuban Dance Bar Palladium Party - Xmas Edition hosted by Beige.



See more information below:


- Pre-party Open Workshops
- The best music of DJ JORGE
Xmas buffet & other surprises!

Xmas is here, so let's celebrate together at the monthly Palladium Party with the best music of Dj Jorge (Chile) and with Special Guest SHAAN from London! 
Pre-Party OPEN Workshops, Xmas Decoration, Xmas Buffet and other surprises! 

Suit up, Gents! Ladies, impress your partner with a nice dress and let's create together the atmosphere of the legendary Palladium! :)

Dress-Code: Xmas Glitters

Free Entrance! Start: 22:00


19:00 - 20:00 - Salsa On2 - Beginner/ Improver
20:00 - 21:00 - Salsa On1 - Improver II. /Intermed.
21:00 - 22:00 - Cha-Cha-Cha - All levels (min. Improver)


Use your Xmas Pass or take a single workshop:

20 Euro - with Club Card / 25 Euro - without Club Card

2 Stunden Pass:
35 Euro - with Club Card40 Euro - without Club Card

2 Stunden Pass:
30 Euro - with Club Card / 45 Euro without Club Card

Learn some great moves from one of most beloved teachers in London! You can use your Xmas Pass or just take a single class! 

Do not miss the classes!

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