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¡Azúcar! A Caribbean Celebration

Explore the vibrant culture of the Spanish Caribbean! The Latin American Coalition takes over Midwood International and Cultural Center on Saturday, June 22, 2013, for their fourth annual Caribbean Celebration, ¡Azúcar! This year’s unique, indoor-outdoor festival features the tropical sounds of Puerto Rican salsa, Dominican bachata, and Cuban son. The intoxicating smell of Cuban cuisine will lure you from the dance floor to the outdoor plaza where you can enter the domino competition, peruse the wears from local craft vendors, and, of course, dive into a mouth-watering Cuban sandwich. Doors open at 7pm, the fun starts at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

To get you warmed up, Rodrigo and Wendy Jimenez of R&W Latin Dance Company will lead the crowd with a free salsa lesson at 7:30 pm. Performers from their company will showcase their smooth moves throughout the night, demonstrating bachata, merengue, and salsa dances. Put your new dance moves to the test when Orquesta K’Che, an eleven-piece salsa band from the Triangle area of North Carolina, hits the stage! Think you can dance like a pro? Then you won’t want to miss the merengue competition! Charlotte’s very own DJ Chaos will mix it up between performances. The evening culminates in a special tribute to the legendary Celia Cruz, performed by Leydy Bonilla and Orquesta Mayor.

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  • Iman

    Are there any new Meetups in the works aside from Cafe Bilingue?

    June 30, 2013

    • Iman

      Sounds like fun to me. When/where is the Colombian festival?

      July 4, 2013

    • Franklin

      If you go to the Meetup website (not the app) is all there, under suggested.

      July 5, 2013

  • Iman

    How are we going to find one another?

    June 22, 2013

    • Tavia

      I'm here and was thinking the same thing!lol

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in, cant wait to meet everyone...

    June 20, 2013

  • Tom J

    I hate to miss this event but I’m working till 11pm :( Anyway if the group goes out for an after party to Cosmos or La Torres, I’m There!

    June 19, 2013

  • Steven L.

    anyone like great mexican food? great service?like to sing?english and latino favorites-karaoke? come visit dj-speedy,his friends at fiesta mexicana in concord on wed.evenings for fun,and we can all learn more spanish/english together-while having fun...come and tell us more about your local events,and meetings..i personally am trying to get a local latino community fb page-where all spanish speakers,and latino's can see who the latino business owners are,those who run latino businesses,and events in the latino community-and post for free,,,anybody interested just fb me..thanks steve leffler

    June 3, 2013

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