LIVE MUSIC @ CUBANA SOCIAL
Since 2010, Cubana Social has presented over 1000 performances celebrating Cuban, Folkloric, Roots, Modern Afro-Latino/Caribbean/Diasporic, Tropical, World, Classical, Jazz & Electronic Music on its classic checker tiled stage.
We currently present Live Latin Jazz on Thursdays & Fridays, & Salsa on Saturdays interspersed with special events throughout the month. See below our regularly occurring performances, our full special events calendar, and more about our Resident & Past Musicians & DJs
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THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS – Afro-Latin Jazz & Fusion Live Sets w/ Wayne Tucker & Eran Fink + Feel good music til late. 8pm-12am
FIRST SATURDAYS of the month we baila til 3am. Live Salsa + Resident DJ Geko Jones (Dutty Artz, Que Bajo)
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12/4 Friday 11pm After Dinner, After the Latin Jazz is a special AFTERHOURS at Cubana w/ DJ Cremosa + a VERY Special UNAnnounceable Live Performance @Midnight! Cremosa is Simona Duque- DJ, fashion designer, 2nd generation Colombiana, dancer, & radical queer bruja femme. Expressing decolonized Latinidad, Cremosa remixes traditional indigenous textiles into colorful streetwear, and diverse music genres into wild inclusive dance parties.
12/5 FIRST SATURDAY! Live Salsa, DJs, & Baila w/ Guataca, Geko Jones (Que Bajo?!) & Guests. First Saturday is our legendary 4 year running Salsa Party, where we clear the dinner tables & PARTY til 3am!
12/12 Saturday 10pm Live Cuban Timba & Salsa w/ “Salsondria”. Guest DJ & Casino Salsa Dancers
12/13 Sunday 10pm Staff & Friends Talent Showcase & Salon Art Performance Variety by the Cubana Social Staff & Community. Cubana Staff, friends, and customer regulars perform a mix of the wildly talented & wildly silly. Sign up to Show or Perform, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
12/17 Thursday 11pm. (CANCELED) After Dinner, After the Latin Jazz is a special AFTERHOURS at Cubana Live La Mechánica Popular & Surprise Special Guests! La Mechánica Popular – Psychedelic Salsa steeped in 1970’s Salsa Dura & Peruvian Roots layered with experimental synths, guitars, & noise textures. Named Top 3 Latin Acts in the US. Featured on WNYC’s Soundheck with Juana Molina, Performed at Central Park’s Summerstage, Queens museum, Brooklyn museum, BBC, CNN, Washington Post,& Telemundo.www.lamecanicapopular.com/
12/19 Saturday FIESTA DE YEMAYA! A celebration to kick off the end of the 2015 holiday season. While we PARTY our butts off, bellies full of Cuban food & rum, we’ll pay some nonreligious honor to “Yemaya” the Santeria Mother of the Sun, Moon, & Seas. And mucho respeto to our Cuba motherland & mother earth, & seabirds, & mothers in general. Live AfroCuban Salsa by Guataca & Guests. SPECIAL GUEST! DJ Riobamba (Dutty Artz, Pico Picante) Riobamba – Ecuadorian-Lithuanian DJ mixes from her hybrid diaspora roots, worldwide digital dialogue, & bodega soundtracks, Riobamba’s live mixes are a trip through interwoven Youtube news clips and reworked field recordings, acid dembow, crashing baile funk, and screwed ruidosón rave undercurrents in a tribute to unhushed howls of decolonized club culture. http://www.riobamba-dj.com/
12/31 Thursday Cubana Social Presents New Years Eve 2016. Dinner reservations available from 5pm to 11pm. Afro Cuban Son & Salsa. Live Sets at 630, 8, 930. Offering favorites from our regular dinner menu a la carte plus a 3 course, locally sourced special prix fixe.
R E- O C C U R R I N G E V E N T S & S P E C I A L S
HAPPY HOUR – Monday thru Friday 4-7pm, 2 for 1 Mojitos + $3 Beers + $1 off Wines + Bocaditos Menu
MONDAYS – HALF OFF WINE Half priced bottles from our Entire Wine List
TUESDAYS Mornings 11am Open Community Vinyasa Yoga w/ Rebecca deRosa. Sliding Scale Donation. Free tea gathering after class.
WEDNESDAYS – BURGER NIGHT $10 Burger + Fries & 2 for 1 Beers All Night. Choice of Grassfed Burger or Veg Black Bean & Shitake Burger
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS – AFRO LATIN JAZZ Afro-Jazz & Fusion Live Sets + Feel good music til late. 8pm-12am
SATURDAYS – LIVE SALSA & FOLKLORIC AFRO-LATIN ROOTS Live Traditional Cuban Salsa w/ “Guataca” + throwback Afro-Latin, roots, salsa & funk, + electropico. 10pm-2am
** FIRST SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH WE BAILA TIL 3AM – LIVE SALSA + RESEIDENT DJ GEKO JONES (Dutty Artz, Que Bajo)
ABOUT CUBANA SOCIAL’S MUSIC PROGRAM Midcentury Havana meets Brooklyn with a curated calendar of mostly Brooklyn based musicians performing Live Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Beat, & Salsa paired with DJs selecting music for dancing & enjoying with friends, cocktails, & late night eats.
Past DJs include: Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Nickodemus, Turmix, Chief Boima, Jubilee, Mickey Perez, Nolita Selector, Common, Black Lauren, Riobamba, Yung Drhu, Shomi Noise, Cremosa, Asho, Amber Valentine, Select, Sean B, Scallywag, ARQ, Black Lauren, Edgaro, Kevin Graves, Tres Dos, Ian Michael Jackson, Amylulita, Lupe Loop, & more.
Past Performers include: Debo Ethiopian Band, Eric Kalb (Sharon Jones), Doble Filo, Los Hatcheros, East River Latin, Salsondria, Wayne Tucker, Etienne Charles, Dylan Shamat, Al Street (Lee Fields), Josh Levine, Kathleen Murray, Felix Pastorius, Devin Collons, Chris Ward, Spanglish Fly, Itai Kriss, Unity, Los Watcheros, Rad Pony, People at Parties, Xenia Rubinos, & more.