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Where to dance
Paris’s can’t-miss clubs
Updated as at November 13, 2011
A (hopefully) up-to-date list and quick description of salsa clubs in Paris, France.
Latest news and additions :
Phil & Madj Friday party moves to another (near-by) venue ;
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Phil & Madj launch Saturday monthly parties @ Café Louise ;
Mambo @Djoon no longer a weekly party ;
Updated info for Balajo & O’Sullivan’s ;
Moving de Thiais and United parties info added.
Roberto el Cubano
The long arm of Parisian salsa
Getting down to Cuban sounds
Roberto el Cubano was interviewed on October 14, 2005 in his apartment in Paris, accompanied by Rikke, his Danish girlfriend, and Carla, their daughter. Over a great lunch and the sounds of Pablo Milanes and an auditory sampling of reggaeton, he talked about his experience of Parisian salsa.
Roberto El Cubano.
Describe the context in which you grew up ?
I was born in Havana. My father was an intellectual who worked as an engineer, and also was a professor at the University, but he (...)(... lire la suite)
Paris’s own DJ Gabriel
Papa Gabriel shakes the pistes
Mixing it up with the gods of salsa
Gabriel and Willy behind the tables at Les Etoiles, June 17, 2005.
It’s Friday night, June 17, 2005 and on the marble floor of Les Etoiles, the level of heat generated by the sparks from DJ Willy’s turntables is making the dancers shine. Gabriel came to the club tonight to hang out with Willy, and spin a few disks to give him some dance time. When he finally sat down to watch the party, I wrote down some notes on the tablecloth, as we talked. And so now, here are a few small (...)(... lire la suite)
How to get there
Where to find the schools and clubs to make your Parisian salsa experience complete. The postal code is the key to the arrondissement : the last two characters contain the number of the arrondissement, or section of town.(... lire la suite)