Calle Ocho Leeds is FIVE YEARS OLD in September 2015!!!
Yes folks, the north's biggest, baddest and best multi-room salsa/kizomba/tropical party has reached half a decade and we're ready to party like crazy to celebrate this. Mark the date in your diaries. Saturday 5th September 2015. The venue, as always since day one, is The Faversham in Leeds. We're pushing the boat out this time with FOUR rooms, NINE DJs and TWO danceteachers. Read on......
***SALSA & KIZOMBA DANCECLASSES***
It's our fifth birthday so we've decided to do TWO danceclasses repesenting what Calle Ocho is about.
SALSA : our special guest salsa danceteacher is SAMET SAHIN, originially from Turkey but now resident in Newcastle and one of the north's top cross body salsa/on2/mambo dancers and teachers. Much respected teacher already and now a performer with his dance company Mambo Factory, we've been wanting to work with him for a few years and finally it's happening. Get down early as this class will be packed.
KIZOMBA : we're happy to announce that we have one of the founding fathers of kizomba in Yorkshire teaching a class for us. Talking about Antonio Filipe aka DJ Sabroso. He's been a guest DJ at Calle Ocho before but never taught a class for us. He needs no introduction to anyone into kizomba in the north of England today so get yourselves down kizombeiros and learn from the original master.
Salsa class starts strictly at 9pm in the main salsa room. Kizomba class begins at 10pm in the Conservatory.
ROOM 1 : SALSA : DJs LUBI, FABIO BAHIA & DR SALSA
We're featuring our original three Calle Ocho salsa DJs in the salsa room, not for any other reason than we believe they are amongst the best salsa DJs in the UK. Between them, they have over 65 years DJ experience, have all played at the top level in salsa congresses/major clubnights, and they totally know what the Calle Ocho salsa room is about. ALL salsa for EVERYONE. Old and new salsa, classic and modern salsa, Nuyorican/Colombian/Cuban/Venezuelan/Peruvian/Puerto Rican salsa, hard and romantica salsa, on2 and on1 salsa. Plus they know when to drop in the son Cubano, mambo, timba and cha cha to keep everyone happy.
ROOM 2 : KIZOMBA/AFROBEATS : DJs CANDJA, EDDY LYRICS & GUEST DJ SABROSO (SHEFFIELD)
The Kizomba Manchester and Iconik resident duo are back rocking the smooth room with tarraxinha, ghetto zouk, kizomba, semba, kuduru, afrohouse and afrobeats. Talking about DJ Candja and Eddy Lyrics. Joining them as guest DJ is Sheffield original kizomba daddy DJ Sabroso....
ROOM 3 : SOUL TRAIN (SOUL/DISCO/CLASSIC
R'N'B/HIPHOP) : DJs MrB & PHILIP CHARLES
Our last three Soul Train rooms were jammed and massively popular so for this 5th birthday, we're bringing back the party spirit. Once again, DJs MrB and Philip Charles will but the boogie in your body with some old school and new school disco, funk, r'n'b, hiphop and dancehall! Salseros, this room is where you forget the "1-2-3-and-5-6-7-and" business and remember that deep down, you are ALL just party people :-)
ROOM 4 ; BACHATA DEN : DJ's LUKE STABLEFORD & FABIO BAHIA
We had to abandon the bachata den for the summer party due to the excessive heat in that tiny room but for this 5th birthday party, IT'S BACK! So, if you love Romeo Santos, Toby Love, Frank Reyes, Hector Acosta, Anthony Santos, El Chaval, Anthony Santos, Monchy & Alexandra and Aventura, this is your spot....
Watch out for our FREE CD giveaway on Facebook. The "share & like" competition is back and we will have a FULL set of ALL the Calle Ocho CDs from the last 5 years PLUS a brand new one PLUS copies of "DJ Lubi Presents Salsa Dura" compilation that Lubi did for Freestyle Records back in 2010. That's some giveaway so be ready....
9pm - salsa class main room
10pm - salsa room opens/kizomba class Conservatory
11pm - kizomba room and bachata den open
12pm - Soul Train room opens
4am - all rooms close and curfew
ENTRY PRICES :
£10 - salsa &/or kizomba class & clubnight
£9 - before 11pm
£10 - after 11pm
Final entry to the club - 2.30am
Curfew all rooms - 4am
Clubnight info :
@[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmRqbHViaS5jb20vOjo=:www.djlubi.com] or firstname.lastname@example.org or email us here at our Calle Ocho Leeds Facebook page
Venue info/directions : @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnRoZWZhdmVyc2hhbS5jb20vOjo=:www.thefaversham.com]
HOTELS NEARBY (5 MINS TAXI - £35 TO £50 A ROOM IF BOOKED NOW) :
Premier Travel Inn City Centre, Ibis City Centre, Holiday Inn Express, Roomz.
FINAL CALLE OCHO LEEDS PARTIES FOR 2015 :
Sat 14th November : RUMBEROS @ Unity, Wakefield - a Calle Ocho & Salsa McQuire co-promotion with 3 rooms - salsa, Cuban, kizomba - in an amzing 1200 capacity venue - early bird tickets £10 and onsale NOW!
Sat 19th December : CALLE OCHO XMAS PARTY - our annual Christmas party and the final event of 2015
*** mark the dates in your diaries - more info soon***
Finally, we would like to thank ALL the artists who have DJ'd and taught for us in the last five years at Calle Ocho. It's been a pleasure to have you here. There are too many to mention in this event but we'll be posting old fliers with thank you's in this FB event in the run up to the 5th birthday . Most of all, we'd like to thank some of our original DJs who helped us make Calle Ocho what it is today but who have moved abroad to Spain, Cyprus and Portugal. We're talking about DJs Anita (Anna De Orte), Silvao and Dico. Without you guys, we wouldn't be what we are today. Big thanks and big love. Big respect to The Faversham for sticking with salsa/kizomba/urban Latino for the last half decade plus respect to our sound engineer Martin "Big Hair" Dixon. Also lots of love to ProDanceFloors for our amazing congress level wooden dancefloor in the salsa room.
Last of all, a huge THANK YOU to all of you Calle Ocho people who keep coming back each time. Our first party in 2010 had 467 people attending. Our most recent one Easter 2015 had 442 attending. We think 5 years on that is pretty amazing achievement and proof we must be doing something right. As long as you keep coming, we'll keep doing Calle Ocho parties. Here's to the next 5 years :-)
DJ LUBI & FABIO BAHIA
Calle Ocho Promoters/DJs/Hosts
Calle Ocho Leeds is FIVE YEARS OLD in September 2015!!!