La Pelanga . Tributo a Joe Arroyo
10pm – 2am . Friday Sept. 9
La Peña . 3105 Shattuck Avenue . Berkeley
All ages . $5-20
¡Sí hay pelanga!
Once again we’ll be bringing together our community around a crazy, positive dance floor and some really good music. We’ll be cooking up our tasty stew of cumbia, salsa dura, soukous, reggaetón, samba, plena, coupé decalé, merengue, champeta, konpa, funaná, currulao, and any other fresh ingredients that we find in our crates.This time we pay special tribute to Joe Arroyo, the man who could squeeze all these musical genres into one song. You can read/see/hear/dance more about him here:
La Pelanga officially declares this month El Mes del Joe, and we’ll be posting some (more) of our favorite tracks here. (Any requests? You can post them in the comments, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Admission is $5-20 sliding scale. Part of the proceeds go to benefit La Peña Cultural Center.
¡Allá nos vemos!
Hopefully you all aware of our upcoming Pelanga en La Peña this Saturday, May 7th. Pelangas have blessed us in many ways, one of which is the joy we get from seeing so many of you dance and lose yourself in the music. But one thing we haven’t been able to ignore is seeing so many beautiful women dancing solo. Now it needs to be said that we really love that Pelangas have a culture of everyone being very respectful — especially toward women who very much appreciate not feeling hounded and harassed by men. But men, that’s no reason to be wall flowers. We understand that dancing can be intimidating, especially with someone you may not know. But don’t worry su pelangueros are here to help, or rather Oscar De Leon (Venezuela’s most famous salsero). Here he is performing his merengue hit Juanita Morel backed by Conjunto Quisqueya. Now take note, he’s just dipping and rolling with a simple spin. Watch, repeat and practice in front of a mirror. Men, you can do this and have a line of dance partners waiting on you all night. Gold medallion is optional.
Saturday, May 7 at 9:30pm – 1:30am
At La Peña
3105 Shattuck Ave.
You packed the house last time, so we’re bringing it back! Once again we’ll be cooking up our tasty stew of cumbia, salsa dura, soukous, reggaetón, samba, plena, coupé decalé, merengue, champeta, konpa, funaná, currulao, and any other fresh ingredients that we’ve come across in our travels.
Admission is $5. Part of the proceeds go to benefit La Peña Cultural Center.
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(DJs China Tu Madre, Franz Tunda, Papicultor and Posoule)
For all those who have requested to be on our mailing list you already know that tomorrow night, Friday, February 25 we are bringing La Pelanga to our friends at La Peña in Berekley, CA. (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA). From 9:30pm – late we’ll be transforming their bar/lounge area into our musical kitchen to bring you the hottest bailables in the Bay. If you’ve been to our parties before, you know what we like to cook up—a tasty stew of cumbia, salsa dura, soukous, reggaetón, samba, plena, coupé decalé, merengue, champeta, konpa, funaná, currulao, … in fact here’s a little taste
So bring your favorite people and come work the dance floor!
$5-20 (All Pelanga proceeds will fund the flood relief efforts in Colombia.)
see more info on our Face Book page.