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Cuban Salsa Congress Bournemouth 2011

Cuban Salsa Congress Bournemouth 2011

Playing tracks by

Alexander Abreu Y Havana D'Primera, Mayimbe y Barbaro Fines, Combinacion De La Habana, Evaristo, Manolito Simonet y Su Trabuco and more.

Recorded in 2011 Live at midnight Sunday at the Cuban Salsa Congress in Bournemouth.

It's an unexpected last minute set. Only that afternoon I was asked to DJ at the after-party and luckily I have my music with me.

A few hours before I'm due to play, I'm enjoying the main party and the band has just come on. They're a cuban rumba band and don't play any salsa. The second room normally plays Bachata and Kizomba but doesn't open until 1am. Suddenly Enrique comes up to me and says he wants to open the second room early for people who don't like rumba and would I mind playing some Cuban salsa?

5 minutes later I'm DJing in the Lucullus room. When I start the room is completely empty but then Enrique announces it is open and by halfway through 'Intro del Mayime' the room is packed. It was amazing night and this is one of my favourite live sets.