Sunday, 5 October 2014

My trip to Luanda,Kizomba and the Latino Nights

Most people in the Oil&Gas business know that Angola is not a fancy destination. To be honest, I was not very keen about this trip.

All I knew about Angola were the stories from my dad about the Cuban intervention in this small country in Africa. The civil war had just finished a few years ago and it was very evident that the city infrastructure needed some improvement.

Food was amazing and expensive. I love sea food. I grew up in a city right next to the ocean. So Luanda was good for me. I got a driver everyday to pick me up from the house and take me to the office. A short distance, maybe a 20 minutes drive. It was in those morning and afternoon rides that I got to know a little bit about the "musica angoleña". It was contagious and sensual. David, my driver, was very patient and kind with my poor Portuguese (which I had not practice for many years).

On my last day, he took me to a street market where I got lot of music (including some Kizomba). This short paragraph probably illustrates my memories from Luanda. Amazing food, wonderful people and great music in the middle of Africa.

Last Friday, some Latinos approach me at La Fiesta Latina and said why we were playing some Kizomba ? That if we want to play this music we should advertise as African-Latino Night. I did not have an answer for that. However, we all know they were right. We should be honest and transparent with customers. We will. It is not very honest to advertise something that you actually do not deliver. Misleading customers is bad. We will not do it. We will stick to our Latino Nights. Que viva la Salsa, el Merengue y la Bachata.

Are we missing something ? Please post in the comments below. Gracias

La Fiesta Latina

Next Friday 10 October

8pm-9pm Salsa Class for Beginners. £5/£3 students
9pm-Midnight Latino Night (Salsa, Merengue & Bachata). £3

Monday, 25 August 2014

Bachata Hits from Enrique Iglesias

El Perdedor


La Fiesta Latina, Aberdeen

Every Friday

8pm-9pm Salsa Class for Beginners
9pm-11pm Salsa, Merengue & Bachata Party

Bardots (aka The Cotton Club)
34 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EP

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Salsa ! The best Latino Songs this week in the US

The best Latino songs in the US this week. This ranking is based on Airplay by monitoring Latino radio stations in more than 140 markets across the United States. This ranking includes  salsamerenguebachata,reggaetoncumbia and vallenato. 

Enjoy it !

No 7 - Marc Anthony - Flor Palida

No 6 - Prince Royce - Soy El Mismo

No 5 - Chino y Nacho - Tu Me Quemas

No 4 - Carlos Vives - Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar

No 3 - Karlos Rose - Niña de mi Corazon 

No 2- Romeo Santos - Eres Mia 

No 1 - Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Spanish Version)

Yes ! We will play all of them y "La Mejor Salsa de todos los tiempos" at La Fiesta Latina. (Starts Friday 29 Aug 2014 at Bardots, Aberdeen.)

Every Friday

8pm-9pm Salsa Class for Beginners 
9pm - 11pm Salsa, Merengue & Bachata Party

34 Justice Mill Lane, AB11 6EP
Bardots (aka The Cotton Club)

Are we missing your favourite Salsa, Merengue or Bachata song ? Please let us know in the comments below and we will do out best to play it ! Gracias

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Enrique Iglesias, El Perdedor, Bachata 2014

Bachata from Enrique Iglesias !

The best from Enrique Iglesias en La Fiesta Latina

The only Latino Night in Aberdeen !

Every Friday from Fri 29th Aug 2014

8:00pm Salsa Class for Beginners
9:00 Salsa, Merengue & Bachata Party

After 11pm Chart, Urban & Club House Music
34 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen
AB11 6EP

Entry: £5 / £3 students

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Salsa Aberdeen - Glass Cases for Sale

For sale 5 glass cases. Different sizes. Ideal for a bar/restaurant.Stackable. Great condition. £35 includes approx 24 1/2 pint glasses. Call 07876474405. Delivery available.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Salsa Aberdeen - Aberdeen University Dance Society Performance

Salsa in Aberdeen. Nice video from AUDS. These guys have been working hard! Well done :)

If you fancy to join our salsa dancing classes in Aberdeen, visit us at

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Salsa Night at The Forum, Aberdeen

The Forum is a lovely and huge venue in Aberdeen City Center. The Forum is part of the PBDevco Group.

There is a regular Salsa Night at The Forum. It is one of the most attractive Salsa Nights in town.

The Forum is comprised of two floors: The balcony area overlooks the main hall and this offers a stunning, modern cocktail lounge with a vibrant and chic atmosphere, perfect for intimate gatherings or VIP guests. In addition the main hall continues the art deco theme of the original building and boasts a bar and public facilities, a theatre-sized stage and the biggest plasma screen in the City, using the latest digital technology. The Forum has an excellent sound and light system and is equally suited for shows, weddings, conferences and dinner dances, as it is for fashion shows, exhibitions and product launches. With a capacity for anything from 60-600 people, The Forum is a must-see for corporate hospitality and private functions.

Learn to dance salsa, please visit for further details !

Salsa Night Forum Aberdeen

If you know when the next Salsa Night is, please let us know by posting in the comments below.

Friday, 28 February 2014

New Release - The Salsa Giants

Super producer Sergio George and his collective of living legends, the Salsa Giants, have just released their new single "Bajo La Tormenta" which features Oscar D'Leon, Tito Nieves, Jose Alberto "El Canario," India, Ismael Miranda, Andy Montañez, Cheo Feliciano and Willy Chirinos. Tremendo tema !

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Three Salsa Songs for Beginners

Our three best choices for those learning to dance salsa. Clarity on the beats and slow timing. Remember practice makes perfection !

Salsa Dancing Classes with Latino Teachers by Salsa Aberdeen - Latin Beats

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

7 reasons to start SALSA dancing today !

Reason  # 1
Salsa dancing is a great way to get into shape. Whether you take salsa lessons, join a team, or go out dancing several times a week, salsa is a full-body aerobic workout that works all your core muscle groups such as your abs, hips, and legs. Salsa dancing is a fun way to burn calories and tone your muscles, and it's a lot more fun than running on a treadmill at a smelly gym!

Find the other 6 at:

Friday, 3 January 2014

Salsa Christmas Song - The best Xmas song a ritmo de Salsa !!!

This is song from "Los Toribianitos" a children choir from Peru. The photo is from Union Street, the main Street in Aberdeen, Scotland. If you like this song please share it !!!