Arts & Entertainment

Dancing is back thanks to Palacio de la Rumba

Now that venues are open once again, and dancing is allowed, many of us have been hanging out for the perfect opportunity o blow off some steam. This weekend Cub York will play host to Palacio de la Rumba, which will provide just that.

Australia’s only Afro-Cuban Orquesta Palacio de la Rumba, along  with four dancers from Sydney’s first Mambo Academy Dance Mambo directed by Adrian Medina, Will takeover the funky Red Room of Club York.

Palacio de la Rumba continues to exceed expectations with diverse, dynamic performances that keep the Latin big band tradition alive. Built on the Afro-Caribbean past, Latin Jazz is a major force shaping contemporary Australian musical culture.

This Friday Palacio de la Rumba will delve into the imaginative Afro-Cuban songbook to perform & dance along to music by Elio Villafranca, Gai Bryant, George Russell, Rebeca Mauleón, Chano Pozo and Wayne Wallace alongside a parade of stellar guests including John Hoffman, James Greening, Giorgio Rojas, Juan Carlos Allende, Daniel Pliner, Adrian Medina and the Dance Mambo.

The club’s dedicated dance floor will pulsate with the sounds of bomba, cha cha chá, traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and classic Cuban music styles. This is a night of celebration for the universal power of rhythm and the beauty of Afro-Caribbean culture.

Come along listen to some beautiful music & watch some wonderful dancing before then getting up to shake a tail feather of your own.

This isn’t just one for the adults either, under 18 are more than welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Dec 3. Club York, 95-99 YorkSt, Sydney. $27.46-$38.01+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.eventbrite.com