The Last Mambo
My relentless search for more Bay Area salsa history continues. I just stumbled on to a great resource–the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive. A moving image collection which presents sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 4000 hours of local newsfilm, documentaries and other programs have been donated to the J. Paul Leonard Library by broadcasters, production companies and private individuals, to be preserved as an academic resource. A special thanks to Alex, the archivist, who is really helpful
Check out Cuban inspired art exhibit at the Video Room 4364 Piedmont Ave Ste A, Oakland ·Sketches, paintings and photographs that will put you in the mood for mambo. Open every day until 8 PM until end of August.
Then dig in at OUR CUBAN KITCHEN, “pops up” at the Guerilla Cafe, 1620 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, PH: 510-336-3085, Saturday, July 28, 6-9:30 p.m., These guys cooked up some great ropa vieja at Cock-a doodle last year.
Finally work up a sweat at Will Campa performing at Yoshi’s. It’s all good.
See you on the dance floor