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Kubaneando was held at the Spanish Centre on the 27th of September 2014.

All the greats were present for the Kubaneando fiesta- Dj Kubanito, Eric Turro, El Moro, Chukale, Romina Anaquin and yours truly “Mr Mojito” with his timbiriche. This one was a night to be remembered. I am almost certain that even those souped up on Mojitos would remember the spectacular dancing of El Moro and Romina Anaquin (see photos below), the soulstifying grooves of Chukale, and the ever so gargantuan presence of Dj Cubanito.

A cake in the shape of a domino with the Cuban flag decorated over it was up for grabs in the raffle. The theme was obviously Cuba – and even though there was a poor turnout for the Cuban Domino tournament, the Cuban Rum flowed in quantities, Cuban salsa was on the dance menu, Cuban Arroz Congri and bistek Cubano.

I had brought large quantities of organic mint and fresh limes from the garden, and the newly built timbiriche (beach kiosk/bungalow) was a great success!

Some of the guests came in a mini-bus from Northern New South Whales – they were here for the salsa workshop and also for my Mojitos!

The Kubaneando party was a great night. I had a blast, I am sure that next year will be even bigger!

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Girl with flamenco habanico

The Spanish Centre – Feria de Abril

The Spanish Centre – Feria de Abril

The Spanish Centre – La Feria de Abril 2014. It was the 12th of April 2014 and this typical Seville Festival was organised at the Spanish Centre, Acacia Ridge. It was a great success as Spanish foods including Jamon Serrano, Quesos and tapas (Patatas Bravas, Chorizo, Gambas al ajillo and more) were on display and available for purchase. There were also Vinos Tintos (Spanish Red Wines), Cervezas and Sangria to wash the food down with. The foosball table got a great work out and so did the dance floor.

Griffith University’s School of Linguistics was present and offering information about their Spanish courses for those who want to learn Español.

But the highlight of the night was when the show started as 3 fiery and passionate Flamenco dancers came out and delivered a spectacular display of traditional Flamenco dancing and singing. Flamenco Del Mar (lead by Marina Tamayo) and their guitarist demonstrated vivid red coloured dresses, castañetas and classical Spanish guitar. They brought the entire club to their feet and stomping their heels, clapping their hands. The party got hot, real hot and it was time for another cerveza. Olé!!!

The Spanish Centre is a social club that promotes soccer, Spanish Foods, Spanish Drinks and other cultures. It is a not profit organisation located at 244 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge. The Spanish Centre can be contacted on (07) 3277 1612.