La Rumba Buena: Redeeming the Soul of the Torontonian Salsa Lover One Night at a Time

By Sebastién Pol

For Garret (DJ Drumspeak) it all began with a mix tape of Willy Colon, Joe Cuba, and Tito Puente he listened to as a teenager. For Anton (DJ Blancon) it all began with La Murga’s trombone intro one night in a bar in Stockholm. Today, after years of exploring a multiplicity of Latin rhythms and collecting hundreds of records from around the world, it is precisely the love for classic salsa what brought them together to make La Rumba Buena[i]; a night exclusively dedicated to salsa brava[ii] in Toronto where you can dance your heart out just as if you were in the barrios[iii] of Cali, San Juan, el Callao, or Havana.

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