SALSA KINGS 2 ft. DJs Lubi, Fabio Bahia, Dr Salsa
The Hi-Fi Club, Leeds.
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After 3 years since they last DJ'd together, Leeds So, they are doing it again - same DJs (Lubi,
music legends Lubi Jovanovic (DJ Lubi), Fabio Bahia and George Donoghue (Dr
Salsa) reunited for a one off
party called "Salsa
Kings" at the Hifi Club in Leeds
in March. Ove 150 dancers came from across the north of England and a great time was had by all.
Salsa), same venue (Hifi
Club Leeds), same timings (6-11pm), same format (no dance classes or live band just dancing), same ticket price (£8 advance, more on the door), same great music
policy (salsa all styles plus some Cuban and Dominican music).
scene even before they launched Calle Ocho Leeds and their combined DJ experience comes to over 100 years. Here's a quick summary of their careers :
don who started the
scene up north in Yorkshire back in 1986 with his Club Afro Latino session in Leeds. In the 80s and 90s, he DJ'd across the north and down to London and his latin jazz and
bands spread the
gospel across the UK with their live sets. His weekly Leeds
salsa/Latin party "Casa Latina" from 1995-2002, drew dancers from across the north and was the template for all
nights that followed. In the early 2000s, he began curating
compilations for many labels (including Fania Records), and from this, he was invited to DJ at festivals and clubs across the EU and beyond (Los Angeles, Gran Canaria, Singapore, Turkey). He has been promoting live
salsa/Cuban music since the late 1980s and still does so today. Since the pandemic repening, he has stepped back from the
scene as a promoter though
he still DJs guest slots across the north when invited.
salsa/reggaeton/Latin party sounds in one, hip-hop/r'n'b in the other. Fabio also had his own resident
nights in Leeds and they co-promoted all the best live
gigs in Leeds from 2006 onwards to 2019 including La Excelencia (New York), Asere (Cuba), Tromboranga (Spain) and La Maxima 79 (Italy). Fabio is also the number one northern Brazilian music DJ and promoter and has been for over two decades.
Salsa), was involved in the Scottish
scene from the mid-1990s. He began as a dancer then became a dance teacher and DJ before hosting the best parties up north. His long standing "Havana" sessions in Glasgow are legendary. He was involved in the Scottish
Congress from it's start in 2009 to 2019 and was a regular visitor to Lubi's Casa Latina club in Leeds in the late 90s to catch the visiting New York
bands. He and Lubi began working together in 2000 when Lubi first DJ'd a Dr
event. In 2008, George moved to Leeds for work and so linked up with Lubi and Fabio on various events.
2020. Then covid shutdown the world, all 2020 Calle Ocho parties were cancelled and when the full reopening came in July 2021, the venue didn't want the session back. All 3 DJs were busy with other things, both business and personal, and so Calle Ocho finished for good. The last time they all DJ'd together was at the end of January 2020 at the last ever Calle Ocho session.
reunion in March 2023, The
After 3 years since they last DJ'd together, Leeds
So, they are doing it again - same DJs (Lubi,