an inspirational and engaging teacher, a dedicated and skilled specialist Cuban DJ who drives casineros to the dance floor, a warm and humorous Master of Ceremonies and an innovative promoter.
Rich is a Spanish speaker and an instinctive and experienced dancer, his distinctive funky take on contemporary Cuban Casino and Rueda de Casino, on 1 and in contratiempo (Son timing) being what he’s best known for.
Rich is thrilled to have been called on to participate in every major Cuban congress and weekender around the country. As well as this, he has hosted and co-hosted some of the capital’s most vital and long standing Cuban nights, including La Clave Cubana in Brixton, Cuban Rhum Jungle in the City and Havana Central in the West End. His latest weekly project, Cuban Hideaway Live, featuring live Cuban music, classes and club is currently thrilling the folks in South London.
He is also resident on the decks in the Cuban Room at London’s monthly super club, El Grande in Vauxhall. And is tickled pink to have been called on to support top Cuban bands who have visited the capital, including Los Van Van, Bamboleo, Azucar Negra and Calle Real, and Maikel Blanco and Los Muñequitos de Matanzas in Munich.