The Number One Latin Music Bar In The Czech Republic
Experts say that La Macumba is the Latin bar chosen by tourists as the number one among the best places for fun with Afro-Caribbean music to visit in the capital of the Czech Republic.
Every day (except Sundays) are days of continuous eleven-hour parties (from 5:00 PM to 4:00 AM) in a Cuban atmosphere and at the cost for admission of approximately five euros.
Saturday nights are the busiest days, thus it is recommended to go before 11:00 PM to dance on the dance floor having a great space. Likewise, to order your favorite cocktail you don’t need to know the Czech language because the bartenders are Cuban and speak Spanish, so your fun will never disappear neither an instant.
To attend La Macumba you must wear casual clothing and not carry excess belongings because inside there is little space to sit and leave them. The environment is designed with an American car from the 50s, there is an area allusive to the streets of Havana, and added to this, all the decoration includes the illusion of beaches and palm trees of the Cuban capital, so your stay in the bar will be one of the fastest trips you will make to Havana in one night.
The recommended minimum limit to have fun inside the Latin bar is two hours due to a large number of activities, the best DJs in Prague mixing the greatest hits of Latin music (DJ Alejandro, DJ Chocolino, DJ Lázaro, DJ Mario, and DJ El Rey), theme parties with a program and demonstrations several times a week, and various instructors who teach amateurs and enthusiasts to move to the Salsa rhythm.
The owners of the Macumba are the dancer Mandy Valdés and Robert Šmítek.
Mandy is a Cuban immigrant with many years of experience as an instructor in the Czech Republic. He was one of the first Salsa teachers in the country and many of today’s teachers were his students. Mandy in addition to the Salsa, teaches Cha-Cha, Merengue, and Bachata. Also, he played percussion in various Cuban bands and still performs occasionally.
Mandy can convey a love for Salsa and dance techniques with patience and humor. He is aware that each learner assimilates the lessons at his/her speed, so he generates an individual approach throughout the teaching stage.
His classes are based on mastering the basic movements that should look elegant and natural. “You won’t see so many variations dancing in Cuba, but the dancers are incredible and sensual. And that’s what Hot Salsa is all about. Salsa is not science, it’s fun”. Mandy commented.
On the one hand, Robert began dancing at 16 years old in dance clubs in the country. He has been a champion in dance performance since 1999, Czech vice-champion, a semi-finalist at the World Championships. He won the Cup in Torino (Italy) and first place in the Salsa championship of the Czech Republic in 2002, just to mention some of his greatest successes.
The name of the bar La “Macumba” means black magic in the Latin American world and just in the heart of Havana, the people enjoy with great interest a club called with this name, “Macumba”, which is the most sought-after and popular company in Caribbean island. It is why Robert and Mandy decided to bring this positive Latin American charm to this golden city located in the heart of Europe, Prague.
This Latin bar has Salsa lessons every day. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, the Salsaholics professors are teaching the Casino or Salsa Rueda style. In these lessons, you will have a lot of partner swapping and the dynamics are very natural as well as fun. Here, you will get a wide skill of performing figures led by a lead dancer.
Also in La Macumba, you can learn Cuban Salsa with the instructor León. The experienced teacher León and his dance partner Saška will introduce you to the tradition of the Afro-Caribbean land so that you can feel and understand the roots of Salsa. The classes have twirls and dance steps of this genre that are increasingly the connecting of joy in people around the world. You can find León at this club every Monday and Thursday.
La Macumba Is The Number One Latin Music Bar In The Czech Republic
Venue: Štefánikova 230/7 150 00 Prague 5-Anděl, Czech Republic