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Where to dance
Paris’s can’t-miss clubs
Updated as at November 13, 2011
A (hopefully) up-to-date list and quick description of salsa clubs in Paris, France.
Latest news and additions :
Phil & Madj Friday party moves to another (near-by) venue ;
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Phil & Madj launch Saturday monthly parties @ Café Louise ;
Mambo @Djoon no longer a weekly party ;
Updated info for Balajo & O’Sullivan’s ;
Moving de Thiais and United parties info added.
Maurice of Les Etoiles
Echoes from Parisian salsa’s past
Maurice was interviewed on November 5, 2005, on a Saturday afternoon following a busy Friday night salsa party at Les Etoiles, one of the oldest homes of salsa in Paris.
Maurice, the man behind Les Etoiles.
Please start by telling me your name.
It’s not important, I am Maurice of Les Etoiles.
How long have you owned Les Etoiles ?
Since 1984. Before I worked in clothing. For several generations in my family we’ve worked in clothes and I became the black sheep of my (...)(... lire la suite)
Paris’s own DJ Gabriel
Papa Gabriel shakes the pistes
Mixing it up with the gods of salsa
Gabriel and Willy behind the tables at Les Etoiles, June 17, 2005.
It’s Friday night, June 17, 2005 and on the marble floor of Les Etoiles, the level of heat generated by the sparks from DJ Willy’s turntables is making the dancers shine. Gabriel came to the club tonight to hang out with Willy, and spin a few disks to give him some dance time. When he finally sat down to watch the party, I wrote down some notes on the tablecloth, as we talked. And so now, here are a few small (...)(... lire la suite)