In Spanish, the word “rumba” means party, a concept that sums up the spirits and Latin flavor that Lima native Antonio Diaz brings to his adopted hometown of Bellingham.
A chef, musician and award-winning salsa dancer, Diaz serves up casual Peruvian dare at his downtown deli, Cafe Rumba, and shares the rhythms of Cuba and beyond with the community through Rumba Northwest, the dance company he runs with his wife, Heather. Diaz hosts popular salsa dance nights (occasionally with live music) at Cafe Rumba on the first, second, and third Saturdays of every month.
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