That’s right! Carlos Santana, the legendary latin rock artist, will be performing live at Cricket Wireless here in San Diego tomorrow Tuesday September 30th.
I was lucky to get some VIP tickets for the performance and I look forward to hearing him in concert. Santana, as most of you know, is credited with popularizing Latin music through the years with many hits such as “Oye Come Va” and “Black Magic Woman.” Both of these songs are enjoyed by dancers as they follow cha cha cha beat and are club favorites.
Picoso founder Eli Rosenblatt began playing guitar at thirteen.He has played many styles of music including blues, salsa, son, reggae, jazz, Brazilian, Zimbabwean and Malian. He got hooked on Latin Music at age sixteen and has been writing dance music since that time.Along with the other members of Picoso, the band is well known in their hometown of Seattle, WA.To get a sense of how they play salsa I’ve included this video clip here for you to check out:
Santo Rico Dance Company is coming to San Diego as part of a weekend of workshops and performances this November 14th-15th, 2008.
The talented dance company, as many of you might know, has been busy since 1996 spreading salsa dancing throughout the world.The group is credited as being one of the longest standing performance teams in the world with exposure in over 25 countries and over 40 U.S. cities.They are well known for their famous choreography called the “Santo Rico Spinning Technique” and have influenced a great many salsa performance groups over the years.
Santo Rico Dance Company has performed for some of salsa dancing’s biggest names including Gilberto Santo Rosa, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, and Victor Manuelle.
For many in the Salsa and Latin dance scene, Bachata is not as well known as the other Latin dances.Indeed, when it comes to this native Dominican dance many of us know very little about the influences that formed what we understand today as bachata.Fortunately, others have extensively studied the history of bachata dance and compiled their findings.
An interesting aspect about Deborah’s book is the comparison that she makes between the development of Bachata and Rap music. She identifies that both genres share a parallel history in the way both became more main stream and respectable.
Check out the book and share your thoughts about it by leaving a comment. Enjoy!
It was a busy weekend for San Diego dancers and music lovers as both the San Diego Salsa Festival and Street Scene took place this last weekend. Both events had tons of performers and it would be great to hear from reader’s out there that attended both about your experiences.
Along with the original schedule of salsa dance workshops, this updated schedule below of salsa performers has the additions of Richardo and Michelle (Pretty Boys & Girls Dance Co.), Jo and Jo (Afeenix Dance Company), and Edwin Rivera and Ashley Dawson (From “So You Think You Can Dance?”). Most if not all of the performers are in competition to receive a coveted spot for the World Salsa Championships.
For those of you not familiar with the brother and sister salsa duo, the video here is a promotional training video about them. (Although I don’t support one studio over another, Junior and Emily definitely stand out amongst the crowd for their national exposure.)
To find out more information about the group, I know that Alex Tiger is part of the Pro Team and is also an Assistant Organizer with the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup. Feel free to sign up for the San Diego Salsa and Latin Dancing Meetup group if you are not already a member!