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Visual Salsa: A new way of feeling the Rhythm

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Do you like Salsa music?

Would you want to understand it better, truly express it in your dancing,
feeling the rhythm just like a native born dancer, without having to think about it all the time?

We hope you do, and are working on making it possible for you. We want you to be a part of a new, online Salsa Rhythm course we are creating, experimenting with new ways of rapidly mastering Salsa music. You will help us to custom tailor the course in the way which will work best for you.

Starting small, with a simple widget that will take you through a Salsa song and show you the basic footsteps (whether you are On-1 dancer, On-2 dancer, or interested in both), synchronized with the music and following it. The idea behind this method is to present the sense of repetitive musical patterns in a way other than simply counting numbers. Maybe it will work better for you, who knows? Let’s try!

Go ahead, Try it

The song you will begin with is called “Viva La Esperanza” from “Salsa Kids”. To start, simply hit the blue “play” button on the widget below:

Did you like this widget? Did you find it fun?

We love to hear your feedback. We will be creating additional widgets and similar content in the coming days, and publish them here, in our blog. Please, do leave your feedback – whether positive, negative, or any questions you may have – we want to learn from you what works best, improve and build the most effective Salsa Rhythm course for you.

You can either leave a comment below, use our Facebook page or send us a mail to support@salsarhythmsoftware.com if you wish. We read and answer every mail!

Special thanks to Gadi Evron and John “salseroblanko” for their ideas of creating this widget and publishing it in this blog.

If you would like to help too, contact us and we will give you the complete instructions how you can embed this HTML widget in your own website :) Happy dancing!

Salsa Music for the New Year and XMAS

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A new year is coming, and what’s the best way to celebrate? Salsa, of course!

We have put together a compilation of New Year and Christmas Salsa music you can listen free from youtube, also several Salsa CDs you can get from Amazon. So let the fun begin!

Timing Videos

We have created several Salsa Rhythm & Timing videos for New Year songs:

Click here for the complete blog post about these songs, including lyrics, explanations and much more useful information!

Christmas Salsa Collections

For those of you who prefer purchasing CDs/Salsa Collections, here are recommended Christmas Salsa collections on Amazon, all are available for 10$USD or less. A great Christmas gift for yourself or friends who dance:


Feliz Navidad
Hector Lavoe, Yomo Toro & Daniel Santos

Asi Es Nuestra Navidad
Gilberto Santa Rosa & El Gran Combo

Ponle Salsa A Tu Navidad
Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron

Additional songs

What’s your favorite new year Salsa song? Leave a comment & let us know!

A great documentary about Timba in Cuba

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Our most recent Salsa Timing Video featured a Timba song. Timba is a genre of music from Cuban origin, sometimes referred to as “Cuban Salsa”.

The song we chose was “El Repartero De La Habana”, performed by Sama Y El Expreso De Oriente. You can watch the video here:

Today we bring you a documentary program about the Timba in cuba, or more specifically – “Team Cuba”. Team Cuba was formed back in 1998 by the 7 most popular bands at that time, with the mission of spreading the Cuban Timba and sharing it with the rest of the world. The following video tells their story, featuring live concert clips with many famous Timba bands, an interviews with influencers in the Timba music, including Juan Formell (“Los Van Van”), Issac Delgado, amongst many others.

Despite the quality of the recording, the story itself fascinating for anyone interested in Latin music and Cuban Timba. Watch the video and learn what Timba is directly from the makers of this high-energy dance music:

Many thanks to Michael “Che” and for TimbreMayor for sharing this great resource with us. What do you feel about Timba? Would you consider Timba as a part of Salsa or as a distinct genre? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

Hong Kong Mambo – A new Salsa timing video

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Getting back from a two-month vacation in South America, it’s the time for a new Salsa Timing Video. This time, Tito Puente, “The Mambo King”, with a great Mambo song.

As you can see, this video is “On-2″ (New York Style). After releasing our first On-2 video, “La Llave”, we received a lot of positive feedback, so we decided to create another one. This video also features an illustration of the Timbales patterns. You can find an explanation about these patterns in our blog post “The key to dancing Salsa On-2″:

http://www.salsabeatmachine.org/blog/2011/01/the-key-to-dancing-salsa-on-2/

While Tito Puente is recognized as a world-class Timbales player, and some even believe he is the best Timbales player of all times, it’s less known that he also played the Vibraphone and the Marimba. In this song, Hong Kong Mambo, you can hear his talent playing the Marimba. The marimba has a key role in the piece, playing the melody.

A few things to notice about the congas:

  1. It’s easy to notice the Slap sound of the conga drums, look for it whenever the instructor says “2″ or “6″. The first slap is at 00:07.
  2. At 03:15, the Congas improvise for 2-phrases, which can be clearly heard.

 

The Key to Dancing Salsa “On-2″

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Dancing Salsa “On-2″ is very popular amongst our users, and we have received many requests to create a Salsa timing video that illustrates the “On-2″ foot step pattern. Many dancers have trouble finding the “2″ beat and still can’t isolate the percussion patterns that accent that beat. In this timing video we will focus on the Timbales patterns, the Cáscara and the Mambo Bell, both can help you to keep in time when dancing Salsa “On-2″.

The song we chose is “La Llave” by Grupo Latin Vibe (http://www.GrupoLatinVibe.com/). “La Llave” means “The Key” in Spanish, so we hope that this video will provide you the key to unlocking the “On-2″ rhythm and let you unleash your full potential on the dance floor without having to worry whether you are still in time with the music. This is also a relatively slow track (164BPM), and many Salsa dance studios play this song for practicing.

Another thing to notice about this song is the use of a Vibraphone. The vibraphone is a percussion instrument, but it’s also a chromatic one. This means that it can play all sort of notes, and is suitable for playing the melody. The instrument itself resembles a big xylophone with the bars arranged like the keys on a piano keyboard. Many Salsa groups and artists utilize the magical sound of the Virbraphone in their music. Some examples are The New Swing Sextet, La Sonora Carruseles, Louie Ramirez, Joe Cuba Sextet as well as many others.

Gropo Latin Vibe with Tommy Mattioli on the Vibraphone

Grupo Latin Vibe with Tommy Mattioli on the Vibraphone

So here we go, the new timing video:

We will now explain to you the two Timbales patterns illustrated in this video, their relation to the “Clave” pattern and how they can be used to find the “On-2″ beat.

The Cáscara Pattern

Cáscara illustrated in Gold

Cáscara in Gold

Cáscara is the Spanish word for a shell, and it is also the name of a very common timbales pattern. This pattern is played by hitting the shell of the drums with the woodstick.  It is usually played during the verses, either with one or two sticks, and has a direct relation to the Clave. The pattern itself consists of single and double-strokes, and sounds like:

Ta  TaTa  TaTa  TaTa  Ta  TaTa

Each ‘Ta‘ signifies a single stroke and ‘TaTa‘ a double-stroke. We have a single stroke, followed by 3 groups of double strokes, another single stroke, and finally a 4th group of double-strokes. The interesting thing about this pattern is that it starts on beat 2: The first ‘Ta’ in the sequence falls on the second beat of each phrase, that is the beat where the men break backwards when dancing “On-2″. To illustrate this, we will show you the cáscara pattern again, but this time also with the beat numbers:

2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 & 1 &
Ta  TaTa  TaTa  TaTa  Ta  TaTa

The best thing about this pattern is that you don’t actually have to remember all these beats – once you internalize the pattern, by listening to it and memorizing how it sounds, you will be able to pick it up very easily. Then you will be able to find the “2″ beat just by listening for this pattern, and whenever you hear that the pattern repeats and a new iteration begins, you will immediately know this is the “2″ beat and that you ought to break backward with your right foot (or forward with your left foot, if you are the follower).

You can practice this pattern along with the video. All you have to do is to say it aloud (the ‘Ta’ and ‘TaTa’) following along with the timbales animation – whenever their shells highlight in gold there is a stroke of the Cáscara pattern. If you find it hard to follow, you can begin with just saying the ‘Ta’ on the 2nd beat (when the instructor voice says “2″), then you can add the first ‘TaTa’ following immediately on beat 3, and gradually add more ‘Ta’ and ‘TaTa’s until you master the complete pattern.

→ Listen to the Cáscara pattern on the Salsa Beat Machine

The Timbales Bell Pattern

Bell in Purple

Bell in Purple

The Timbales bell is usually played during the chorus and the more energetic parts of the song. In some cases, the Cáscara pattern we discussed above is also played on the timbales bell, but usually it the bell its own distinct pattern that goes as follows:

2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 & 1 &
Ta  TaTaTaTa  TaTaTaTa  TaTaTa

As you can see, this pattern consists of a single, accented stoke on the 2-beat, followed by 3 groups with multiple strokes (each group consists of either 3 or 4 strokes). All you have to look for is that single, accented stroke, and when you hear it you will know you found the “2″ beat and you are dancing in time. Again, you don’t have to remember all the beats in this pattern – once you internalize the sound of this pattern you will learn to recognize it in music and you will be able to dance Salsa in On-2 timing easily.

The bell strokes are indicated in the video using a purple glow. For practicing, you can try spotting the single ‘Ta’ stroke that falls on “2″. Once you can spot is visually in the video, try closing your eyes and see if you can still spot it without the visual clues. Then you can try saying ‘Ta’ on beat 2, and gradually add additional “Ta” sequences until you will be able to read aloud the complete pattern while keeping in time with the music. After you master the bell pattern in this video, you can look for it in additional songs. “Idilio” by Willie Colon, for example, has a very clear bell pattern starting at 02:35.

→ Listen to the Timbales Bell pattern on the Salsa Beat Machine

The Clave

The Clave is a fundamental rhythmic pattern in afro-cuban music. It is usually played with two wooden stick, or by striking a special woodblock mounted on the Timbales set. We are not going to explain this pattern in detail here, but in favor of those who are already familiar with it, we provide a chart to show you how it relates to the other Timbales patterns:

2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 & 1 &  <- Beats
Ta  TaTa  TaTa  TaTa  Ta  TaTa   <- Cáscara
Ta  TaTaTaTa  TaTaTaTa  TaTaTa   <- Bell
X   X       X     X     X        <- Clave Pattern

Each stroke of the Clave is represented by an ‘X’ in this chart. As you can see, the 2-side of the clave (the one with the 2 strokes, on the left) comes together with the accented Ta on both the Cáscara and the Timbales bell patterns. For songs in 2-3 clave, like “La Llave”, this falls on the beat number 2. For songs with 3-2 clave (for example, “La Salsa Nunca Se Acaba” by Susie Hansen), the accented Ta of these patterns still falls on the 2-side of the Clave, which means beat number 6.

Lyrics

You can find the lyrics of the song, along with a full English translation on a distinct blog post:

La Llave by Grupo Latin Vibe Lyrics + Translation

Final Word

We hope that the information presented in this article will serve as another step in your journey towards mastering the Salsa music rhythms. We have done our best to present it in a simple and accurate manner, and we would love to get your feedback about this. You can leave a comment below and share your impressions with us.

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New Year’s Special: Salsa Rhythm & Timing Video

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, we have just completed a new Salsa Rhythm & Timing videos project. We call it the ANET Project – Año Nuevo en Timing , meaning: New year in timing. The goal of the project is to create and publish 3 special rhythm & timing videos with a festive “new year” theme. Following this theme, all the 3 songs we chose are related to celebrating Christmas and the new year.

So let’s dive in…

Bomba De Navidad, Ismael Miranda

Our “bomba” for the Christmas…

Oye compa….
Sabrosa

Mami esto si es verdad
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad
Hay mamita mami
Mami esto si es verdad
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad

Yo me voy con Luis Ramirez a comer lechón
y despues sigue el bacilon en casa de Ramón
Hay mamita mami

Mami esto si es verdad (y lo sabes tu mami)
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad
Hay mamita mami
Mami esto si es verdad
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad

Quintin sonando el bombon,
Rivito en el timbal,
Chino sonando el tambor,
y yo vengo a cantar
sabrosa mi bomba

Mami esto si es verdad
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad
Mami esto si es verdad (mamita mami)
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad

Que vengan los aginaldos la fiesta va empezar
brincando con ron cañita vamo a bacila.
Hay Mamita mami
Mami esto si es verdad
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad
Mami esto si es verdad
que yo quiero bailar contigo esta navidad

Los Reyes magos mami,
te visitaran si en el año te portas bien seguro volveran
muchas cosas rica y linda los reyes te traeran
como tu lo has hecho tan bueno seguro
volveran
Los Reyes magos mami,
te visitaran si en el año te portas bien seguro volveran

Hay tan Margarita y Luisa como bacilaran
cuando vean el monton de cosas que los reyes traeran
Los Reyes magos mami,
te visitaran si en el año te portas bien seguro volveran.

Uno Llega Y Otro Se Va, Orquesta Original De Manzanillo

A Cuban Salsa song, with many Rumba elements, about the new year and its traditions in Cuba:

This song features 3:2 Rumba Clave, Violins, two lead vocals and also “Orishas” (see below). The timing video explains all of the elements, and also includes beat counting and the Salsa basic step synchronized with the rhythm of the song.

Orisha Ochun

Orisha Ochun

The Orishas are spirits or deities that reflect the manifestations of god in the Yoruba mythology. Yoruba people originally came from Nigeria and some parts of Benin. During the slave era, they were dispersed across America, spreading they beliefs and their traditions in Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico and some parts of the United States. This led to creation of several syncretic religions, amongst which is the Santería. Santería became a popular system of beliefs in Cuba, merging the Yoruba religion with Roman Catholic and the Native Indian traditions.

Each Orisha represents a different manifestation of Olodumare, which means God in the Yoruba language. Here are some of the Orishas mentioned in the song:

Orula

Orisha Orula

Orula is mentioned many times throughout the song. Being the Orisha of divination and wisdom, he became one of the most beloved Orishas in Cuba. He is also considered the great healer and has Osain, the God of plants and remedies as his auxiliary. Many Cubans wear his alternate green and yellow beads necklaces. You can read more about Orula in this article.

Ohcun

Divinity of rivers, love, feminine beauty, fertility, and art. Ochun is one of Orisha Shango’s lovers and beloved of Orisha Ogoun.

Yemaya

Orisha Yemaya

Orisha Yemaya

Divine mother, divinity of the sea and loving mother of mankind, daughter of Obatala and wife of Aganju.

Obatala

Arch-divinity, father of humankind, divinity of light, spiritual purity, and moral uprightness.

For those of you who are interested in this subject, a good starting point will be Wikipedia’s article about Orishas (Also the source of some of the information presented here).

Felicidades, Cheo Feliciano

A great new way to start a great new year!

This song is a great example of phrase shifting: there are 3 different phrase shifts in it. A phrase shift happens when the “5″ count suddenly becomes the “1″. This usually happens after a break in the music, in cases where the break is only 4 beat long.

In the above video, however, you will find an example of a phrase shifting that goes without any break at all: at 02:23 the mambo section of the song ends, followed by a short, 4-beat phrase, which serves as a “bridge” to the chorus of the song. The transition is so smooth that you can easily miss it while dancing.

As with all other timing videos, we included on-screen annotations to explain the musical structure of the song and highlight the important aspects, such as the phrase shift mentioned above. The phrase shift, by the way, also causes another phenomenon called “Clave Change”. We will explain this phenomenon in depth in an upcoming article, but meanwhile you can rely on the annotation to tell you when it happens.

Final Word

We are already working on our next timing videos, so keep following and subscribe to our youtube channel, to make sure you always receive the latest timing videos from us. We wish you a happy new year and a lot of health, success, and fun on the dance floor!

La Rebelion by Joe Arroyo, a new Salsa Rhythm & Timing video

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Following a request by a user, we have created a new Salsa Rhythm & Timing video for the song “La Rebelion” by “Joe Arroyo y La Verdad”. This song is commonly known as “No le pegue a la negra”, which means “Don’t beat the black woman”. The song is about the slavery in America, in the 16th century, telling the personal story of a black slave whose wife was beaten. Finally, the slave could no longer stand this treatment, and rebelled, protesting about beating his wife.  The story happens in Cartagena, Colombia, the place where  Joe Arroyo, the singer, comes from.

From a dancer point of view, this song poses several challenges that can be easily spotted when watching the video:

  1. The speed (tempo) of the song changes constantly throughout the song. We have included a speedometer in the video so you can visually see the speed changes. As you can see, the speed varies by more than 15% across the song!
  2. There are two short phrases that occur in the song. A phrase is usually 8-beat long, and fits with a single forward-and-backward footstep cycle.  A short phrase, consisting only of 4 beats instead of the usual eight, challenges the dancers and requires them to break or use some other trick in order to accommodate to the sudden change of the “1″ beat.
  3. The Clave pattern breaks twice, using a technique called “3:3 Clave License”. The Clave is the fundamental pattern that holds together the rhythmical structure of the Salsa music. A “Clave License” happens when the arranger of the song decides to break the Clave pattern in order to match changes in the phrasing. This phenomenon is common in Cuban music, yet unusual in music from New York. We will publish a detailed post about the Clave, its role in the music and Clave changes, so keep an eye open.

For your convenience, here are the lyrics for the song. If you feel like translating them into English, please leave a comment with the translation below:

Quiero contarle mi hermano
un pedacito de la historia negra,
de la historia nuestra, caballero

Y dice así:
Uhh!
Dice!

En los años mil seiscientos, cuando el tirano mando
las calles de Cartagena, aquella historia vivió.
Cuando allí llegaban esos negreros, africanos en cadenas
besaban mi tierra, esclavitud perpetua
Esclavitud perpetua
Esclavitud perpetua

Que lo diga salome y que te
de llego, llego, llego

Un matrimonio africano, esclavos de
un español, el les daba muy mal trato
y a su negra le pego

Y fue allí, se rebelo el negro guapo, tomó
venganza por su amor y aun se escucha
en la verja, no le pegue a mi negra
No le pegue a la negra
No le pegue a la negra

Oye man!!
No le pegue a la negra
No le pegue a la negra
No, no, no ,no, no, no,
No, no, no, no, no, no…

Oye esa negra se me respeta
Ehh, que aun se escucha,
se escucha en la verja,
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no le pegue a la negra

Negra que me dice..

No le pegue a la negra
No le pegue a la negra
No le pegue a la negra
No le pegue

Y con ustedes… chelito de casa

Vamos a ver que le pegue a jeva
Porque el alma, que el alma, que el alma
Que el alma, que el alma se me revienta

Ehh, no, no, no, no, no,
No le pegue a mi negra
porque el alma se me agita mi prieta

El Chombo lo sabe
y tu también
no le pegue a la negra

Overall, there is a lot to learn from watching the video, listening to the music, reading the annotations and clapping the Clave rhythm along with the song. We hope you enjoy this video, and we encourage you to request a timing video for your favorite song by leaving a comment below.

A thank you letter, Cogele El Gusto !

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Following our latest timing video, “Cogele El Gusto”, I have received a thank-you letter from Denise, who was the reason for making this video. After watching the other timing videos, she joined our mailing list and requested to create a timing video for this song. Putting the video together took nearly a month, and the final result came out very satisfactory.

You can watch the video here, on youtube:

The song “Cogele El Gusto” was recorded by Wayne Gorbea and his band, “Salsa Picante”, back in 1997. It instantly became a hit in the Latin clubs across the UK, and later became popular “Salsa Dura” song in the rest of the world.

The piece is quite long – almost 10 minutes, and it features two trombones, a trumpet, a full percussion section: timbales, congas, bongos, a bass and a piano. The video contains on-screen annotations to explain the music and its structure, and also a visual image of the dominant instrument in each part of the song.

In addition, the video contains a visualization of several key rhythms that are very common in Salsa music:

  • The Clave rhythm. Even though it’s not always present in the music, the Clave rhythm is always implied in the patterns the other instruments play. This is the fundamental rhythm all the other pattern revolve around.
  • The Timbales bell (a.k.a campana / cencerro) – Played during the coro/montuno sections of the song, often accompanied by the Bongocero’s bell. The video visualizes the timbales bell pattern by highlighting the bell whenever it is struck by the player.
  • The Timbales Cáscara - This unique pattern is played on the shell of the Timbales during the verse sections of
    the song. The video visualizes the Cáscara pattern by highlighting the timbales shell whenever it is struck by the the Timbalero.

In addition to the patterns mentioned above, there are some parts of the song where the Cáscara pattern is played on the Timbales bell. This happens during the solos of the congas and the bongos. Don’t worry if you still can’t recognize these patterns yourself – the video will tell you which patten is played in every instant.

Cogele El Gusto by Wayne Gorbea

A screen shot from the new timing video

Finally, I would like to personally thank two people who helped in the creation of this video: Michael Morozov from Israel and Alex Schamenek from Houston, Texas. We are now working on bringing you the next timing video for the song “La Rebelion” by Joe Arroyo y La Verdad.

New Salsa Timing Video: Yo No Se Mañana

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

After publishing the last Salsa timing video, I have received requests from several users asking me to create a similar video for the song “Yo No Se Mañana” by Luis Enrique.

This time, I have decided to make the timing video more “beginner-friendly” and include moving shoes that demonstrate the basic step in On-1 timing. As with the previous video, there are annotations that highlight the musical changes and the structure of the song. The new video is available in high definition, 720p:

The lyrics:

Yo no se si tu no se si yo, Seguiremos siendo como hoy
No se si después de amanecer, vamos a sentir la misma sed
Para que pensar y suponer, no preguntes cosas que no se...
yo no se
No se donde vamos a parar, eso ya la piel nos lo dirá
Para que jurar y prometer algo que no esta en nuestro poder
Yo no se lo que es eterno, no me pidas algo que es del tiempo
coro:
Yo no se mañana, yo no se mañana,
Si estaremos juntos, si se acaba el mundo
Yo no se si soy para ti, si seras para mi
Si lleguemos a amarnos o odiarnos
Yo no se mañana, yo no se mañana,
Quien va a estar aquí...
De un café pasamos al sofá, de un botón a todo lo demás
No pusimos reglas ni reloj, aquí estamos solos tu y yo
Todo lo que ves es lo que soy, no me pidas mas de lo que doy
Nooo oooo
coro:
Yo no se mañana, yo no se mañana,
Si estaremos juntos, si se acaba el mundo
Yo no se si soy para ti, si seras para mi
Si lleguemos a amarnos o odiarnos
Yo no se mañana, yo no se mañana,
Quien va a estar aquí
Esta vida es igual a un libro
Cada pagina es, un día vivido
No tratemos de correr antes de andar
Esta noches estamos vivos
Solo este momento es realidad
Ohh No, no, no seeee
pregones:
(Yo no se mañana)
Esta vida es una ruleta que gira sin parar
(Yo no se mañana)
Yo no se si tu, yo no se si yo, como sera el final
(Yo no se mañana)
Puede ser peor, o puede ser mejor
(Yo no se mañana)
Deja que el corazón decida vida miá lo que sentimos
Mañana... yo no se
(Yo no se, yo no se mañana)
Ahora lo que vivimos es algo realmente lindo,
Quien puede saber lo que pasara mañana no hay nada escrito
(Yo no se, yo no se mañana)
Estamos solo tu y yo
Y los momentos hay que vivirlos... hay que vivirlos
(Yo no se, yo no se x2)
Yo no se mañana, yo no se mañana,
Si estaremos juntos, si se acaba el mundo
Yo no se si soy para ti, si seras para mi
Si lleguemos a amarnos o odiarnos
Yo no se mañana, yo no se mañana

Do you have any ideas or requests for the next video project? Share them in a comment below!

Salsa Timing Video: Interesting youtube Insights

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Two weeks after uploading the new Salsa timing video “La Pantera Mambo”, I have decided to peek at its youtube insights, and discovered a few interesting trends:

Hot Spots

Hot Spots in youtube videos are places where the viewers are most attentive to what is going on in the video. One of the ways youtube calculates the hotspots is by counting how many users are rewinding the video to watch a certain part of it again:

Hot Spots in "La Pantera Mambo"

As you can see in the graph above, there are two hot spots. The second is near the end of the video, and the first one turns out to be the piano solo part of the song. It seems like dancers find the piano solo as the most challenging part to keep up with the rhythm, so many of them rewind the video and view that part multiple times.

Demographics

By looking at the demographics chart above, you can see that most of the viewers are men – almost 75%. Can you think of a reason for that?

You are invited to leave a comment below and tell us why there are way more men viewers than women in your opinion…