Posts Tagged ‘bachata’

I perfer dancing…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

We asked our facebook users which style of Salsa they love to dance. While Cuban Salsa took the lead, we could also see the Mambo style just a little behind, leaving the L.A. style and the Romantic Salsa genre far behind. The most surprising finding is that nobody chose the “Mixed” option – it seems like every dancer got his preferred style, and there is nobody who prefers just a little bit of everything.

To make the survey more interesting, we gave the dancers to add their own answer. While we spotted many non-salsa styles in the  answer list, such as Cha Cha and Tango Argentino, it seems like Bachata is the most popular foreign style amongst Salsa dancers. However, Merengue, the other genre from the Dominican Republic, was not mentioned even once!

Here are the complete results of the survey, with just over 180 participants:

Which is your preferred style? Let us know in the comments section below…

Friday Salsa Playlist

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Keeping with our dancing traditions, we held another Salsa Social this past Friday. We got a lot of positive feedback about songs that we played, so I thought it would be nice to share with you, salseros and salseras, from all around the world.

Dr. Granot Demonstrating the Beat Machine

The Playlist

  1. Aicha – Africando (05:12)
  2. Tiroteo – New Swing Sextete (02:54)
  3. Con cada beso – Huey Dunbar (04:08)
  4. El Gallo Y La Vaca – Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz (03:43)
  5. Ran Kan Kan – Tito Puente & His Orchestra (03:01)
  6. La Jinetera – Willy Chirino (05:09)
  7. Raices – Orquesta La Palabra (04:40)
  8. Indestructible – Ray Barretto (04:14)
  9. Los Van Van – El Negro Esta Cocinando (05:33)
  10. Dejame Un Beso – Salsa Kids (04:00)
  11. No Le Pega A La Negra – Joe Arroyo (04:51)
  12. La Salsa Y El Guaguanco – La Excelencia (05:15)
  13. Valio La Pena (Salsa Version) – Marc Anthony (04:52)
  14. Salsa Con Candela – Miguel Yamba (04:43)
  15. Son de Amores (Salsa Version) – Andy & Lucas (04:26)
  16. Maria,Maria (Salsa Version) – Carlos Santana (06:07)
  17. Via – Willy Chirino (04:48)
  18. Bachata Amor Mio – Alex Bello Feat. Ricky Franco (04:35)
  19. Los Campeones de La Salsa – Willy Chirino (04:18)
  20. Mi Amor Eterno – 3D Ritmo De Vida (05:18)
  21. Tequila (Salsa Version) – Cubismo (04:46)
  22. Susie Hansen – La Salsa Nunca Se Acaba – Susie Hansen (04:55)
  23. Quitemonos La Ropa – Victor Manuel (04:28)
  24. El Cantante – Marc Anthony (06:47)
  25. Line Dance Carnavalera – Havana Delirio (03:07)
  26. Line Dance El Ritmo Vuelta – Balli Di Gruppo (03:52)
  27. Rueda Eddy Mclean – Azucar (04:14)
  28. Un montón de estrellas – ALFA 8 (06:09)
  29. La Pantera Mambo – La 33 (06:16)
  30. Guaguanco de los violentos – Tipica 73 (04:23)
  31. Johnny Polanco – Xiomara (05:41)
  32. Nadie Como Ella – Marc Anthony (04:56)
  33. Bachata No Es Una Novela – Monchy Y Alexandra (03:36)
  34. Mambo Italiano – Massimo Scalici (04:58)
  35. Tu Con El – Frankie Ruiz (05:02)
  36. Peligro – Gilberto Santarosa (04:54)
  37. Cha Cha Sway – R.Mitchell (02:19)
  38. Pa’l Rumberos – Salsa Celtica (04:50)
  39. BachataLamento Bolivano – Toque De Queda (03:37)
  40. Hotel California – Mikael De Vante (05:10)
  41. Ritmo Sabroso – Los Jovenos Del Hierro (02:53)
  42. Ain’t Nobody – Alex Wilson (04:49)
  43. Picoteando Por Ahy – Henry Fiol (05:29)
  44. Timba Lola Lola (Toque de Bola) – David Calzado (06:32)
  45. Persona Ideal – Adolescent’s Orquesta (04:53)
  46. Olvidala – Jorge Celedon & El Binomio de Oro (05:04)
  47. Salsa Caliente Del Japon – Orquestra de la Luz (04:55)
  48. Todo Se Derrumbo – Louie Ramirez (04:08)

The After Party

Even after the party was over (after 3am), there were still a good number of couples wanting more music to dance to. To drain every little bit of energy they got left, I decided to challenge them by playing some fast pieces… So here is what I came up with:

  1. Marc Anthony – Aguanile – 121BPM
  2. Oye mi canto – Yakki Famirie – 133BPM
  3. Baila mi conga, Vacilala – Afro cuban jass project – 160BPM (!)

As you can see, the speed was increasing with every song. The list finished with the fastest piece I know… and only one girl could keep up with the fast tempo, the others were already exhausted and ready to go home =).

Can you name a few very up-tempo salsa songs? I’d love to see you comments here.