Posts Tagged ‘cuban salsa’

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 theĀ  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…

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!