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Salsa Technicals : The different salsa styles in different situations.

Now, I should also add someone's dance-style (even yours) is a fluid concept. It changes over the years as you become better, more controlled with your muscles and find new inspirations in the salsa scene. However, additionally, it is interesting to note that some salsa dancers exhibit different salsa styles in different situations. Some social dancers may have a specific and different dance-style when they perform on stage compared to social dancing. Others might have one that is different for when they are competing. There are no pros/cons for this - its just a fact. I have known prefer their salsa inspirations in their performance style than in their social style. Others, may dislike their salsa inspirations during their performance, but love their social ability. Its really up to the viewer.

Salsa Technicals : Salsa Sound Effects (and other explosions...)

Now for Anthony's negative side (I know some of you complain..). Regardless, I like watching performances of salsa songs. Its interesting to see the interpretation of music by my favorite dancers with some very good chosen songs. However, there are some performances where they might have great choregraphy, but they use remix various songs (which is not bad) but then they add the inevitable sound-effects of bombs and explosions that seem like it was put together by the Department of Homeland Security. of performances and choreography. Of course this is my opinion. I guess I feel that what they try and do is fit their desired choreography into the music - which then require them to change the salsa music. However, I believe a performance is about choosing the song and interpreting and use the accents ALREADY in the songs for your body movements (no need to add extra). The choregraphy should be created from the song, not the song chosen based on a choreography. Music should be first.Now, in the following clips, I want to pay attention to the different. One uses sound effects for their accents and the other uses the accents already in the song for the choreography. I just want to make sure you understand - they are both great dancers! (So, send your "Anthony Complaint" mail somewhere else.. haha :-) ). If you are wondering where the accents are in the second video - pay attention to the main instruments in the song.

Salsa Cruise 2006 : Jack n' Jill Contest

Well, I've never gone to any salsa cruise before - but this sounds like a lot of fun. Who knows, maybe I'll save up for one. I found this really neat video of a Jack n' Jill contest at the what is called 'All-Star Salsa Cruise'. Now, thinking of a salsa cruise - a vacation, of everyday salsa, with people who really love salsa, with a great live bands to dance with every single night (in addition to all the food you can stuff yourself with) - seems like a dream. And by watching this video, I see some of the great dancers that show up and I think its just amazing. I wonder if they do workshops? - then it would be like a salsa congress at sea. (except the higher probability of motion sickness..) :-)By the way, and I know someone is going to ask for this - the song being played is by Tommy Olivencia (yes, he sounds like Frankie Ruiz), called "Plante Bandera"

Artists of the Month : Roberto Roena and Su Apollo Sound

I'm a big fan of live music, and this is probably one of my favorite live music albums I've ever owned. This is the magnificent Roberto Roena and Su Apollo Sound (which they call themselves the 8th Wonder of the World - and you if listen to some of their tracks live, you'll see why).

Song of the Week Update (sorry for the delay)

Sorry for the delay in Song of the Week section. I've been working on a new music player and new method for posting songs for you to listen to. (No its not ready) but I decided to take some time and change the salsa song - so check it out if you haven't noticed the update already. :-)

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