From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman and features special guests Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (The Wild Magnolias, HBO’s Treme), Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Nth Power), and Danica Hart.
Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for the recent loss of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's group).
Getting Fit Doesn’t Have To Feel Like Work. Anyone can dance off the inches. We’ve made it easy. Ten moves are all you need to dance this ballroom routine – and we’ll show you how. No matter what your age or fitness level, you can have a great time while dancing your way into great shape. You’ll want to do this workout because it’s FUN – and that’s the secret. The more you do it, the more inches you’ll lose. It’s that simple. Losing inches has never been so easy!
Album released in 1989 in Europe under license, reissue of the original released in 1957 in USA, dedicated to the orchestra that formed the Mexican Johnny Martinez (bass) and the Cuban Juan Cheda (percussion and vocals) since joining in Chicago back in the 40's. The band that they created highlighted by a Cuban style of music, that in this record shows us providing a selection of three of the hottest beats in the 40 and 50: chachacha, mambo and merengue. Latin music to enjoy dancing.
Donnie Burns is one of the highest authority in Latin American dancing. Former 14 times World Professional Latin American Champion and 5 times Grand Slam winner, not to mention British Open Champion and UK Open Champion. On these DVDs Donnie uses Sergey Sourkov and Agnieszka Melnicka (2005 UK Open Amateur Latin Championships 5th place) to illustrate the most common errors and misunderstandings of the Latin technique which he sees judging competitions of all levels across the world.
Dance Authority has put 25 years of experience into easy to follow instructional DVD's. We keep it energetic, entertaining, enjoyable and most of all FUN! The DVD'S are perfectly designed for the beginner. Important steps and patterns are demonstrated, explained and illustrated. These DVD's are like bringing your personal professional instructors into the comfort of your very own home. There has never been a more comprehensive collection anywhere in the world. Dance Authority's Series (1-2-3) 10 Dance Collection DVD is over seven hours long, teaching you the basic elements of dance. You'll learn: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha and Hustle.
If you want Cha Cha music with a beat that is easy to feel, then this CD should work just fine. I bought this CD because my spouse was having trouble finding the Cha Cha beat while we danced together. Dancing the music from this collection has made it easier and more enjoyable for us. All of the tracks are well-suited for Cha Cha and fun to dance to.
Enoch Light (1905-1978) has long been recognized as one of the great innovators and musical masters in the use of Latin rhythms. With this adventurous spirit, Light was one of the first to explore the American potential of Latin rhythms. When the cha-cha came along, he had the background and the imagination to know how to give it the typically American presentation that was required to take it beyond the stiff, static treatment it was receiving at the time. Enoch Lights bossa nova treatment builds new fires in these familiar American tunes. At the same time, he gives the Brazilian pieces a volatile power that had never been exploited so imaginatively until this master, with the rhythm of his pulsating big band, brought his exciting, magic touch to them.