Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Y Sigue Karis!!!!

grupokaris1A blast from the past! Grupo Karis made yet another comeback in ’07 with Los 4 Fantasticos. Its good to see them back on the scene. Interestingly enough I don’t find merengue bomba at all dated, it doesn’t sound like old 80’s and 90’s music to me. Most of the merengueros I know are THRILLED to hear the new songs beginning to trickle onto the airwaves. ABOUT TIME!!!


La Amas Como Yo f Ken-Y

Check it out- Los 4 Fantasticos- Grupo Karis. Merengue bomba de Puerto Rico!

Now, lets revisit some “classic” tracks by the guys.

Bandolera NEVER fails to get the dancers out on the floor.

Esa Nena No Me Quiere

Esas Ojitos

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I love the idiosyncratic style of Angel Canales. Suprisingly, I don’t have much else to say right now. So- Angel Canales y’all.

Perico Macona- A favorite of mine.

Lejos de Ti- A classic. “aiiiiiiii potorrrrooooooo….”

Nostalgia- Beautiful. Check that trumpet. I’m swooning.

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Ah, salsa colombiano. I love the swing and precision of many Colombian salsa groups. And sometimes I get tired of all the turn patterns and going in circles and want to do a little more footwork, a little more partnering. Yes, I know, its heresy. But I do not like turn patterns, it is fun to watch other people do, but when I dance I enjoy other things much more than the complexity of my turns. I like the interaction with my partner, mirroring one another, being in sync.  I actually would be ok with never doing another turn EVER. I like the SWING of Colombian salsa.

Check out this article about the new crop of young salseros trying to make it in Colombia.

And a few videos I’ve snagged. I confess, many of the Colombianos I dance with don’t go for all that jitterbugging and turning. They like to dance very close and very simply, which is nice because without all the focus on the feet and turning, you have to work harder to make sure the motion of the body is beautiful.

Ah, here we go- Im sure all my Cubans, Boricuas and Nuyoricans will HATE the first video.

A Shout out to Stefan Renz and his directory of Colombian music.

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