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Adalberto Alvares y su Son – El Son De Adalberto Suena Cubano :

Music can express and deliver different feelings. The first 4 tracks of this CD communicate to me something very simple and genuine: happiness; and so much of it that even if the rest of the CD was poor, I would still be thankful of ever coming across it. But there is more: the rest of the CD is also as nice, which is why it ranks so high in my preference list.

Adalberto Alvarez has been synonym with Son Cubano for many decades, thanks to his contribution both as solo and with support bands like Son 14. This is fresh Son though, and it may sound like salsa if you are not very familiar with the subtleties of the different styles: the main harmonies are supported by a piano, rather than the traditional tres, and a full brass section plays in place of the traditional single trumpet. But what really makes all happen is the quality of the arrangement and the simplicity and immediacy of the melodies; the domineering voice of Amaris Galindo adds the last cherry to the already amazing cake. The first track, “Si No Fuera Por Las Mujeres“ is actually closer to a Puerto Rican plena than to a Cuban song, and it may feel a bit too fast to dance as a salsa; “Mi Tumbao”, “Buena Pero No Es Pa' tanto”, “Hablando Como Extranjero” and “Amor A Primera Vista” emit their concentrated happiness at a slower pace, perfect to both enjoy and practise with. “Déjame Llorar”, “Cuentas Verdes Y Amarillas”, “Somos El Son De Cuba“ and “Caprichosa” is perfect for dancing, though less happy than the rest. “Cuatro Sones De Adalberto“ is a mix of old songs, as Adalberto Alvarez likes to include is his CDs and the closing track in a nice bolero. Mostly slower tempos, this is an ideal top-class CD to practise too, though if it makes you as happy as it does to me, you may lose focus and forget what you try to practise. 31-7-07


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Josie Neglia - Hot Salsa

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Style: LA

Content: Several moves grouped into routines.

General Comment: This video is quite old now. It contains several standard figures in the LA repertoire. Josie teaches very well, and the production is good. The material is not astonishing, but valuable. A classic that would still help beginners and intermediate dancers. It is said that this constitutes the best seller salsa series in the market. If you are one of the her many female fans, be prepared to see a very different Josie from how she looks and dances today. All together it is good value for the salsa lover.

Reviewed by Fabio from SalsaIsGood - Good


 
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On2? Which On2? I am writing this post to all experienced salsa dancers out there, and in particular to all salsa instructors. I have a question which hopefully will spark ane-mailexchange from which I may understand a few things which are unclear to me. In order to put this into context, first a few 'facts'.

Fact 1 . Roughly speaking, most people dance salsa either On1, or On2 Modern Mambo (NY style) or On2 Classic Mambo (Puerto Rican style also similar to Cuban contratiempo). Today Modern Mambo is used more frequently than Classic Mambo at congresses and salsa classes around the world.. more...

 
The Salsa 10 Commandments: 1)You shall not dance out of time, 2) You shall not refuse a dance to a less advanced dancer , 3) You shall respect other dancers on the dance floor more...

 
Creativity, Style and Salsa: How can I be creative in my dancing? How does SuperMario come up with his incredible moves? Did Eddie Torres invent NY style? What is style? Who creates a style? What does it mean to be creative anyway?

There are no objective answers to the above questions. They all, one way or the other, depend on subjective views on the artistic expression we call salsa, on what we like, and on what we intend by salsa in the first place. But we can still say reasonable things about the matter and make the creative process clearer and possibly easier. What follows are some thoughts of mine, mostly borrowed from my maths background. I am sure all this must have been said already within the art or humanistic literature, and if you are aware of work in this area please let me know, so that I can learn more.

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