Energetic Salsa

Energetic Salsa

Looped Salsa Latin Jazz, afro-cuban track, with sizzling horn section, percussion. Mood: hot, sexy, jazzy, dance, energetic, mambo, samba, rumba, bongos.

You want a little taste of Miami Beach, with a tropical heat, ocean waves, pouring cocktails, and a brining salsa band with a screaming horn section, sizzling hot latin percussion section with bongos congas and timbales playing at the sunset on the beach or a cruise ship? Well, you’ve got what you are looking for! Instrumentation – traditional salsa band layout: 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timbales, congas, bongos, bass, piano. Perfect for advertising exotic vacations, rom, cigars, travel and leisure type ads, exotic drinks. Also great for movies and documentaries about Latin America and Cuba. Discover MUSIpula’s Latin Music Library Fiery and Passionate, Latin Music is Embraced Worldwide Latin Music That Resonates with the Times – Whether you’re creating a foreign language film, a true-story documentary, or a commercial or movie that will capture a Latin audience, the importance of reaching out to the Hispanic community creates an exciting opportunity within the Americas and around the world. Savvy producers, ad agencies and corporations are meeting the challenge. From Crime to Love to Magic Realism – Latin films are blazing into theatres around the globe, sharing haunting stories from Latin, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. Movies like “City of God” (2002 Brazilian crime drama set in the slums of Rio de Janeiro), “Motorcycle Diaries” (2004 film about Che Guevarra starring Gael Garcia Bernal), and “Biutiful” (2011 film of poverty in Barcelona, starring Javier Bardem) have won numerous awards and large audiences for their honesty and originality. There are numerous Salsa tracks on audiojungle, but this one is your definitive source for Casino style Salsa and Rueda de Casino dance, as well as Cuban music, especially Timba, around the world. The dance style originated in Cuba and you can see Casino-style dancers everywhere: In Europe, Latin America, Japan, the United States and Canada, and even some out of the way places we may not have found yet! Although we don’t mind watching dancers do ballroom, LA style or NY Mambo (once in a while) it just isn’t our thing. We’d rather dance the authentic Cuban Casino-style that was the origin of the other styles in the first place! It seems they forgot where their roots came from, so we decided to promote Casino and Rueda de Casino, which is dynamic, creative and valid in its own right! Cuban music can be found in virtually every corner of the globe, and we bring you artist interviews and concert and CD reviews of the best artists around! Cuba

Salsa Music

The contemporary salsa sound coming out of Cuba is called‚ timba. It’s a fast tempo salsa with a strong afro-cuban influence. Songs will often follow a traditional rumba structure – start slow, break into a core salsa rhythm, then settle into a beautiful call and response vocal pattern. The backing vocalists keep the standard response running while the lead vocalist improvises. Ahi Na Ma!

The other feature of cuban timba is that it often blends other rhythms into the breaks. Reggae, rap and hip hop have a huge following in Cuba, and the timba musicians love to play with those rhythms, and intertwine them into their salsa.

Cuban dancers have a lot of fun at these times – they pull back from a close embrace and launch into rhythmic middle body shudders and amazing buttock trembles ‚ all movements derived from afro-cuban rumba.

Leading musicians playing Cuban Timba:

Los Van Van Pupy Y Los Que Son Son Maraca Charanga Habanera NG La Banda

See more about Timba in “History of Salsa and Timba”

Salsa Dance

Cubans call their salsa dance style ‘casino’.

In the decadent days of Old Havana, all the action in town was going down at the Casinos. The gambling haunts had the money to bring in the big name bands, so that’s where people would go to dance.

Come the revolution, the casinos were closed, and the people started to dance ‘casino’ style in the local community halls. The name stuck, so don’t be confused when a Cuban invites you to go out dancing ‘casino’ you’re off to the salsa club!!

Cuban style salsa differs from the north american salsa styles in that it is ‘circular’ rather than linear. The man constantly moves around the woman in a circular dynamic, checking her out and showing her off. Exhibala!

Salsa Rueda de Casino (Salsa Rueda) Dance

Rueda de Casino is the correct name in Spanish. “Casino Rueda” or “Salsa Rueda” are English versions of the correct name, due to the fact that the grammatical structure of English is a bit backwards from Spanish!

Rueda is a synchronised cuban group dance with constantly exchanging dance partners.

It started out in the 1950’s at the Casino Deportivo in Havana. The people invented a new casino dance, using popular dance steps of the time, danced as a group in a circle or wheel.

In Cuba, the people used to get together in large halls, called ‘Casinos’ hence the name. Some say it started in Santiago de Cuba, others say it started in the famed Casino Deportivo in Havana, or the Casino de la Playa, I don’‚t know for sure, I wasn’t there! When the casinos were closed, people still referred to the dance style by using the name of the places where people used to gather to do it: “casino” and the name stuck. Nowadays people refer to the music as “salsa” and the dance as “casino”.

Casino itself has its roots in the ‘Danz’n, as well as its derivative, the Son Afro-Cuban dances such as Guaguane the Mambo, a rhythm invented by Cachao in the world-famous Tropicana Club in Havana, in 1943, and popularized by Perez Prado in Mexico, and “Cha-cha-cha” invented by Enrique Jorre.

Rueda (as it is commonly called in Cuba) is a form of Casino danced in a round with 2 or more couples exchanging partners when one person calls out the turn names (“Rueda” is Spanish for ‘Wheel’ and ‘Casino’ is known outside of Cuba as ‘Salsa’).

In the old casinos, the rueda circle would only be limited by available space – sometimes as many as 100 couples would dance in the rueda circle !!

Modern rueda uses the same kinds of turns and steps you would normally use in ordinary salsa dancing. Each move has a name, which is called by the leader of the Rueda. Leaders execute the move and pass the follower around to the next leader in the circle. Calls come in quick succession, creating an exciting dynamic between the dancers.

The steps that are considered the ‘core’ steps are danced in a similar fashion around the world and are the basic ones. Some of them are: Al Medio, Abajo, Dile que No, Adios, Adios con Hermana, (called “La Prima” in Cuba and Europe) Echufe (or in Miami: Enchufla), etc. The names may vary somewhat, but those are pretty basic steps, and which are danced in Cuba, as well as in Santiago, Chile; Denver, Colorado and even Positano, Italy!

What happens next is a result of dance in general being a fluid and ever-changing entity, not stagnant. Moves are invented locally that reflect cultural reality. In Chile you might find a step named ‘Entel Chile’, with a move that mocks someone talking on the phone, since Entel is the largest phone company in Chile. In Miami we have a step called ‘Balsero’, which imitates the movements of the waves (‘Balsero’ is someone who comes to the YUMA (USA) by ‘balsa’ or ‘raft’). You won’t find that move in Chile because nobody gets to Chile by raft!

While some of the moves are graceful and intricate, others are just plain funny, such as ‘fly’ where the guys slap their palms together over the girls’ heads in a pretend fly-catcher move (as in “fly ball”, not the kind that buzzes around your food!). After all, what is dancing all about if not to have fun with it?!

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