In New York City during the 1960s, Eddie Palmieri created a rhythm called Mozambique that was inspired by Izquierdo’s creation of the same name. Although both rhythms are based on conga de comparsa drums, they have no parts in common.
Sombrero Doble | Cuban Salsa
Sombrero Doble builds upon the move Sombrero. After the first “sombrero”, the leader initiates a dile que no holding onto the followers hands and then redirects the follower into another vacila.
Back Spot Turn | Salsa
Nicole Lazo and Chris Penales teach the back spot turn in this video lesson. Also known as the 180, this salsa move incorporates new footwork for both the leader and follower.
Setenta Miami | Cuban Salsa
Setenta Miami is a foundational pattern combining the basic moves of vacila, enchufla and dile que no. In the San Francisco Bay Area this move is called “Setenta Miami” but in other regions this move is simply called “Setenta”.
The Sunrise | Salsa
The Sunrise salsa move adds sexy hand and arm styling to this intermediate dance pattern. Practice the right turn and inside roll before learning this sequence.
Rumba Guarapachangueo | Conga Drums
Rumba Guarapachangueo is a rich and complicated rhythm, making this video lesson more suitable for advanced players. Instructor Edgardo demonstrates Gurapachangueo on one, two and three Tumbadoras.