There’s something uniquely cathartic about having a day set aside to focus on celebrating the life of a loved one who has passed on. When you lose someone, so much attention is paid to the mourning process. But what about the vivacity of the life they lead -- the light … [Read more...]
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This week, I came across an article online about a Tucson army veteran named Antonio Medina. In the video accompanying the article, Medina is a cheerful, fit-looking guy with a gigantic smile on his face. He’s got some pretty awesome salsa moves, and he’s a military … [Read more...]
Did you know that September 15th-October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month? These 30 days are a chance for all of us Americans to take the time to recognize the latin roots of 17% our nation’s citizens. And what better way to celebrate than by learning some new … [Read more...]
For many of us active in the Los Angeles salsa community, we first remember Fitto Foster as a founding member of one of the top salsa bands back in the 1970’s - Orquesta Versalles. What we didn’t know was that this singer, keyboardist, composer and arranger would … [Read more...]
Common threads behind club doors I've been a big fan of salsa for a long time. One of the things that I have always enjoyed about the world of salsa—besides the dancing and the music—is the unique environment found in salsa clubs. I find it fascinating that no … [Read more...]
Big thanks to everyone who stopped by the Havana Village Dance Pavilion during the 37th Annual Carnaval in San Francisco for a great weekend of social dancing. The Bay Area's top Timba and Salsa DJs - Walt Digz, Dark Rum, Pepe Timba, JuanLove and Salsa Nick - kept … [Read more...]
I Asked the Internet: Why Dance Salsa? This is What I Found. I was attracted to salsa dancing for a few reasons. First, I wanted to re-create the memory that I had of learning to dance in Guatemala. I will also admit that I fell for the glamour -- it just seems … [Read more...]