The Best in Afro Cuban Funk and Kizomba Instruction – This Month in Edmonton

 Playlist for June 2015

Song (iTunes)

Artist

Category

Origin

 Clave Mambo Joe Cuba  Mambo  USA
 Nueva Era Mazacote Salsa Canada (Vancouver)
 Mi Gente Rumbea Angelucho Copacabana Salsa Cuba
 Cojone é Myzta, El Mola & Pirulo  Salsa Urbana Puerto Rico
 Ni una Mentira Mas Chispa & Los Complices  Timba Cuba
 No quiero estar solo Allendy Bachata D. Repulic
 Es Tan Difícil Zacarias Ferreira Bachata D. Repulic
 Nosso Semba Danny L  Semba Angola
 Duas Caras Yudi Fox, Jey V Kizomba Angola
 Ele É Melhor Que Tu Anna Joyce Kizomba  Angola

 

Learn from the the best with Kizomba and Bachata instructor extraordinaire Sara Lopez

World renowned instructor Sara Lopez  is coming to Edmonton July 11th and 12th to teach kizomba, tarraxinha and bachata at Kizomba and Bachata Flavour.  I’ll be dj’ing at the social on Saturday night and i’m counting down until then with a new mini mix each week.  Get your ear’s ready for what is going to be a fantastic series of workshops and a hot party – check out the first mix up on SoundCloud

Experience the best in Afro Cuban Funk with PALO!

The Miami based band PALO! will be getting people grooving to their funkified Afro Cuban sound in Edmonton this July.  The band has recently started to get international recognition for their infectious music and was nominated for a 2015 Grammy as well as a 2014 Latin Grammy for their latest album “PALO! Live”.  However, the history of PALO!, their music and their connection to the likes of Willy Chirino, El Gran Combo and the Afro Latin music scene of Miami goes back many years.  I had the opportunity to speak with band leader Steve Roitstein and lead vocalist Leslie Cartaya about PALO! and their story.  You can check out that interview below and feast your ears on the music from both of PALO!’s amazing albums here.

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Just Kizomba? You’re Likely Dancing to More Genres than You Realized

 Playlist for May 2015

Song (iTunes)

Artist

Category

Origin

 I Like It Abege Zouk French Antilles
Ghetto Face a Face Face a Face Zouk French Antilles
Amor Perfeito Don Kikas Semba Angola
Sinti Sabe Nelson Freitas Semba Netherlands
Venha O Que Vier Matias Damásio Kizomba Angola
Amor Meu Armanda Cunha Kizomba Angola
Eu Faço a Mboa Vibrar Badoxa Tarraxa Portugal
 Me Kuia Bué G Amado  Tarraxa Portugal
Bonnie & Clyde Mika Mendes  Ghetto Zouk France
Dança Kizomba Elji Beatzkilla Ghetto Zouk Cape Verde

 

Zouk, Semba, Kizmba, Tarraxa, and Ghetto Zouk – Oh My!

If you have the good fortune to attend a kizomba party or any event where there is an opportunity to dance kizomba, chances are you’ll be dancing to more than just kizomba music.  Much of what you’ll hear, especially in the New World Kizomba scene (aka North America), is not kizomba at all.   In a recent episode of Agua Latina (on CJSR 88.5 FM), DJ Clare Bear and myself discuss 5 common genres that you’ll hear on a kizomba dance floor.  Check it out on SoundCloud.  You’ll find the music from that episode in this months’ playlist.

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