Top 13 Salsa Dancing Movies

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Top Salsa Songs DJ Felipe

Want to get into salsa music, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry– we sat down with veteran salsa DJ Felipe Martinez, aka DJ EldelaClave, and asked for his top picks. Born in Colombia and raised on the sounds of cumbia, cha cha, and salsa, DJ EldelaClave is one of the most popular …

Song: “Indestructible” by Diego El Cigala I’ve been in love with Colombian salsa since I first saw it performed on stage at the SF Salsa Congress in 2010. The incredibly fast footwork of Colombian-style salsa just captures the energy of high-tempo salsa songs in a way that other styles can’t match. My favorite Colombian couple …

Song: “Aguanile” by Héctor Lavoe & Willie Colón 2020 was not an easy year to say the least, and it was an especially difficult time being a salsa dancer, with global lockdowns and restrictions virtually shutting down all dance studios and venues, no salsa congresses and festivals, and no social dancing. But 2020 also brought …

Omambo Dance Project

Omar Muñoz, the founder and director of the Omambo Dance Project, announced today that he has decided to end the team after 7 years in operation. Founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, Omambo Dance Project quickly grew to become one of the top competitive dance teams in the world. Omar drew on his experience as …

World Latin Dance Cup Online 2021

The 2021 World Latin Dance Cup Moves Online 2020 was a year that saw most salsa competitions cancelled due to the pandemic, and with widespread vaccination still on the horizon, the World Latin Dance Cup (WLDC) has announced that their 2021 competition will be held online. The 2021 WLDC will be a month-long online extravaganza, …

Song: “Así Así ” by Poncho Sanchez When Dalia heard that I was visiting Mexico in November, she recommended that I visit her hometown of Oaxaca. She was back in Oaxaca during that time due to the pandemic, and promised to show me around her city, so I added Oaxaca to my itinerary. I’d been …

Song: “Recuerdame” by Gabriel C “Coco” is one of the most original films from Disney/Pixar in recent years, and the main theme song “Remember Me” (“Recuerdame” in Spanish) is as memorable as it is poignant. I was first introduced the salsa version of the song (by the talented Gabriel C) by one of my students. …

Song: “Fragilidad” by Sanmera Having lived in the SF Bay Area now for over 15 years I’ve been through a number of wildfires, but nothing like what we saw this year in 2020. A freak lightning storm started while we were filming our Bay Bridge video and smoke choked the air in the Bay Area …

Song: “Oh Qué Será?” by Willie Colón The initial concept behind this video was pretty simple– we wanted to shoot something at night. Eventually we landed on the classic salsa song “Oh Qué Será” by Willie Colón as the song we wanted to use for the project. The old school song made us immediately think …

Song: “Échale Madera” by DJ Ricky Campanelli When people think of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is typically one of the first images that comes to mind, but for me the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge holds a special place in my heart. I still have a vivid memory of when I first crossed the …