In memory of the undisputed King and Queen of Salsa
Tito Puente and Celia Cruz
 (photos by Peter Maiden)

SABOR BORICUA

 INTERNET'S HOTTEST SALSA MUSIC. 

DJ Coqui, Salsaroots.com and Salsacrazy.com are proud to announce our new Internet radio station  SABOR BORICUA.  Listen to the hottest Salsa Sounds on the internet compiled by DJ Ivette (La Coqui).  Click here  for the hottest sounds from Puerto Rico, New York and Cuba.


DANCES OF THE ORISHA--a instructional video

Havana born JosÚ Francisco Barroso is an gifted, empassioned dancer and choreographer of Cuban folkloric and popular dances.  He currently lives in the Bay Area and has recently released a unique video.  His premier video "Dances of the Orisha presents a ground breaking opportunity to learn traditional AfroCuban  folkloric dances.  If you have seen him perform at La Pena or Dance Mission, you know he's the real thing.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT BARROSO AND DANCES OF THE ORISHA.


CHARANGA FOREVER. 

Wonder where those violins and flutes came from that you  hear in groups in like Orquesta Moderna Tradiciˇn and   Anthony Blea Y Su Charanga?

CLICK HERE FOR A BRIEF HISTORY OF OF CHARANGA


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The latest Bay Area Dance Trend--AFRO-CUBAN MODERN DANCE. Click here for more info.

 Click here for the UPDATED AFRO-CUBAN/AFRO-PUERTO RICAN DANCE CALENDAR. 

Just learning to dance?  Want to know what CDs to buy? Go to "A TASTE OF SALSA"--for our favorite CDs for the newly initiated Salsa lover.  Looking for last minute gifts for your favorite salsa dancer? Check out the latest interview with Bay Area DJ Ivette "La Coqui" Fuentes.  You can see her in action at Jelly's  Click here for FOR IVETTE'S SALSA LIST FOR THE FALL, Click here for more of Ivette's ALL-TIME SALSA HITS

 

 
 
 
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SALSAROOTS ARCHIVES

Ernie Ensley.  A look at Mambo from one of the original New York Palladium Ballroom mambo dancers. He started dancing in the 1950's and he is still dancing.

 Eddie Torres, a modern day Mambo Legend

   ADVENTURES IN CUBA Part III.  Click here for photos and commentary on my latest visit to Havana.

CLICK HERE FOR TIPS ABOUT TRAVEL IN CUBA.  If you have more ideas or suggestions, please contact rita@salsacrazy.com and we will add your thoughts to the list.

  All Time Salsa Hits. We are compiling a list of old and new Salsa/Latin Jazz CDs that should be in every Salsa lover's collection.  Let us know what you think.

Nydia Ocasio.  A very special interview with one of New York's most innovative and knowledgeable Mambo dancers and teachers.  

  BOMBA AND TAMBORICUA. More information about Bomba and Plena in Puerto Rica.

 
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