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This website has been created out of our love for Salsa music and dance, and to promote anything Salsa-related in the Tucson community.  If you are new to the Salsa world, learn about its origins here.

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Enjoy your visit y que viva la salsa!!

Y La Orkesta @ The Rialto Theater

This was a great concert by one of Tucson's newest bands.   Y La Orkesta is directed by Sergio Mendoza.  Great to see and hear Perez Prado's Mambo being revived here in Tucson.

More information about Y La Orquezta at http://www.myspace.com/sergiolmendoza
 

Listening to salsa – for dancers

Or, more than you probably ever wanted to know about clave

Why Salsa?

I do it every weekend and even sometimes during the work week. It is public knowledge I will be doing this whenever and wherever I can. People know this is the love of my life. I am talking about SALSA! You see, everyone might know what my passion is, but they do not understand it. I will tell each and every one of you- why salsa??

History of Rueda de Casino

Thanks to the defined structure of Casino, appeared the popular Rueda de Casino, a type of choreography in circle form that is made by several pairs of dancers, guided by a leader who "sings" the movements.....

In order to speak of the antecedents of the Rueda de Casino it is necessary to go back to the reign of Luis XIV in France where the first ballets first appeared. As of that moment they instituted "ballets de corte". In order to have a good title it was necessary to know certain choreographies that were performed in the celebrations of the nobility. Clear examples: the Minuet and the Contradanzas.

RIP, Joe Cuba, The "Father of Boogaloo" (1931-2009)

The "Father of Boogaloo," Joe Cuba, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.  He was the most popular exponent of the boogaloo, a fused Latino and R&B rhythm that exploded onto the American top 40s charts during the turbulent 1960s & ‘70s.

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