'Cheo-feliciano' Dance Articles


Salsa Artist of the Week: Cheo Feliciano

Posted on almost 9 years ago
Salsa Artist of the Week: Cheo Feliciano

At just 20 years old, the "bandboy" for Tito Rodriguez was invited to the stage to sing. With the songs "Chang t ven" and Barito", he left the crowd of all of New York's best dancers in awe. This is how Jos "Cheo" Feliciano Vega first became known publicly, though his musical development had been long in progress. He began in a school of music in Puerto Rico, and then continued to study music when his family moved to New York in 1952. Inspired by artists like Frank "Machito" Mon Rivera, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez, Cheo took a special interest in the percussion instruments, though he would eventually be most famous for his voice.<br/><br/>Cheo went on to join Joe Cuba's sextet. With the sextet for a decade, Cheo sung many of the sextet's now famous songs, such as "Salsa y bemb", "Callejero", "Cachondea", "A las seis", "El ratn" (see below), and "el pito", which was used in a Coca Cola ad....




2008 Los Angeles Salsa Congress in May!

Posted on about 9 years ago
2008 Los Angeles Salsa Congress in May!

It is back again - and coming real soon. The 10th Annual Los Angeles Salsa Congress (previously called the West Coast Salsa Congress). Just a quick heads-up to everyone who is planning to go - tickets are selling fast and hotel is almost booked. This year they are bringing back one of my favorite bands: The New Swing Sextet (rumor has it they have a new album coming out). They are also bringing the great Cheo Feliciano to help us groove to what will be an amazing night of social dancing on that Saturday night. If you have never been to a salsa congress before, I HIGHLY encourage you to attend one - it is an unforgettable experience, no matter your current salsa skill level....