'Hector-lavoe' Dance Articles


Salsa Fusion: Descarga Caribe at Flavainvasion

Posted on about 9 years ago
Salsa Fusion: Descarga Caribe at Flavainvasion

The next video in the salsa fusion series comes from Descarga Caribe of Chicago. This performance was also from the Flava Invasion weekend, and is a combination of salsa and it's closely related cousin: Afro-Cuban dance. I've seen many Afro-Cuban performances, including ones combined with salsa, but this was by far the best one I have ever seen. Enjoy!...




Salsa Pa' Navidad - Christmas with Salsa Music

Posted on over 9 years ago
Salsa Pa' Navidad - Christmas with Salsa Music

Now, this might not really be considered a salsa song, but I was impressed to find a Victor Manuelle as the Free Single of the Week on the (US) iTunes Music store. You can download it for free - Lechn, Lechn, Lechn - Single of the wee...




Marc Anthony - El Cantante Movie Soundtrack

Posted on over 9 years ago
Marc Anthony - El Cantante Movie Soundtrack

Now, while the movie 'El Cantante' will not win any awards for Best Motion picture by husband and wife duo, there is much to be said for the soundtrack. You can't go wrong having Marc Anthony, with his terrific vocals, sing some of Hector's best songs. They have been remastered and cleared up and are always a perfect gift if you haven't figured out what to give to that special salsa dancer of yours....




Salsa : Beyond the Roots - New York Times

Posted on almost 10 years ago
Salsa : Beyond the Roots - New York Times

I would like to send a thanks to Jan for sending me this link to this article. It talks specifically on the comparison of the salsa scenes portrayed in 'El Cantante' the movie compared to the salsa scenes of today. You can find the article here: Salsa Spins Beyond its Roots....




Jennifer Lopez on the Tonight Show about 'El Cantante'

Posted on almost 10 years ago
Jennifer Lopez on the Tonight Show about 'El Cantante'

Well, just finished watching the interview by Jay Leno on the Tonight Show to Jennifer Lopez about the movie 'El Cantante'. She ends up speaking more about the movie. I guess the entire movie is told through Puchi's eyes, Hector Lavoe's wife. Now, I am impressed that she is on Leno doing a plug for the movie - which means it will be shown in most theaters. However, with that said, they showed a new clip of the movie, and well, to be truthful, the prospects are not looking good as far as storyline and character development....




Hector Lavoe 'El Cantante' Movie : New Trailer - in Theaters Aug 3rd, 2007

Posted on almost 10 years ago
Hector Lavoe 'El Cantante' Movie : New Trailer - in Theaters Aug 3rd, 2007

A soon to come tribute to the rise and fall of one of the greatest salsa singers of all time. I have to admit, while I've heard mixed reviews about the film - I am very excited to see it in theaters. I think the critics just don't understand the salsa side of this movie and might see it as trying to make something like Ray Charles but for Latino people - and that is not the case. I do admit that I am a bit concerned with that fact that Jennifer Lopez is all over this movie (in the story of Hector Lavoe). In reality, I'm not sure if Puchi (his wife) played that key of a role in Hector's life.... but we'll see - it is their interpretation. This means they might sacrifice facts over entertainment. But that's just usual 'Hollywood'. The movie comes to theaters August 3rd, 2007....




Nice Tribute : Hector Lavoe iTunes Essentials

Posted on almost 10 years ago
Nice Tribute : Hector Lavoe iTunes Essentials

Browsing through iTunes on this Sunday afternoon - behold what I find. The nice people at Apple/iTunes made a great compilation of all the Hector Lavoe music that is available for purchase. I guess all my mass emailing and complaining paid off!...




How to figure out what song is playing at the club

Posted on about 10 years ago
How to figure out what song is playing at the club

As I recover from an injury (salsa dancing casualty) in my apartment, I decided I should sit down and talk about things. I ended up going to a club weeks ago and hearing a song that I really liked. However, finding the song took a little longer than normal (yes, even for me). So, with that information in mind, I decided to share with you some of the techniques that I use to find the salsa song I'm looking for. I tried to make this salsa music episode a little more interactive, so we'll see how you like it. However, one note of caution - I was taking pain killers - which is never a good thing when you have me rambling on about salsa...<br/> <br/> Omelenko (Silencio) - Larry Harlow <br/> Vamonos de Rumba - Conjunto Clasico <br/> Para Ochun - Hector Lavoe <br/> Devorame Otra Vez - Lalo Rodriguez <br/> Don Anastacio - Javier Vazquez <br/> La Cartera - Larry Harlow <br/> Son Para Un Sonero - Quinto Mayor <br/> Figure it out :-) - hint, it is by Sonora Poncea I meant it's NOT by Sonora Poncea even though they mention 'Papo Lucca'. <br/> <br/>Remember - if you ever want to find out the name of a song - you can always try our forums! Please tell people about these artists and support them by buying their music....




Hector Lavoe 'El Cantante' Trailer - (sperad the word!)

Posted on over 10 years ago
Hector Lavoe 'El Cantante' Trailer - (sperad the word!)

As you all know, I am a HUGE Hector Lavoe fan. With that said, after seeing this trailer for the movie "El Cantante" which is about the life of Hector Lavoe and listening to the music, hearing Marc Anthony sing, and having a rush of memories come back to me.. I literally got shivers and goosebumps. I'm really looking forward for this film. I hope it will unite the salsa community and bring salsa back into the mainstream so others can enjoy it. Marc Anthony stars as salsa legend, Hector Lavoe, alongside real-life wife Jennifer Lopez as "Puchi" (Hector's Wife). Official Website for El Cantante Movie [Hi Quality Trailer]...




The magic of the music from Hector Lavoe

Posted on over 10 years ago
The magic of the music from Hector Lavoe

Well, since I posted a "El Gran Combo" (my favorite band) video before, I decided to post one of my favorite songs from my favorite artist: "Hector Lavoe". Here he is singing one of my VERY favorite songs (ever) called "Alejate De Mi" - which means "Move away from me", "Stay away from me", or "Get away from me". Now, I'm probably a big sucker for old videos (the golden age of salsa), but I just love how they sound, and how they dressed - wishing I lived through those times. I specifically like this song very much because of the good timing for dance, mixture of descarga, solos and vocals - and especially lyrics. This is such a classic and it has the feel of a good classic salsa song - (not those modern sounding ones). Of course, Hector's voice just makes this song even greater with his own voice and improvisations (called 'descargas'). (iTunes). This is just a short clip of the whole song, but I recommend listening to the whole thing, and hopefully you'll see the magic of good lyrics, good rhythms, vocals, solos and descargas. Here is the full song for your enjoyment!...