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Mambo

There, But for the Mambo, Go I

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

As Latino cultural workers and consumers, fully appreciative of how Cuban culture has helped shape our world, I wonder if there's a way we can stand with the pueblo cubano. It is, after all, from the Cuban people -- not the Cuban government -- that these rich and impactful cultural expressions derive.

Aye Caramba! Ole, Ole! The Dances That Are Connecting People Throughout L.A. and Around the World

Lisa Konczal | Posted 10.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Konczal

This percussion-rich music and their accompanying partner dances are a source of some seriously sweaty cardio, perma grins (except for the all too serious rico suave's out there) and a dynamic cross-cultural celebration.

Life Lessons Learned From Salsa

Lissa Coffey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Every one of us is going to have our own pace. We can't compare ourselves to other dancers, or other people. We need to be patient, and gentle with ourselves. Just do your best and trust in the process. When we keep going, we eventually get there. There are many paths to any destination.

Album May Be "Final," But Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Not Done Yet

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

In a country where the government controlled the media, his ability to reach listeners was stunted. Nevertheless, he has continued to write and occasionally perform and release albums.

New Set Revisits the Rise of Tito Puente

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.25.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Despite decades of success and honors, Tito Puente is, in a sense, an unknown superstar. But Quatro, a new handsome repackaging of four of his classic early albums, shows Puente and his orchestra in their late 1950s heyday.