Workshop timetable now up folks... and hot off the press - we are being joined by two more great dancers from Holland who will also be performing for you!
We are chuffed to bring you our brand new Abanico Salsa shop where we are offering the following:
- event tickets
- course vouchers
- Abanico vouchers at varying amounts... perfect Christmas present!
Monday 18th November
We've got a great 'special' lined up for you this month - DJ Lubi is popping down to Exeter and will be holding an informal session where he will be talking about Salsa music styles for all of you dancers.
A big heads up to all dancers, DJs & music lovers - here is one you don't want to miss... Orquesta SCC | "Salsa Con Conciencia" have just dropped dance floor dynamite in the shape of their new album!
As a big fan of Orquesta SCC "Salsa con Conciencia" (formerly known as La Excelencia but re-born with some personnel changes) I wait with anticipation & nerves for each new release - and I am chuffed to say that this one will not disappoint! As a DJ I reckon this album could even be the most dancer friendly - the range of tempos will keep everybody happy here. There are of course one or two for lovers of the fast stuff where the band let rip - but my favourites on first listening are some of the slow & mid-tempos numbers - "Pancho Rumba" and "Son Son Son Sonero" are definitely getting some airtime next time I am on the decks... and as a music lover this album kicks ass - the solos are fantastic, the arrangements swing, the playing is tight, Edwin Perez hasn't sounded better, and Jose Vazquez-Cofresi's hands play hard! There are too many high points but two moments that made me stop in the office this morning were Charlie Dilone's solo on "Dejale Que Baile" and Yuniel Jiménez Valdés' solo on "El Montuno De La Verdad" - this band can really play and seem to get better and better.
Heads up all discerning Salseros..! The new Tromboranga album has just been released and sounds great - this is highly recommended stuff.
They're here at last folks - the new tracks from Abanico favourite Orquesta Dee Jay! One of the best Salsa Dura outfits of the early 70s New York Salsa scene are back with two hot new releases that have been burning up our dance floors for the past couple of months - and going down really well in class - these bad boys swing hard!!
Head over to cdbaby.com and get your hands on the downloads while they're hot - two purchases that are highly recommended!!