Apr 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: salsa

You Rate It: Major Lazer + Sean Paul – “Come On To Me”

Words by Natalie Weiner, Photo by Kevin Ornelas—

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Major Lazer is certainly not hurting for star power on their upcoming EP, Apocalypse Soon. First we heard from Pharrell on the addictive track “Aerosol Can,” and a new collaboration with dancehall superstar Sean Paul has dropped ahead of the EP’s Feb. 25th release this week, just as Sean released his sixth studio album, Full Frequency.

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LargeUp Premiere: La Mecanica Popular’s “Arbol” (Free Download)

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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La Mecánica Popular first caught our attention earlier this fall with their smart “La Paz Del Freak” video, a playful snapshot of Latin NYC life, past and present. The band, which hails from NYC by way of various Latin American ports of call, is on a mission to reinvigorate salsa with a sound experimental enough to deserve its own name, but traditional enough to pass purists’ test.

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Psychedelic Salsa: La Mecánica Popular’s “La Paz Del Freak” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—
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New York City has seen a lot of changes over the last few decades, and one of them has been the shrinking of the borough’s longstanding Puerto Rican communities, as newer groups move in and Boricuas relocate to the suburbs and other areas.

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Deeply Rooted: Dance Workshops with Juan de Dios + Raices Profundas

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Throwback Thursdays: Piccalo’s “T Shirt”

Words by Scott Brown

Giant Steps: Victor Cruz Takes “Silk City Salsa” Talents To Times Square

Words by Jesse Serwer, via NY Daily News:::Photo by Craig Warga—

If you watch (American) football or just live in the New York area, you’ve probably seen the salsa dance that New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz does every time he celebrates scoring a touchdown. Yesterday, the Puerto Rican Cruz, who says his steps are his way of paying homage to his grandmother, who taught him the steps, paid a visit to Modell’s Sporting Goods in Times Square, where a T-shirt in his honor (which reads “Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz” on the front, after the chant popular at Giants games, while depicting his “Silk City Salsa” moves on the back) is currently the store’s most popular item. The highlight, of course, was a demonstration of his endzone celebration with a group of kids and admiring females. Watch the New York Daily News’ video of the event below and, just in case you’re on the fence about who to support in next month’s Super Bowl game against the Patriots, read this New York Times profile from November on Cruz and Puerto Rican players in the NFL.

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