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Salsa Brava with the emotional presence of Flamenco

Posted on December 10th, 2009 by by Dany J

This video is one of the main soundtrack songs of “La Sangre Y La Lluvia” (Blood and Rain)., a new colombian film directed by Jorge Navas. I have been following this band for some time now, they are called “La Sucursal S.A. (official website)“, and they are from Barcelona. This song/video manages to capture the unmeasured capacity to feel emotional pain and agony that is characteristic and necessary in the most profound flamenco songs. In fact, their debut album, Lo Nuestro (2008), is full of surprises. For example, Marina “La Canillas”, singer of Ojos de Brujo is a featured singer in the track “La Bien Paga”, a subtle blend of antagonistic rhythms and origins.

The soundtrack song can be downloaded at no cost at the official website of the “La Sangre Y La Lluvia” film.

La Sangre Y La Lluvia Soundtrack

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The Daily Targum – Article About Salsa Thursdays

Posted on November 18th, 2009 by by Dany J

The Salsa Thursdays event at Perlé Nightclub was featured on the front page of the Daily Targum on Friday, November 13th, 2009. Also, the Daily Targum featured an article about Salsa Thursdays on Tuesday, November 17th 2009 on the front page of the Metro Section. Here are the photos.

El Show De Ruben Blades

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by by Dany J

Did you know that Ruben Blades is going to re-record a lot of his Fania material? If you would like to find out interesting things like this, follow me on Twitter or friend me on facebook. or

I would like to share with you a show that I have been following for the last few months, “El Show de Ruben Blades”. Ruben Blades is a Salsa artist that I would like to meet, and after watching 27 shows, I feel that I almost know him. Here are some quotes that I liked and a link the show.

“Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation.” – Ruben Blades.

Ruben Blades explica, “Quiero ese disco, el disco con Cheo, que tengo que terminar y ya lo voy a terminar lo mas pronto possible. Estoy regrabando todas mis cosas. Ya Walter Flores termino. Y ahora tengo que ponerle la voz a todos los discos que hize con el periodo de la Fania y toda es question, lo estoy regrabando todo para que cuando yo me muera pueda dejarle todo eso a mi familia porque los discos no son ni mios. Los discos son de la compan~ia, no mios. Este es el unico negocio del mundo donde la compan~ia de discos te de la plata para que hagas el disco, y te la cobra de tus regalias y no te dan un centavo hasta que la compan~ia de discos no recobre lo que invirtio. Y despues que lo recobra, tadavia el disco es de ellos. Es como si tu tuvieras una casa y a usted le da un prestamo el banco. Y usted paga y paga y paga, y cuando termine de pagar la casa, la casa todavia es del banco. So, que es eso hombre! Eso que es! Eso no se accepta en ningun lugar. Asi explotan a los musicos!”

El Show de Ruben Blades

El Show de Ruben Blades

Baby Salsa DJ… They just keep getting you younger

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 by by Dany J

Special thanks go to everyone that has shown love and concern for our Thursday Salsa party in New Brunswick. I really miss it too. I miss playing my records for such a warm crowd week after week. But please be patient because better days are ahead. In the meanwhile, I want to share with you two things. First, after one year of DJ’ing, please allow me to formally introduce myself as a Salsa DJ (check my DJ bio here). Second, please direct your attention to a short video that just keeps making me laugh every time I see it. If you like it too and it makes you laugh, please friend me on facebook and drop me a message on my wall. Enjoy. – Dany J.

New Jersey Salsa Disc Jockeys: NY/NJ Salsa DJ Tour

Posted on January 10th, 2009 by by Dany J

The House of Dance Salsa SocialScarlet Mambo has made a big push to become an elite disc jockey service in the New York and New Jersey Salsa scenes. Having a dancer’s perspective, the Scarlet Mambo DJ’s strive to play the best music for Salsa dancers. In fact, in a perfect world, DJ Dany J and DJ Leonard would exclusively play Salsa exclusively for dancers only, 100% of the time! (redundancy intended)

With this in mind, Scarlet Mambo is “on tour” in New York and New Jersey, making appearances at Salsa socials of some of the most prestigious Salsa personalities. Last week, on January 3rd, 2009, the Scarlet Mambo DJ’s made an appearance at Yesenia’s Dance Factory Salsa Social.

On Saturday, January 17th, 2009, Scarlet Mambo is scheduled to spin music at “The House of Dance Salsa Social”, hosted by Griselle Ponce.

In New York, DJ Dany J will be playing at Sabor Tuesdays at Iguana every Tuesday for the the month January (2009). DJ Dany J plays a long set that is followed by DJ Antonio La Conga.

This is a rough schedule of DJ gigs for Scarlet Mambo for January:

– Tue, Jan 13th @ Sabor Tuesdays at Iguanas
– Thu, Jan 15th @ Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge
– Fri, Jan 16th @ Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays
– Sat, Jan 17th @ The House of Dance Salsa Social (hosted by Griselle Ponce)
– Tue, Jan 20th @ Sabor Tuesdays
– Thu, Jan 22nd @ Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge
– Fri, Jan 23rd @ Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays
– Tue, Jan 27th @ Sabor Tuesdays
– Thu, Jan 29th @ Scarlet Salsa Thursdays at 360 Lounge
– Fri, Jan 30th @ Fire N Ice Salsa Fridays