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History of Salsa/Mambo – Palladium Era – New York City

Posted on April 21st, 2008 by by Dany J

I was in the process of writing a brief history of Salsa. But NJN’s Imagenes has beat me to it with this 27-minute documentary that focuses on the Mambo Golden Era of the Palladium in New York City. The documentary is called “Golden Age of Dance” and it aired on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm on NJN.

Our friends, the Swing Sabroso Orchestra, are featured at the end of the video along with members of New Jersey’s Cultural Explosion group and many other popular Salsa dancers.

Make sure you watch the full episode (27 minutes) because it is full of juicy videos and trivia. I broke down the video into three parts because of YouTube’s 10-minute limit.

The review in quotes below is from an email from our friend Tricia Dougherty.

“Golden Age of Dance” – PART 1

This episode is a 27 minute documentary showing Mambo dancing in New York City at the Palladium in the 1950s. Back then the night began with a free mambo lesson On 2 (hey, just like they do today at some places !) and continued until 4AM. Old footage was displayed of the famous dancers of that era. Their dance style was not quite as precise and polished as today’s dancers but it was fun to watch everyone doing their thing on the dance floor.

“Golden Age of Dance” – PART 2

The Ballet Hispanico dance company performed at the Joyce Theater in New York reliving the days at the Palladium. Each dancer was selected to play a certain “character” from the 1950s palladium days: the socialite, the married couple dance instructors, the underage girl, the hot Casanova, plus the neighborhood people and weekly regulars. And “playing the role of the big band at the Palladium is Ray Rodriguez and orchestra Swing Sabroso !”

“Golden Age of Dance” – PART 3

It was great ! Dancing to “Baila con Swing Sabroso”, side by side footage was shown on the screen of the black and white 1950s Palladium dance floor mixed in with the current Crystals dance floor showing identical dance moves and dress. Footage of the band at Crystals was mixed in with their music video. If you want to fast forward to the Crystals portion of the show, it is at the 3:40 minute mark of Part 3.

To view similar videos, please visit the Scarlet Mambo YouTube Channel

New Salsa Photos and Videos

Posted on April 7th, 2008 by by Dany J

Scarlet Mambo has been busy practicing and performing. Here are the latest photos and videos. For more photos, visit the Photo Page.

Scarlet Mambo. Performance at Private Party Salsa Nights. Scarlet Mambo.

Scarlet Mambo Girls RU Salsa Club - March

Also, here is the latest video of the Scarlet Mambo Girls performing “Pesadilla”. Visit the Videos Gallery for more videos.

Scarlet Mambo Salsa Videos – Full Versions!

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by by Dany J

Scarlet Mambo has been very active during the last couple of months. Teaching private classes and performing! These are videos of December 2007, January and February 2008. A few more videos are in the works and will be up soon.

This is a composite video of two Salsa performances by the Scarlet Mambo Girls at Mario B’s Salsa Social and UMDNJ (Univ Of Dentistry) Dinner Gala. The name of the Song is “Pesadilla” by Ocho Y Media (a French Salsa Band based in Paris). This video is featured in Ocho Y Media’s official blog !!!

On this video, Scarlet Mambo performs its veteran routine “Otra Rumba” in Princeton, NJ at the Central Jersey Dance Social.

Scarlet Mambo All-Girl Team performs at Mario B’s

Posted on January 27th, 2008 by by Dany J

On Saturday, January 26th 2008, the Scarlet Mambo All-Girl Team made its debut with the Salsa performance “Pesadilla” at Mario B’s Salsa Social in Jersey City, New Jersey. This medium-tempo song expresses that life without Salsa would become a Nightmare (Pesadilla). And after watching this performance, one can clearly feel the theme of the song.

This team is made up of Lyne, Camila, Nadya and Lisa. The girls looked as beautiful as ever in their black and silver outfits.

The Full Picture Album for Pesadilla is now available on facebook.

As if this was not enough, Scarlet Mambo also performed its seasoned number “Otra Rumba” (Gina, Tee, Camila and Dany). This video shows a little preview of “Pesadilla”.

Like always, Tricia made the photos and the video available faster than anyone.Congratulations to the four girls for an awesome performance!!!

Special thanks to Jim, Elizabeth, Tracy, Jonathan, Luis, Jose, Alberto and Gina for coming out to support Scarlet Mambo!!! Tricia, thank you for the quick photos and video! Jimmy and Veronica, thank you for your ever-lasting friendship!!!

Scarlet Mambo “Otra Rumba” Tour

Posted on May 17th, 2007 by by Dany J

Scarlet Mambo Otra Rumba Tour

Otra Rumba Tour – Full Version!

Scarlet Mambo is ready to showcase its “Otra Rumba” performance on the internet. This video is a composite of the performances of Scarlet Mambo during the month of April 2007.


Special thanks to Neil A. for his outstanding job editing the videos.

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