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DJ Ron (San Francisco, California)

Ronald II Palma aka DJ Ron, “El Monstro del Amargue” – born in Nicaragua in 1976, moved to San Francisco in 1978, raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. I am He has been influenced by the music he heard as child (Cuco Valoy, El Gran Combo, Oscar D’León, Lalo Rodriguez, Tommy Olivencia, etc. and all […]

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DJ El Güero del Sabor (Portland, OR)

Ricardo’s journey through salsa has been extensive, having danced, performed, taught and directed his own teams, he has been exposed to a variety of musical styles and artists dating back to 2002, when he first discovered salsa. As a DJ, he appreciates what the crowd or audience brings to his craft, making for diverse and […]

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VibraSÓN Latin Band (est. 2013)

VibraSÓN, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, brings the hip sounds of the Latin vibraphone music and artists such as Joe Cuba, Jimmy Sabater, Cal Tjader and many more to contemporary audiences. Populated with top Bay Area based musicians, VibraSÓN plays tight Latin and Salsa music with swing! VibraSÓN is a perfect choice for […]

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Dj Guaguanco – Angel Sanchez (San Francisco, California)

Angel Sanchez (Dj Guaguanco) started sharing his passion for music around the bay area and through out California six years ago. Places: San Francisco International Salsa Bachata Kizomba Congress 2018 SBK Congress Palladium Nights SF founder. Noche Latina (Resident DJ) UnifiedOn2

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Dj Mulato (Noel Matis) – France, Paris

Es El Sonido Que Dicta La Ley A native of Guadeloupe ” West Idies ” by my mother I like the Afro-Caribbean music, kompas, zouk, salsa … Collector of vinyl 33t – 45t – Cds are part of my life Dj. One question, how to live and share my passion with others. SAL’SOUNDS 70’S was […]

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EldelaClaveSF (Felipe Martinez)

Dj ElelaClaveSF (AKA Felipe Martinez) was born in Colombia, and moved to the US in 1998. He started dancing in 1999 and was part of the original SalsaMania team until 2001. He danced with Mambo Romero from 2001/2008 performing at many events and salsa congresses around the US and Puerto Rico. Felipe began his career […]

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Eddie Torres @ iHeartMambo (San Francisco) Insights into dancing and life

It was 1997 when I first came across a training video tape of Eddie Torres while studying in Mexico City. I watched it and I was fascinated with how simple he was able to break down patterns and his depth of understanding about musicality, as well as how respectful he was treating both his partner […]

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DJ El Malo (Zürich, Switzerland)

Stefano Amato alias DJ El Malo was born in Zurich in 1975. He developed a great passion for the music already in his childhood. As a teenager he experimented himself in different styles of music, like: House, Hip Hop, R&B and could herewith bring his mixing to perfection, expand his repertoire and amplify his knowledge […]

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DJ Mayimbe (Los Angeles, California)

Full name: Mario G Gatica He was born in Guatemala and raised in Los Angeles showing. Having the mixture and influence of both Guatemalan and American culture, he is considered one if the top dj’s in the LA salsa/mambo scene. At a young age, he became part of the underground/house/techno/drum&base movement in the Los Angeles […]

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Dj Gabriel (Sydney and currently based in Dubai)

“A purveyor of rare and infectious Latin vinyl grooves for a unique party atmosphere.” Hailing from Sydney (and currently based in Dubai), DJ Gabriel specialises in collecting rare & obscure vinyls from the 60s and 70s era. His passion and spirit of adventure takes him near and far to find rare sounds from any part […]

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Orquesta Vibrason @ Bar Fluxus (San Francisco, California) – 2017 – Every Tuesday

The VibraSÓN band was formed in mid-2013 to fulfill a long yearning of its leader Jake Jacobs, an accomplished salsa dancer and instructor for over 20 years to bring some of the greatest dance music back into the live music scene. The concept was to play the music of an older era with a hip […]

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Dj Angel (360) (San Jose, California) on Vinyl

A veteran bay area dj with a long track record both on the salsa community as a dj and multi-disiplinary array of music to make the dancer dance like there is no tomorrow. Known for owning one of the most extensive collection of records plus an extra copy he sure knows how to set the […]

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Bay Area Bands: Orquesta Salson

__ Bringing the old school flavors back from the 60s and 70s salson is known for making dancers as well as non-dancers want to dance. Mario Cortez (vocalista), Josh Alfaro (vocalista) , Christian salas (conguero band lider}, Kevin Bryson (trombone) , Tony bella (bajo guitarra) , Papo Martínez (timbal), Faris Jahar (trombone) ,Mario Cortez (vocalista), […]

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Homenaje a Eddie Torres (The Mambo King)

Eddie Torres (born July 3, 1950), also known as “The Mambo King”, is a salsa dance instructor.[1] Torres’ technique developed from various sources including Afro-Cuban son, mambo, and North American jazz dance. [2] He is one of the more popular dancers of New York style salsa. He is famous for his way of dancing and […]

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HOMENAJE A LOS CONGUEROS MAYORES

Un Sencillo homenaje a los Congueros Mayores, todos influenciados por el legendario Luciano ´´Chano´´ Pozo el Tambor de Cuba, en estos apartes que escogí de diferentes videos podemos apreciar la gran vitalidad y las diferentes técnicas utilizadas por estos grandes maestros, indudablemente muy diferente a los métodos empleados hoy en día y que ha revolucionado […]

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Cándido de Guerra Camero

Cándido de Guerra Camero, also known simply as Candido (born April 22, 1921) is a Cuban-born percussionist (mainly conga and bongo) and the most recorded conga drummer in the history of jazz. He also plays the tres (Cuban mandolin), drums, and acoustic bass. He has worked in many genres of popular music from pop, rock, […]

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Story of Salsa, Waiting to Be Told

Looking for new places to dig for records, I came across an article that talks about a trove of Afro-Cuban records waiting to be appraised and re-organized in order to build a story. Source: New York Times: https://nyti.ms/2nKxaFw

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Conga Bongo Radio >

Conga Bongo Radio is a plataform designed to create a community of talented artists. Its whole purpose is to enrich our lives with salsa, mambo, rumba, guaguanco, pachanga, cha cha cha, son, bachata and danson played by a multitude of artist’s eclectic selections!

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The Music That Immortalised Mambo with the Paladium Era

Opening of Palladium[edit] When the Palladium opened as a dance studio and dance hall, it had a racially restrictive policy and did not maintain the level of funding needed to operate it. It had a dance floor that could hold a thousand couples dancing at once but had fallen into decline by 1947.[1] Most of […]


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DJ Ron (San Francisco, California)

Ronald II Palma aka DJ Ron, “El Monstro del Amargue” – born in Nicaragua in 1976, moved to San Francisco in 1978, raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. I am He has been influenced by the music he heard as child (Cuco Valoy, El Gran Combo, Oscar D’León, Lalo Rodriguez, Tommy Olivencia, etc. and all […]


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