Articles and discussion about ballroom, swing, salsa and argentine tango.
Sagitta, a moderator who contacted me describes it as, "one of
the friendliest, open, clean forums that I have found on dance".
I have to agree.
Has changed into an online shoppe retailing Edie Espinosa's dance-related
material. Lost all of its charm along the way.
Eddie is arguably the best "street-two" dancer/instructor
in the world. A shame that his site doesn't do more to reflect that.
Latin Dance establishment of which Josie Neglia is a member. The site
is mainly a vehicle for selling her videos.
Izzy Sanabria's salsa pages - MC for the Fania All Stars, Publisher
of LatinNY magazine, Original Marketer of the word "Salsa".
Possibly the largest salsa-related site on the net, boasting 2000+ pages
of content. Listings should be treated with suspicion as some information
is highly inaccurate (e.g. Sheffield's is more than five years
out of date).
Commercial London-centric site, useful for checking out what's happening
in and around the capital.
Salsa Jive UK
Carries comprehensive listings of classes and events occurring across
Tambora y Güira
With the dearth of information on the merengue on the web, this site
is one of the best. It offers some very interesting viewpoints.
When this salsa site grows up, it wants to be just like cyber-tango.
Garrit Fleischmann is doing a masterful job. There is so much relevant
content, so easy to navigate, and itís so simply elegant that narcissistic
flashy graphics have beaten a hasty retreat.
Daniel Trennerís Bridge to the Tango
Daniel Trenner is a most insightful exponent of the Argentine Tango.
His site has a lot to offer: articles, video ordering forms, and information
on the trips that he organises.
Mambo Con Rumbo
York-based nine piece salsa band. Performance is good, and some numbers
in their repetoire are very good.
Homepage of Merengada, justifiably the UK's premier merengue band. An
improved line-up, and the exuberant quality of their performances make
them a must to see live. The site itself has details of
their gigs and CD, plus enough links to other salsa and merengue related
sites to keep your index finger out of mischief for months.
Homesite of one of the best UK salsa bands. Very strong live performers.
Definitely worth going to watch this five piece lineup play.
A four to six piece salsa band that plays with real heart and soul.
They have the cost of a middle-weight, but punch more like a heavy-weight.
Live Radio Broadcasts on the Web
La Mega 97.9 FM
A New York based radio station playing a good selection of merengue
and salsa. The most consistent one we've found so far, but you'll still
need quite a fast connection to get the most out of it.
Excellent station, plays a good range of well selected songs. Well worth
tuning into. Gets a five out of five in my book.
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Probably the best international web retailer around. The sites work
well, there are music samples to listen to, and the stock range is large.
More importantly, items on backorder get filled reasonably quickly and
The most useful thing that Amazon has is product linking; "people
who bought this item also bought these items". A great tool if
you're exploring an unfamiliar music genre. Amazon also has some hard-to-get
CDs on its catalogue, but it is worth your while checking each Amazon
site because they all have different catalogues.
Based in Sunnyvale, California this site has titles on its catalogue
that are incredibly difficult to locate elsewhere. Filling of backordered
items is quick, reliable, and the postage on all instances first rate.
Prices are lower on average than on other sites. Another nice touch
is the "contact a human" feature. Easily the best service
I've encountered, and serves as the reference by which other retailers