Salsa dura is the EverReady battery musical bunny that just keeps going and going, with musical breaks and blaring brass ideal for salsa dancing. While Puerto Rico was focusing on salsa romantica, Colombia became a bastion of their own style of salsa dura, through the lean years and remain one today.
Things are about get real for “Macarena” fans. Spanish pop duo Los del Río released the hit song in 1994, since then its infectious sound and iconic dance moves have been at the center of thousands of gatherings, parties, family reunions, church events and more.
This week, Becky G notched her first ever No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart with “Mayores.” “I feel incredible. I feel like I’m flying," Becky G told Billboard. "I feel like everything I’ve ever worked towards is finally becoming real.” The chart accomplishment is both sweet and notable for multiple reasons.
"Livin' la Vida Loca" is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion that followed and made the transition of other Spanish-speaking artists (first Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony and then later Shakira and Paulina Rubio) into the English-speaking market easier.
"No Me Doy por Vencido" (English: I Don't Give Up) is a Spanish language song by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi. It was released on June 2, 2008, for the promotional and charity compilation, AT&T Team USA Soundtrack (2008) and first single from seventh studio album Palabras del Silencio (2008).
Conga players are called congueros, while rumberos refers to those who dance following the path of the players. The term "conga" was popularized in the 1930s, when Latin music swept the United States. Cuban son and New York jazz fused together to create what was then termed mambo, but later became known as salsa.
"Chantaje" (Spanish pronunciation:; English: "Blackmail") is a song by Colombian singer Shakira, featuring vocals by fellow Colombian singer Maluma. The song was released as a single to anticipate Shakira's eleventh studio album El Dorado (2017) on 28 October 2016 by Ace Entertainment.
"Duele el Corazón" is a song by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias featuring vocals from Puerto Rican rapper Wisin. It was released on 18 April 2016 under his new record company Sony Music Latin. The song was produced by Carlos Paucar, co-produced by Juan Carlos Yepez Jr Francisco Saldaña. The peruvian composer Patrick Ingunza wrote the song along with Venezuelan singer Servando Primera and the Ecuadorian American record producer and songwriter Juan Carlos Yepez Jr.
The "Me Enamoré" official lyric video was released via Shakira's Vevo the day of the release of the song. Directed by James Zwadlo, it features the Spanish-language words along watercolor painted images, presumably for the non-Spanish speaking people to understand the song.
“Pedro Navaja” is the greatest salsa song ever written. This might seem like a rash pronouncement, but it’s not really that controversial. Sure, salsa is all about pulling bodies to the dance floor, and there are plenty of songs that outdo “Pedro Navaja” when it comes to getting hips shaking.
"Imitadora" is a song by American singer Romeo Santos. The song was written by Philip L. Jackson and Romeo Santos, and conducted by Carlos Dalmasí, with production handled by Allen Ritter, Romeo Santos, Frank Dukes and Vinylz. It was released to digital retailers on June 23, 2017, through Sony Music Latin, as the second single released off Santos' third studio album, Golden.
"La Camisa Negra" (English: "The Black Shirt") is a Spanish rock song written by Juanes, inspired by Colombian singer-songwriter Octavio Mesa and recorded by Juanes for his third studio album Mi Sangre. In Latin America, the track was released in 2005 as the third single from Mi Sangre, and in Europe, it was released in 2006 as the album's lead single.