Salsa > who here likes cumbia?

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by hopelessly_addicted, May 29, 2005.

  1. hopelessly_addicted

    hopelessly_addicted New Member

    I've requested more salsa nicely before, didn't work. Next time I'm there with other salseros, I'll ask them to ask the DJ also rather than sitting on their butt complaining... I don't know WHY but some people are quite reluctant to voice their preference to the DJ for some reason! :twisted:
  2. hopelessly_addicted

    hopelessly_addicted New Member

    Heya Pelao! Thanks for the info! :) I did wonder about the origin of cumbia...

    So.. EM would like to know.. are you a colombian?

    I guess I've been ranting purely from a salsa dancer's point of view....

    Do you like cumbias for listening or dancing or both? Any titles you'd recommend?
  3. HF

    HF New Member

    Vallenato is completely different to my ears, I like it. This music makes me happy.

    Maybe they are not playing the traditional cumbias in the clubs I visit.
  4. cocodrilo

    cocodrilo New Member

    Oh, I know how that is! I love a variety, and when the fekkin' DJ plays like 4 merengues in a row, it's like what th' f***?! It takes a good Dj to make a person's night, but it also takes music appreciation on the part of the dancers to adjust to the situation, and get out there and enjoy themselves. After all, we're there to dance, aren't we?
  5. hopelessly_addicted

    hopelessly_addicted New Member

    Yeah I totally agree with you there... we are there to dance and have fun.. My policy is not to sulk for whatever reason when I go out because I've seen people doing that and I don't like it.... I rant all my anger/frustration/distress here instead :oops: :lol:
  6. Sabor

    Sabor New Member

    umm.. so i can't answer if not here but there? :?
  7. hopelessly_addicted

    hopelessly_addicted New Member

    u know exactly what i meant! :?
  8. HF

    HF New Member

    If there is here then here is there :twisted:
  9. TemptressToo

    TemptressToo Member

    I don't like it either. It lacks flow and looks primative. But, it does give me a breather from dancing as the rest of the pure salsa dancers also do not dance it. We all get a chance to rest and get some water. ;)
  10. hopelessly_addicted

    hopelessly_addicted New Member

    ok i have no idea what vallenato is... :oops: anyone wanna recommend a typical vallenato song?
  11. vey

    vey New Member

    you're welcome

    In my cumbia class we were learning the typical cumbia circular dancing pattern (swing steps/left turns & interrupted turns for ladies which can be done by stopping follow and swinging her back using different "ankors" for interruption - from shoulders down to knees, etc) plus we learned cumbia cross step (step right foot to the side,
    cross left ft in front,
    right ft to the side again,
    tap with the heel of left ft
    and mirrow the same step to the opposite direction
  12. hopelessly_addicted

    hopelessly_addicted New Member

    OOhhh didn't know that this was a cumbia step! :) Of course, come to think of it, only people who dance cumbia do it.. :wink:
  13. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    any other steps you would like to share?
  14. Mitra

    Mitra New Member

    *races in* I just got back from a huge salsa party at the local club and they were doing cumbia! I absolutely love it and the guy I mostly danced with said I caught on fairly quickly for just finding out about it tonight. It was so much fun ^_^
  15. salsamale

    salsamale New Member

  16. RumbaRumbera

    RumbaRumbera New Member

    Cumbia is not salsa, so this forum should be re-named "Latin Dances."
  17. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    meh... we discuss salsa, merengue, bachata... whatever you might dance when you go out for a night salsa-ing... cumbia's certainly in that category...
  18. sweavo

    sweavo New Member

    Thanks for sharing! * rolls over and goes to sleep *
  19. dancedude314

    dancedude314 New Member

    I hope you did the honorable thing and called the police.

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