Here’s a taste of an old school salsa favorite, Oscar de Leon, live in concert. If you like what you see, you can check him out live in Medellin tonight (Feb 17, 2012) at Palmahia Discoteca.
A profile of the best place to learn LA or Cuban style salsa in Medellin, Colombia including video footage of the author and instructor.
In 2009, on my last weekend in Medellin, I spent two nights dancing at the 1st Colombian Salsa Festival. As luck would have it, I ran into Yamile, one of my dance teachers, at the door. I had a way better time as a result of her company than had she not attended. Therefore, it […]
Slowly but surely, I continue to discover the names of the classic Colombian songs I’ve been hearing the last few years. Listo Medellin is by Colombia’s own Grupo Niche. If you’re familiar with the city, see how many references you can catch and understand.
Cali may be Colombia’s salsa capital, but Medellin is home to the country’s annual salsa festival (or Congress, as they’re called in Western countries). This weekend, from July 8 – 10, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) hosts the 3rd Colombia Salsa Festival. The Festival is a mix of dance classes, competitions, concerts and social dancing. Singers […]
So there is club dancing and there is Academy dancing. Let me explain the difference. I have been going to the clubs that everyone goes to on Tuesdays and Thursdays and have been feeling quite dejected since, afterall, my goal in traveling through South America was to learn every dance style possible. And, Tuesdays at […]
Me Libere by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rio is one of my all time favorite salsa songs.
When Jessica expressed an interest in contributing to Medellin Living, little did I know I’d end up with a new salsa dancing partner. I had invited her to my apartment to go over how to use WordPress. She arrived fresh from a tango lesson, and before I knew it, Marcello (Wandering Trader) was recording us […]
A salsa classic, and a lot of fun to dance to, this is Plastico performed live by Willie Colon and Ruben Blades. My favorite part in the song is around 6:30 when they start doing shout-outs to the various Latin countries, including Colombia!
I met Benny (Fluent in 3 Months) when he arrived in Medellin last November for a 2-month stay in Colombia. He wanted to learn salsa in Colombia, so I referred him to my teacher, Yamile, at the dance studio I’ve used the last few years. In the first part of the video, you’ll see footage […]