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Debb says ...
I love to Zumba dance to latin music, especially the Mambo & Cha-Cha-cha. The Puntamayo World music is so authentic - you can read the history of the music and the artists.
04/27/2011 5:51:27 PM CDT
carole g says ...
SAMVA !!! Let's dance ... put on that red dress, heels and let's dance !!!
04/27/2011 5:52:11 PM CDT
Donna says ...
I love all of it! This music just makes me want to get up and dance! It is like exercise but so much more fun!
04/27/2011 5:52:40 PM CDT
Carolynn says ...
I'm new to listening to Latin music. I've always wanted to take salsa lessons and haven't yet however I am enjoying my recent Zumba classes. Zumba!
04/27/2011 5:52:51 PM CDT
Pam Wohlers says ...
Perfect timing.
04/27/2011 5:56:17 PM CDT
Anne says ...
My favorite Latin music style is samba!!
04/27/2011 5:56:25 PM CDT
Elise Lee says ...
Mambo, Merengue...I learned many Latin rhythms while dancing with my father to a Catskill Mountain band in the hotel's casino. How I loved the simplicity of it all. Now when I watch 'Dancing With The Stars' or PBS Ballroom contests, I am stunned by the 'variations' and athleticism of the performers. Rather like watching the Olympics now. 'Strictly Ballroom' remains a favorite film of mine, as it addresses how changed people's personalities can become with competition and how competition often changes our beautiful internal rhythms that we responded to once in innocence.
04/27/2011 5:57:42 PM CDT
Dawn VarquezPaulk says ...
I love flamenco guitar! My fathers family is from Spain and whenever I hear that music it makes me feel a connection to my fathers roots. It really makes me feel like dancing all over the house.
04/27/2011 5:57:45 PM CDT
Christopher Frank says ...
Having grown up in New York City I miss the music of Puerto Rico; when I came to Los Angeles this was not to be found; the closest that I have come to it is in the music of Cuba. Buena Vista Social Club - the movie and the CD of the same name is amazing; I was fortunate to see those musicians live at UCLA; shortly thereafter several of them passed away.
04/27/2011 5:57:59 PM CDT
Susan says ...
I'm a huge fan of the mambo! I think it comes from watching too much Dirty Dancing when I was a kid.
04/27/2011 5:59:09 PM CDT
Claudia maurer says ...
Mambo warm night cold drink and my handsome husband..doesn't get better than that!
04/27/2011 6:00:02 PM CDT
Jozefin Farkas says ...
salsa and meringue
04/27/2011 6:00:27 PM CDT
Alison says ...
Cuban jazz!
04/27/2011 6:01:59 PM CDT
denise says ...
Latin music is the ultimate in soul through sound. I move to the beat of samba and salsa songs while running on the lake or while riding in my car. It allows me to feel and see the outer elements of life on a truly deep level.
04/27/2011 6:02:24 PM CDT
colleen reilly says ...
As a kid I too watched 'I Love Luci' and loved Ricky Ricardo's music and fun loving dances- the Mambo always looked less structured and more fun than the Tango but I love all the music from both styles. Every CD I have ever played from Putamayo has been outstanding and I love all of them!
04/27/2011 6:03:51 PM CDT
Nina says ...
Being Latin, I grew up with salsa, cumbia, merengue, more recently bachata, so I find it impossible not to tune to the rhythms whenever I listen to them. I particularly like Cumbia because this is what we would dance for Christmas or parties or any "folksy" events. It is more the music of the people's. I also enjoy Colombian salsa because I find it has such a strong West African influence with its choirs and high pitch sounds. Yet, my heart most rejoices with Brazilian Bossa Nova, with its sweet melancholic tunes.
04/27/2011 6:03:53 PM CDT
Joanne Bosky says ...
I don't have a favorite because I haven't been exposed to much Latin music--that's why I need the collection.
04/27/2011 6:05:47 PM CDT
Laura says ...
I love Latin music with a little reggaeton style. I teach Zumba and anything upbeat is great!
04/27/2011 6:05:51 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
When my energy is feeling a bit low, I always turn to Govi on my ipod. His guitar soothes and clears my head. I love Latin music for th energy and imagination it inspires!
04/27/2011 6:06:49 PM CDT
dboeger says ...
While it's not listed above I love the Samba. DB
04/27/2011 6:08:44 PM CDT
Dianne Siegel says ...
My favorite is bosa-nova.
04/27/2011 6:08:55 PM CDT
Ana Maria says ...
Anything from Cuba is awesome!!!!
04/27/2011 6:08:57 PM CDT
angie says ...
SALSA music & dancing
04/27/2011 6:09:08 PM CDT
AUGUST MARRERO says ...
I am from Nawlins and all my life i have been influenced by Rumba, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha, Nawlins Congo Square and whole Nawlins music scene. my mama use to do the cha cha cha all the time she loved to dance. She died quite a few years ago at 79. i look forward to win these cds. I have the one by Mr. Boutte of one of your first albums i think i meet his sister at Offbeat Magazine who gave me this cd for signing up for offbeat magazine subscription about 5-10 maybe more i forget. by the way i am 1/2 puerto rican my fathers dad my grandfather would always dance the flamingo he was puerto rican and my mothers side cajun and german. God Bless America august carmelo marerro from nawlins living in san antonio, Texas
04/27/2011 6:09:49 PM CDT
Nichole T says ...
I love latin fusion and salsa.
04/27/2011 6:09:58 PM CDT

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