We are a podcast unearthing the stories of Afro-Latin music and dance. We believe that learning the history and listening to the stories of those who created our dance is just as important as learning the dance itself. We are diving into the history, the roots, and the issues through conversations with dancers, musicians, and scholars. Come with us on this journey as we learn from our guests on Roots, Rhythm, & Soul.
This episodes guest artist is Yesenia Selier. She is a dancer, choreographer, scholar and PhD candidate from Cuba, currently living in New York. We discuss afro-cuban culture, dance and history with her and its influence on mambo and salsa.
Frankie Morales is a vocalist from New York City. He performed with greats like Tito Puente and Hector Lavoe. In this episode we get insights into the salsa music industry and hear Frankies personal stories hardships he faced in his own life.
A second interview with the mambo king and queen, Eddie and Maria Torres. In this episode we discussing significant moments in their dance careers like performing for a president, hardships they faced, social issues and more.
An interview with the mambo king and queen, Eddie and Maria Torres. In this episode we discuss their upbringing, how they became dancers, the development of the On2 New York style of Salsa and significant moments in their dance careers like the Tribute to Machito with Tito Puente at the Apollo Theatre.