This salsa swings so much that our DJ had to bring along TWO pairs of shoes! Yes, were burned up the carpet with this week's lineup: Spanish Harlem Orchestra with Ruben Blades, Willie Rosario with Tony Vega, Oscar D'Leon, Adolescentes, and Miles Pena. The heat got so heavy that he had to cool us down with some traditional Cuban sounds: modern charanga from La Orquesta Original de Manzanillo, then into traditional guitar-driven son from Septeto Matamoros. But the real treat went down as smooth as a creamy helado: a sprawling 8-minute son from Conjunto Oriente. And just when we thought the fire was out, he stoked it up again with some Puerto Rican plena by Angel Torruella, then burned us to a cinder with yet another high-energy bomba-salsa from Cortijo y Su Combo with Ismael Rivera. AAAGGGUUUAAA!!!

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