The holidays are upon us and so it’s time to work on our Christmas playlists. Yes, we have our forever favorites, but new songs are now arriving hoping to make it to your dance floor. Here are a few songs you should consider…
“All I Want for Christmas is You” – Ralphy Dreamz
A cover of the Mariah Carey hit, in Bachata rhythm.
“Salsa con Trova en Navidad” – Edwin “El Calvito” Reyes, featuring Prodigio Claudio
This danceable song mixes traditional and modern instruments and sounds. It was written by Reyes and arranged in collaboration with cuatro player Prodigio Claudio. It reminds me of Christmas parties with Puerto Ricans. In other words – authentic.
“Vamonos Ya” – Fernandito Rentas
Also Puerto Rican, Rentas sings in “Vamonos Ya,” (Let’s Go), inviting you to celebrate “como en los viejos tiempos” (like in the old times). Last year we were locked in, it says, but not any more! This song was written by Edgardo Irizarri, with arrangements by Robert Requena and the participation of cuatro player Tony Perez. It’s a fun one!
These songs have been added to the VidaSalsera.com playlist on Spotify, which you can access from the right margin, or at the bottom, of this page.
I’ll be adding more music to this page as the season continues, so keep an eye on it!