migueltio

January 27, 2015

Keep It Real

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , — migueltio @ 6:02 pm

Real Salsa
is a live band
winds by the chops
drums by the hand.
Real Salsa
es en clave
not some electric
cheapo-suave.
Real Salsa
needed singers
like Willie
like Hector
like Ismael.
Today its Marc
Victor
or Giovanni
to drag it back up
from where it fell.
When Hector died
Frankie died
and Charlie died
it hurt Salsa’s pride.
When Tito died
and Celia died
so did the great influence
of Salsa worldwide.
Ralphy Mercado
as much as
he tried
could not keep
its promotional side.
Real Salsa
is a sound of a band’s
true emersion
not just a pop song
redone in a 3-2 version.
Real Salsa
is more than movements
on Dancing With The Stars
or the DJs in the clubs
or the Ipads in the cars.
DJs do play the tunes
of the sounds each band
makes because spreading
the love is what it all
takes to get the dancers
moving so each
booty shakes
because Salsa
without true sound
like said in “Dance With Me”
watered down
is one of perceptions
biggest mistakes.
Real Salsa is Alive!
Keep it REAL!
~Miguel

5 Comments »

  1. I love to Salsa. *wink*

    Comment by Holistic Wayfarer — February 10, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

  2. Yeah, I better let him dance instead.

    Comment by migueltio — March 10, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

  3. exactly, art should be alive!

    Comment by Sharmishtha Basu — March 21, 2015 @ 12:50 am


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