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Playlists launched by Spotify for dogs left alone at home
The relationship between a pet and it’s owner is quite unique hence Spotify has taken their ingenuity a step further and launched playlists and podcasts for dogs left at home alone.
In a recent survey it was identified that nearly 71% of UK pet owners play music for their pets therefore having their own playlists in their owners absence.
Spotify said it has launched the a podcast featuring soothing music, stories and messages of validation and reassurance to relieve stress for dogs who are home alone. One in four pet-owners play music for their pets to listen to for company, with 42% of owners saying their pets have a favourite type of music.
Quote from Spotify Newsroom: “We created a unique experience to help you craft the pawfect algorithmically generated playlist for you and your pet to enjoy together. Head to spotify.com/pets for a playlist you can share with your dog, cat, iguana, hamster, or bird.”
THE 7 BEST SONGS OF SALSA TO DANCE
Originally from Cuba, but expanded throughout Latin America, it has a mix of son, cha-cha-cha, mambo, etc.
Constantly bored or are you new to the world of salsa?
You should concentrate on the musical genre, get to know it more closely to know all its styles and see which one is best for you.
You can choose between the afro-latino, the caleño, the cuban, the Los Angeles and the New York styles.
Although the Afro-Latin style is very popular in the Caribbean, countries like Venezuela, Ecuador and, to a lesser extent, Peru also stand out.
The Colombian style, Cali. It is known for his quick steps and skipping motions.
The Cuban style and that of the last Americans already mentioned are similar, because when the salsa was created in Cuba, its arrival in the United States was quick.
Llorarás (You will cry)
Dimensión Latina – Oscar D’León
With Oscar D’León in voice, the orchestra achieved the greatest success of its history; this sticky theme is found in the album “Dimensión Latina 75”, released in 1975. Although there were hits like Que bailen tós, La Piragua, etc. Llorarás, composed by the same Oscar was the first international success. The musical arrangements were always by Monges and Oscar D’León.
His subject tells us about his ex-partner who cheated on him and, although his love was pure, it was never returned in its entirety. However, Oscar D’León thinks that everything gets back in this life and she did not know how to value it, so she will regret it and “cry.”
El Gran Combo the Puerto Rico
The group that has been published almost 100 albums in the salsa industry, could not stop being on this list. One of his most popular songs is Timbalero, a song that shows in all its expression this great orchestra.
This song describes better than any other the so-called salsa dura or brava, a sound that revolutionized the genre, highlighting musical virtues that many exponents used later.
Slavery, mistreatment, the African Diaspora, emancipation and freedom, among many other interpretations, immortalized the song.
Regarding the narrative, it is clear that Rebellion is an impeccable chronicle: a journalistic story, if one wants to perfectly narrated (sung). However, the great legacy of the song, and what is famous in the whole world, is the musical footprint.
Discos Fuentes decided to make a music video whose result, a couple of years later, was an extravagant sketch with the walls of Cartagena as a backdrop, in which some Cartagena dancers made a silly choreography in which a Spaniard in a wig – another mulato – hit the black one. A tender tropical farce.
I want to tell my brother a bit of black history, of the
our history, gentleman
In the sixteen hundred years, when the tyrant commanded
the streets of Cartagena, that story lived.
When those slavers came there, Africans in chains
They kissed my land, perpetual slavery
Colón was known as a trombonist and a great musician, after Héctor Lavoe’s departure from his orchestra, he took the microphone and became the new voice, surprising the audience. Gitana emerges from the album “Tiempo Pa ‘Matar”, released in 1984.
Its subject of greater radial success turned out to be “Gitana” which owns evident Spanish airs and whose authorship belongs to “Manzanita”, also known like Jose Manuel Ortega a Madrilenian singer who was characterized by his broken voice.
In case one day I die
And you read this paper
That you know how much I love you
Even if I do not see you again
I know you were never mine
You have not been, nor are you
But from my heart
A bit you have
You have, you have, you have, you have
The song directed for a gypsy girl that he fell in love with at first sight, but he is certain that she has not even looked at him, but he has hope and wants to give her his love that he considers to be very pure.
Cali Pachanguero (Cali is party)
In the voice of Puerto Rican Tito Gómez, but written by Jairo Varela, this song became the flagship theme of the Colombian orchestra. The album “No Hay Quinto Malo”, released in 1984, reveals this wonderful subject. The Codiscos label released a new video with the original voices in 2014.
The story you did not know behind the legendary song.
In 1982, the group were on a tour in New York. During a rehearsal, Varela noticed that a young man was watching them, so he invited him to chat. He was a Caleño who had traveled to the United States illegally in search of the American dream but due to the bad weather, he dreamed of returning to his homeland. He managed to move Varela deeply, for what Cali Pachanguero wrote.
Periódico de ayer (Yesterday’s newspaper)
From the album “De Ti Depende” released in 1976, this song is revealed, considered the best of Héctor Lavoe, even the best of the genre, for its sensational lyrics, its wonderful arrangements and of course, the interpretation of Lavoe.
Your love is a newspaper of yesterday
that nobody else tries and read
sensational when it came out at dawn
at noon and confirmed news
and in the afternoon forgotten matter.
Your love is a newspaper of yesterday
It was the headline that reached full page
that’s why they already know you where they want
your name has been a cut that I saved
and in the album of oblivion I stuck it.
This theme is directed to an ex-love that thinks and believes that there is still love for him, but that is already really happened, since you already passed page.
Fuego en el 23 (Fire in the 23rd)
This theme belongs to Arsenio Rodríguez, a Cuban artist who became blind as a child as a result of an accident. Despite his state he learned to play the tres (string instrument).
The story you did not know behind the legendary song.
One afternoon, in the department of Arsenio, located on the fifth floor of building 23 East, on 110th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue in New York, a fire broke out and smoke ran through the fifth level of the building.
Among so many people someone shouted there is fire at 23rd Street 110! And the singer Luis “Wito” Kortright hurried Arsenio and led him out of the building away from the danger. It was then that this song was born in rhythm of “Son” recorded in 1957.
It is clear that salsa has something that awakens us inside to dance it. Regardless of what gender it belongs to, it is proven to be the best for any party.
Ex JLS member Oritse Williams charged with rape
On December 21st 2016 Williams was arrested just a day after performing in the city.
A woman had made an allegation of rape against the 31 year old singer following the concert.
The singer denied the allegations but has now been charged with the rape of the 20 year old woman.
Another man has also been charged with sexual assault.
After the split of Jls Oritse had started his own entertainment company and released his first solo album called ‘waterline which also featured american rapper Pusha T.
Why do we love to dance with each other?
Dancing has a way of taking your cares away. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Electric Slide, the Macarena or your own crazy moves. Who hasn’t gotten lost in an upbeat song as they jumped around?As well as being fun, dancing might have helped us to survive as a species. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoAjE1aioHE
As much as we all love to dance when there’s nobody watching, there’s something irresistible about dancing with other people, whether it’s with a partner or a class-full of fellow booty shakers.
The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that getting footloose on a regular basis is linked with a 76 percent reduction in dementia risk — about as much as playing board games or a musical instrument. Other physical activities, such as bicycling, walking and doing housework, weren’t associated with any decreased risk.
For all humans, dancing is intimately connected to our love of music and is likely to be one of our oldest cultural practices. But why would our ancestors have wasted energy on what superficially seems to serve no survival benefits? Evolutionary anthropologist Bronwyn Tarr tells us that one clue lies in the brain. When we dance with others our brains reward us with a cocktail of feel-good hormones and this likely leads to profound social effects.
FBI agent accidentally shoots man while dancing at bar in Denver
At Mile High Spirits an off-duty FBI agent was impressing a crowd with his killer dance moves at around 00:35.
At American Distillery bar in downtown Denver, US officer with dance moves and an improvised backflip until his handgun tumbled out of his waistband holster and a round went off as he picked it up, injuring another clubgoer.
But his backflip could have proved fatal.
The victim was hit in the lower leg and taken to a local hospital but is expected to be OK, according to Denver Police.
It is unclear if the agent, who has not been named, will face charges or disciplinary action.