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Salsa! The Music! The Blog!

By Adrian Cavlan Salsa is actually a relatively recent American form of Latin dance music, emerging from the traditions of Cuban (heavily leaning on Son) and Puerto Rican music mixed at turns with a little bit of American Jazz, Rock, R&B and Funk: how’s THAT for a music salad? Oh, but what a salad it…

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The Fun Sounds Of Merengue!

This week we’re going to listen and learn about the world of Merengue! Merengue is one of the most infectious and fun styles of music in the world. You don’t have to know a darned thing about anything – you will be simply swept up in its intoxicating rhythm and be moving and jumping before…

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SIM Latin Music Banda Style Pt. III

By Adrian Cavlan Here’s a little look at the world of the Latin music genre known as Banda! Banda is more about a specific type of instrumentation than a specific style. That is to say, all Banda music is performed by a large (usually 10-20 players) ensemble made up mainly of wind instruments (i.e. trumpets,…

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Latin Music Lesson Part II – Cumbia & Norteño

This week Adrian will give some more insight on Latin music.  This week he looks at Cumbia & Norteño. Cumbia originated in Colombia but has been widely adopted and loved throughout the Latin music world. Its elements are found in both Samba and Salsa music. The dance steps are in a circular pattern and like…

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Let’s learn about Latin Music!

By Adrian Cavlan Música latina! It’s so huge and so awesome!! I am a big fan, and so are hundreds upon hundreds of millions of others across the world. Here at Sound In Motion, we get serviced with the top radio hit songs across multiple Latin genres every two weeks, so if it’s popular and…

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Live Music Options for your Cocktail Hour

By Adrian Cavlan So, maybe you gave it a lot of thought and in the end you decided the best, most versatile and most cost-effective entertainment for your wedding or party was to get a DJ. Well, GOOD. Thanks for supporting our industry! And, if you haven’t yet heard, we are pretty proud of the…

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Exploring Some Fun Cultural Wedding Traditions

Written By Murphy Park Here at Sound In Motion we are so lucky to be a part of so many different types of wedding celebrations and traditions. Ethnic weddings are always fun, and also usually enlightening and spiritual. Love truly is a universal language, but to see how different cultures celebrate love is fascinating. Incorporating…

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