• Hawaii Salsa instructor leaves his footprint across Europe and Asia

    By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii – Who would have guessed that the current “Global Ambassador of Salsa” – who teaches Salsa in such diverse locales as Copenhagen, China, Hong Kong, Prague, Germany, Hawaii, etc. — would have grown up in the mean streets of the Bronx? But...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Sharing love of Mexican history and culture one dance at a time

    LatinaLista — With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, no fiesta is complete without two symbols of Mexican culture — mariachis and folkloric dancers. Swirling bright-colored skirts, whipping braided hair decorated with ribbons while performing quick toe-heel tapping dance steps, folkloric dancers attempt to recreate a little bit of Mexico’s cultural...

  • Behind the Curtain: Houston Ballet dancer Karina González reveals challenges

    By Erika Andrade El Gato HOUSTON — Everyone watched. Her tutu bounced to the rhythm of her tip-toed dance. She could not hear the music over her own heart-pounding but carried on the performance because she had memorized the steps. She could not make out her family in the crowd, but she...

  • Famed filmmaker preserves Latino culture via a “Latinopia” of videos

    LatinaLista — Jesus Salvador Treviño (no relation to Latina Lista btw) is well known in Hollywood for being a trailblazing Latino filmmaker — he was one of the first to document the Chicano movement in Los Angeles in the 1960s; he directed the first cable TV show targeting the Latino market, Showtime’s...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Utah troupe preserves Latino culture through folkloric dance

    LatinaLista — There are several words that can be used to define culture: food, traditions or language. In any of these examples, an explanation or translation is a must to be understood. Yet, one of the most popular forms of “culture” that needs no translations and entertains while educating is folkloric dance....

  • Puerto Rico: Istanbul felt the Puerto Rican Rhythm

    By Natalia A. Bonilla-Berrios LatinaLista ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Probably, people heard them singing or talking out loud in the commons areas after midnight. Or they saw them dancing a couple of salsa steps in almost every corner of the Yildiz University Technical Campus in Istanbul, Turkey, without any particular reason. Either way,...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Creating a R. Evolution in giving back to the Latino community

    LatinaLista — For anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of being on the receiving end of an audience’s appreciative applause, it’s an experience unlike others. Unfortunately, the rate of Latinos who achieve that kind of stage success is low and so that’s why the mission of R. Evolucion Latina is particularly...

  • Site shows how easy it is to Zumba to fitness

    LatinaLista — Do you Zumba? Do you know what Zumba is? Well, if you’re at all into exercise chances are you have heard of Zumba — an exercise program that melds Latin music with a calorie-burning workout. Before this post sounds like a blogomericial for the program, I just need to say...

  • World premiere of Estilo Hip Hop celebrates how dance empowers young people

    LatinaLista — As the world mourns the passing of Michael Jackson by celebrating his musical legacy, it can’t be said enough that MJ’s dance style influenced generations of people who found the ultimate freedom of expression through dance. One of those dance styles that later emerged was Hip Hop. Hip Hop empowered...