The pachanga was a brief dance craze centered on the teenaged Latin population of New York City, though it probably originated in Cuba. Charangas of the time (led by everyone from Arsenio Rodriguez to Tito Puente to Charlie Palmieri to Joe Quijano) often worked in the quick-time rhythms of pachanga, though the dance was so frenetic that it died a quick death from the sheer lack of participators.
Cuban percussion and horns create a very happy, upbeat, relaxed scene. Cameras panning from one activity to another, all busy along the streets of a third world latin, beach resort or as a set up shot to action in Cuba. Instrumental, Latin, Pachanga
This track is a hot Cuban-style Cha-Cha. In the style of Tito Puente, and songs like "Oye Como Va". This traditional sounding track features a big horn section, loads of percussion, Piano, Bass, and Drums. This will bring you back to Havana in the 40's and 50's. Instrumental, Latin, Pachanga
A tropical Latin salsa song featuring powerful brass section with catchy piano riffs and powerful brass sections. Song is lively featuring a cool timbales jam in the middle section. An Urban- Latin feel fast paced with several dropped out sections that fit perfectly under dialog. Instrumental, Latin, Pachanga
This is one of my favorite salsa songs. The tempo is perfect for an exciting dance. Fast but not too fast : ) Great harmonies in the horn section give it a jazzy sound yet still authentic. Very catchy melody in the horns as well. Instrumental, Latin, Pachanga
This salsa song is filled with fire and excitement. Screaming trumpets, thick trombones E agile saxophones make up this all-star horn section with the sophisticated vocals of Jose Berrios. Fiesta, exotic world beat South American fiery dancing. Travel, tourism, Mambo dance lessons, Hot Entertainment, Male Vocals, Latin, Pachanga
A slower salsa song, almost resembling a cha cha. Check out the syncopated bass and how it locks with the rest of the percussion. Reminiscent of some early Tito Puente recordings. Instrumental, Latin, Pachanga