Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) and Live At The Cheetah
Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) & Live At The Cheetah
40th anniversary of New York's latin music : Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa). Video salsa documentary footage remastered from analog tapes combining live-stage at the Cheetah and - a documentary - about real life and street culture in the Spanish Harlem at the time. Wax Poetics magazine helped to rerelease the tapes. From the barrio to the world. The cameras visit a rumba in a vacant lot, a singing front-stoop cajonero (box drummer), a domino game, a cockfight in an illicit ring, a santería ceremony, and a free show in the street by Larry Harlow with Ismael Miranda.
At the time, there had been little documentation of the burgeoning salsa scene in New York, despite its massive popularity. The stars of the movie were already international celebrities at the time of the concert, and they subsequently became even more famous. The restored film offers footage from a veritable who’s-who of the New York salsa world in this edition of the Fania All-Stars performing-live on a single night at the Cheetah Nightclub on 52nd Street in Manhattan on August 26, 1971. This is the film that started the salsa craze in America and across Europe.
Featured artists Ray Barretto, Santos Colon, Willie Colon, Bobby Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, Larry Harlow, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Johnny Pacheco, Ricardo Ray, Pete 'El Conde' Rodriguez, Roberto Roena, Adalberto Santiago, Bobby Valentin
Bonus track "Cocinando" and "Abran Paso Part 1 & 2"
Live At The Cheetah Vol. 1 & 2 + DVD Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa)