16.08.2007: Some entertainment for the holiday season...
Many people are on vacation at the moment. But it doesn't matter if
your on holidays or not - Let yourself be entertained by today's DyM Newsletter...
I am sure you have heard about YouTube. This internet portal offers
videos en masse. In many cases this is illegal, considering music and
other rights, but nobody seams to care nowadays. At least not the
I have found some curiosities recently on my little YouTube excursion,
which I would like to present to you. But please don't watch them
during work hours - your boss wouldn't like it ... :-)
We start with the jazzy Tango saxophone player Blas Rivera, who - by
the way - has already published 4 CDs with the DyM label. Hobby
filmmakers have posted eight (!) video clips on to the Net. So if you
want to see images of Blas Rivera, click on the following link:
The Argentinian Alberto Caleris is also an artist represented by DyM.
He lives in Quito, right on the equator, and there are several videos
and video clips by him on YouTube. There, you will see that he is yet
another artist unknown in Europe who fills stadiums in Ecuador easily
Take some time for watching the clips with Alberto Caleris:
The videos by Cantoamerica from Costa Rica are not exactly fit,
technically speaking. What - you don't know Cantoamerica yet?!
Everybody knows them in Costa Rica! And they are really great! Band
leader Bandleader Manuel Monestel is truly an original and it is
worthwhile watching the clips just because of him!
This is the CD with a selection of the best recordings by Cantoamerica:
CD by Cantoamerica
and Premium club members can even listen to the complete tracks in our
Now a bit of Tango, as we don't want to bore the Tangueros and
Tangueras... A Tango freak from New York has posted beautiful
recordings by tango artists on to YouTube. There is for example the
charming singer Mercedes Simone, who is also represented as the main
artist on one of our CDs:
CD by Mercedes Simone
We spared no effort ... :-)
If you want to see and hear Mercedes Simone live, we recommend the
Mercedes Simone Live
But you can also watch somebody filming a grammophone, where the voice
of this extraordinary singer resounds groove by groove:
Mercedes Simone Grammophone Live
This is almost as exciting as watching a running washing machine, but
the sound is not comparable ...
Another important Tango artist is Pedro Maffia. His CD published by us:
CD by Pedro Maffia
Maffia solo with his bandoneon. Don't miss out on it:
Finally, some Salsa discoveries. My favourite track "Sucesos" has
actually been posted on to the Net completely legally! I like the
video even after 10 years, because exactly 10 years ago, DyM published
its first CD "Fiesta" and "Sucesos" is the very first track: "Sucesos"
Video clip "Sucesos"
This is another highlight from the CD "Fiesta". Do you remember the
Colombian legend? This is him with the title "La Guerra de los Callados":
La Guerra de los Callados
The "last dance" is something Cuban. You really have to watch this
video entirely, because this is when it starts to become interesting,
even if the audience jumps up after 30 seconds. There is Salsa dancing
in China. In the video clip you can watch a Chinese dancer dancing
withe a female Cuban. And you will be surprised - people from China
can also dance Salsa! This is a recording from the Taiwanese television
The background music can be found on this CD:
Cuban Top Artists
A little advice at this point - don't watch the videos when everybody
else is watching, because it can become quite bumpy on the screen,
even with DSL 6000.
Have fun and many regards from Hamburg
Matthias Möbius and the DyM team