एंजल AND THE MAMBOKATS’ “BLACK MAMBO”
TO REPRISE ON “SO आप THINK आप CAN DANCE” SEPTEMBER 2ND
Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2009— As a performer, recording artist, dancer and choreographer for और than twenty years, एंजल Ferreira has grown up in the संगीत business. He’s performed with everyone from मैडोना to Vanessa Williams. After a strong career as a dance artist, एंजल adopted a new style and became a bandleader, fronting the Afro-Cuban soul band एंजल and the Mambokats. He’s recently seen one of the tracks from his self-produced and released album Horizontal Mambo break huge—on TV. Twenty millions of viewers heard the track “Black Mambo” as the dance number for Benji and Heidi on Season Two of So आप Think आप Can Dance? Then, millions और saw Olympic सोना medalist Misty May Traynor and Maksim dance to “Black Mambo” on Dancing with the Stars. अगला week, millions of viewers will see and hear Black Mambo again on So आप Think आप Can Dance: चोटी, शीर्ष Dances Special The दिखाना airs Wednesday, September 2nd on लोमड़ी, फॉक्स at 8:00PM Pacific/7:00PM Central Time (check local listings for precise air times) and the song has breathed new life into एंजल Ferreira’s career.
I’m delighted these dance programs and artists have embraced एंजल and the Mambokats,” एंजल says. “The संगीत of the Mambokats is sexy, sultry and tribal with an unmistakably Latin flavor, so it’s only natural people would want to dance to it. I’m just grateful the likes Benji and Misty May have chosen to dance to it. It’s really propelled downloads of my music.”
Trained in dance and music, एंजल Ferreira developed a potent, appealing mix of सड़क, स्ट्रीट and slick growing up in Los Angeles. For Angel, early स्केट culture with an Aerosmith and Ted Nugent soundtrack thrived along study with the Cleveland Ballet, and he won a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet in New York before being cast as an extra on the film BEAT सड़क, स्ट्रीट in 1984.
He danced his way from the Cat Club in Manhattan to a featured dancing टमटम on Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl?” world tour. From there, he started recording music, making संगीत videos, कोक commercials and stints with गुलबहार, डेज़ी Fuentes, Paula Abdul, Color Me Bad, Coolio, and more. Oh, and he also recorded and released “Angel,” an album of dance/pop songs, the singles “Wet Jam” and “Your प्यार Just Ain’t Right”. These records spun off several videos.
Today, the musical hybrid of afro-Cuban, soul, jazz and hip hop एंजल calls Afro-Cuban Soul defines both his heritage and his music—reaching all the way back to the Tito Puente and Celia Cruz records his parents played at home. As times changed, so did his sound—into something that became a musical culmination of his personal life. The album Horizontal Mambo features nourishing songs of लॉस्ट and found प्यार in L.A.'s well-heeled districts. The track “Black Mambo” is a fast mambo that describes Angel’s quest for infinite प्यार and was first captured in the essence of dance द्वारा America’s प्रिय male and female dance contestants of 2007, Benji and Heidi. प्रशंसकों and pundits agree this was one of the चोटी, शीर्ष ten dances ever on SYTYCD. Earlier this year, एंजल went to China where he helped choreograph Wu Ling Da Wei, a Chinese version of Dancing with the Stars that is the country’s most लोकप्रिय show. 50 million people saw that performance. “Now THAT’s a lot of people,” एंजल quips."
Angel’s polishing his latest effort, an EP called Mambophonic. It features three tracks: two news songs, “Friday Night Rhvthm,” that was also used in another episode of So आप Think आप Can Dance; and “Do आप Wanna Mambo?” as well as a cover of the famous Haircut 100 hit, “Favorite Shirts (AKA Boy Meets Girl).” “People need संगीत in their lives!.....It’s part of the rhythm of life!” एंजल concludes. “Do आप wanna mambo?”
एंजल and the Mambokats’ Horizontal Mambo is available on iTunes या from www.myspace.com/angelandthemambokats. प्रशंसकों can purchase the full-length CD from www.angelandthemambokats.com.