Энджел AND THE MAMBOKATS’ “BLACK MAMBO”
TO REPRISE ON “SO Ты THINK Ты CAN DANCE” SEPTEMBER 2ND
Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2009— As a performer, recording artist, dancer and choreographer for еще than twenty years, Энджел Ferreira has grown up in the Музыка business. He’s performed with everyone from Мадонна to Vanessa Williams. After a strong career as a dance artist, Энджел adopted a new style and became a bandleader, fronting the Afro-Cuban soul band Энджел 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 Ты Think Ты Can Dance? Then, millions еще saw Olympic Золото medalist Misty May Traynor and Maksim dance to “Black Mambo” on Dancing with the Stars. Далее week, millions of viewers will see and hear Black Mambo again on So Ты Think Ты Can Dance: вверх Dances Special The Показать airs Wednesday, September 2nd on лиса, фокс at 8:00PM Pacific/7:00PM Central Time (check local listings for precise air times) and the song has breathed new life into Энджел Ferreira’s career.
I’m delighted these dance programs and artists have embraced Энджел and the Mambokats,” Энджел says. “The Музыка 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, Энджел Ferreira developed a potent, appealing mix of улица, уличный and slick growing up in Los Angeles. For Angel, early кататься на коньках 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 улица, уличный in 1984.
He danced his way from the Cat Club in Manhattan to a featured dancing двуколка, концерт on Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl?” world tour. From there, he started recording music, making Музыка videos, Кока-кола commercials and stints with маргаритка 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 Любовь Just Ain’t Right”. These records spun off several videos.
Today, the musical hybrid of afro-Cuban, soul, jazz and hip hop Энджел 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 Остаться в живых and found Любовь in L.A.'s well-heeled districts. The track “Black Mambo” is a fast mambo that describes Angel’s quest for infinite Любовь and was first captured in the essence of dance by America’s Избранное male and female dance contestants of 2007, Benji and Heidi. Фаны and pundits agree this was one of the вверх ten dances ever on SYTYCD. Earlier this year, Энджел 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 Популярное show. 50 million people saw that performance. “Now THAT’s a lot of people,” Энджел 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 Ты Think Ты Can Dance; and “Do Ты Wanna Mambo?” as well as a cover of the famous Haircut 100 hit, “Favorite Shirts (AKA Boy Meets Girl).” “People need Музыка in their lives!.....It’s part of the rhythm of life!” Энджел concludes. “Do Ты wanna mambo?”
Энджел and the Mambokats’ Horizontal Mambo is available on iTunes или from www.myspace.com/angelandthemambokats. Фаны can purchase the full-length CD from www.angelandthemambokats.com.