For this monthâ€™s Dutty Pool, I wanted to include a piece of one of my favorite homegrown Colombian sounds thatâ€™s currently omnipresent on the radio stations and club systems, at least in BogotÃ¡ where I was living earlier this year.
Salsa choke, or salsa urbana, out of the Distrito de Aguablanca of Cali, is having a beautiful moment, mixing up the caleÃ±o breed of salsa with hip hop and dancehall elements– and best of all thereâ€™s a seemingly bottomless Internet wormhole of dance videos to go along with the movement. While it was impossible not to hear it on most soundsystems in Colombia, Iâ€™ve yet to see it reach many rotations stateside.
Iâ€™ve happily gotten lost in some salsa choke searches as of late; my pick for this monthâ€™s Dutty Pool was â€œChin Chin Macheteâ€ from Cali Flow Latino, who already have ample Internet street creds from their â€œRas Tas Tasâ€ dance video. Puro PacÃfico–
With all of the choreography videos popping up, I thought Iâ€™d share a personal favorite featuring a sped-up version of â€œChin Chin Macheteâ€ at a dance class in an unspecified gym (that I would like to join)–