The Boogaloo Project, created by Amanda Cardona, is dedicated to preserving the history of, educating others about and supporting and evolving the art of Latin Boogaloo music & dance! As a Nuyorican, Amanda was drawn to Boogaloo for a lot of reasons . . . it gave her a fun & unique way to connect to both sides of her culture: Latin & American, a way to fuse music & dance styles she loves: from Salsa to Swing & everything in between, and finally a way to learn more about her own culture & history.
From all of the above and inspired by conversations with her DAD, who exposed me to this vibrant, though seemingly short-lived style of music & having had the opportunity to see a Joe Bataan concert with her MOM; The Boogaloo Project was born.
It is a journey to be part of the resurgence of LATIN BOOGALOO.
what is latin boogaloo?
Latin Boogaloo is a fun, unique, funky style of music and dance that originated in NYC in the 1960s and has a really interesting history! It fuses the rhythms of African American rhythm and blues (R&B) and soul music with the Latin sounds of mambo, son montuno, cha cha cha & more, with songs in both English and Spanish. It was an iconic blend of sounds and connected to and with folks of different cultures & backgrounds. It is enjoying an amazing revival by musicians, dancers, and those who love this unique blend of culture & art.
Check out some of the artists who originated Latin Boogaloo as well as those helping keep it alive!
The Boogaloo Project is a journey.
It is a multi - dimensional project made up of dance instruction, TV segments, documentary shorts, performances & more...
We invite you to join the movement & experience it for yourself.
What's a project without its people?
This adventure wouldn't be possible without the support, interaction, belief, energy of a whole community of fantastic people & organizations.
I'd love to introduce you to the Boogaloo Project crew, from dancers, to family, to crew & those to whom I want to give a HUGE THANKS!
These fab folk took a leap and jumped into this project as we've traveled all over spreading the funk and fun! They come from all different types of dance background and I'd love for you to get to know them!
This page is dedicated to giving a HUGE shout out, thanks, hugs and love to a whole community of supporters, partners, collaborators & more. Their support is critical to the mission of preserving, educating & sharing all that is Latin Boogaloo!
If you haven't realized it yet, I'm pretty passionate about all things BOOGALOOOOO!
Even more so, I want to help keep this art form ALIVE & use it as a platform to bring communities together. This project is not only FOR the community at large, but also TAKES a community to help it grow & thrive.
I invite YOU to be a part of our Boogaloo community!