エンジェル AND THE MAMBOKATS’ “BLACK MAMBO”
TO REPRISE ON “SO あなた THINK あなた CAN DANCE” SEPTEMBER 2ND
Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2009— As a performer, recording artist, dancer and choreographer for もっと見る than twenty years, エンジェル Ferreira has grown up in the 音楽 business. He’s performed with everyone from マドンナ to Vanessa Williams. After a strong career as a dance artist, エンジェル adopted a new style and became a bandleader, fronting the Afro-Cuban soul band エンジェル 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 あなた Think あなた Can Dance? Then, millions もっと見る saw Olympic ゴールド medalist Misty May Traynor and Maksim dance to “Black Mambo” on Dancing with the Stars. 次 week, millions of viewers will see and hear Black Mambo again on So あなた Think あなた Can Dance: 上, ページのトップへ Dances Special The 表示する airs Wednesday, September 2nd on 狐, フォックス at 8:00PM Pacific/7:00PM Central Time (check local listings for precise air times) and the song has breathed new life into エンジェル Ferreira’s career.
I’m delighted these dance programs and artists have embraced エンジェル and the Mambokats,” エンジェル says. “The 音楽 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, エンジェル Ferreira developed a potent, appealing mix of 通り, ストリート and slick growing up in Los Angeles. For Angel, early スケート 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 通り, ストリート in 1984.
He danced his way from the Cat Club in Manhattan to a featured dancing ギグ on Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl?” world tour. From there, he started recording music, making 音楽 videos, コーラ commercials and stints with デイジー 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 愛 Just Ain’t Right”. These records spun off several videos.
Today, the musical hybrid of afro-Cuban, soul, jazz and hip hop エンジェル 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 ロスト and found 愛 in L.A.'s well-heeled districts. The track “Black Mambo” is a fast mambo that describes Angel’s quest for infinite 愛 and was first captured in the essence of dance によって America’s お気に入り male and female dance contestants of 2007, Benji and Heidi. ファン and pundits agree this was one of the 上, ページのトップへ ten dances ever on SYTYCD. Earlier this year, エンジェル 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 人気 show. 50 million people saw that performance. “Now THAT’s a lot of people,” エンジェル 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 あなた Think あなた Can Dance; and “Do あなた Wanna Mambo?” as well as a cover of the famous Haircut 100 hit, “Favorite Shirts (AKA Boy Meets Girl).” “People need 音楽 in their lives!.....It’s part of the rhythm of life!” エンジェル concludes. “Do あなた wanna mambo?”
エンジェル and the Mambokats’ Horizontal Mambo is available on iTunes または from www.myspace.com/angelandthemambokats. ファン can purchase the full-length CD from www.angelandthemambokats.com.