Mambo NYon2 festivals and congresses
Original evolution from the 1960s Mambo era when Cuban music is introduced to New York due to influx of Cuban dissidents and migrants, the New York Salsa (NY Salsa) has its own evolutionary path as old Mambo (Mambo Tipico) is fused with New York jazz and swing to create a new salsa genre. In New York, the dance is strictly On 2, although dancers around the world often integrate elements and repertoire from New York into their dancing On 1.
On 2 timing emphasizes the conga drum's tumbao pattern, and encourages the dancer to listen to percussive elements of the music. Advocates of New York Style consider this to more accurately reflect the Afro-Cuban ancestry of the music.
Many also refer to this style as "Mambo" since it breaks on beat 2 of the measure, though there are other dance forms with a more legitimate claim to that name. See (Mambo.) Mambo has been taught in ballroom schools throughout the world since the 1950s in which the music was originally Cuban in origin. For years ballroom competitions have featured Mambo as a competition dance. N.Y. style salsa therefore, has dominated Mambo and Salsa competitions over the years, although other styles are gaining respect and are sometimes danced as alternate competition categories.
The etiquette of New York style is strict about remaining in the "slot" and avoiding traveling.
New York style tends to place a greater emphasis on performing "shines" where dancers separate and dance solo for a time, suspected origins from Swing and New York tap.
New York style dancers are typically very serious about the musicality and timing of their dancing. To satisfy their tastes, "socials" are often held that cater to almost exclusively playing "salsa dura" (lit. "Hard Salsa"). This is mid-to-up-tempo salsa with an emphasis on percussion and band orchestration rather than the vocals.
Mambo NYon2 featured artists
Mambo NYon2 events in June 2013
24 Jun - 1 Sep Salsa & West on Beach
25 Jun - 1 Jul Croatian Summer Salsa Festival
29 Jun - 3 Aug Herräng Dance Camp
Mambo NYon2 events in July 2013
5 - 7 Jul Mambo (On2) Festival Munich
5 - 7 Jul Mini Mambo Festival
11 - 15 Jul International Salsafestival in Hamburg
11 - 14 Jul Youth Dance Festival
(Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)
12 - 14 Jul International Salsa congress in St. Petersburg
(St. Petersburg, Russia)
16 - 22 Jul Salsa Beach Splash Festival
Mambo NYon2 events in August 2013
2 - 4 Aug Casa de Baile's Estonian Salsa Summercamp
10 - 11 Aug August Mambo Nights
10 - 17 Aug Energyweek
17 - 18 Aug Salsa Festival Chemnitz - La Palma
24 Aug - 1 Sep Salsa West on Beach 2nd Mission
28 Aug - 3 Sep 13th New York International Salsa Congress
(New York City, NY, United States)
29 Aug - 2 Sep Salsa Jam in Cyprus
Mambo NYon2 events in September 2013
6 - 8 Sep Lyon Salsa Congress
12 - 16 Sep Salsa Festival International de Marrakech
13 - 15 Sep Tallinn Latin Festival
19 - 22 Sep Salsamemucho
20 - 22 Sep Dallas Salsa Congress
(Dallas, TX, United States)
20 - 22 Sep Salsa Convention St. Gallen
(St. Gallen, Switzerland)
27 - 29 Sep Angoulême Salsa Festival
Mambo NYon2 events in November 2013
8 - 10 Nov Africa Salsa Congress
(Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire)
22 - 24 Nov 9th Tallinn Salsa Festival
Mambo NYon2 events in December 2013
5 - 8 Dec II Festival Internacional de Bachata y Mambo de Madrid
Mambo NYon2 events in May 2014
7 - 11 May Salsa Mambo Fest
(Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico)
Mambo NYon2 events in October 2014
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2nd International Salsa Kings Festival
Mambo NYon2 events in November 2014
7 - 10 Nov Salsamemucho
* The highlighted events in this list are dedicated to Mambo NYon2, others feature it as an additional style.