One of the best things about music is how it lends itself to so many purposes depending on its interpretation. For the dancer, genres are not fixed categories that define how one must move to them. They are more like cooking ingredients; depending on how they are used and cooked they can create new and unexpected opportunities for rhythmic movement.
This playlist—curating songs from ABBA, Bee Gees, Boney M, Kool and the Gang, Kylie Minogue, London Beat, Rick James, Sister Sledge, Dr Victor, Mafikizolo featuring Hugh Masekela, and Salif Keita—features some throwback songs that have a bachata beat lurking in their composition that provides interesting dancing experiences for the curious and experimental.
Jive Talkin’—Bee Gees
Gotta Go Home—Boney M
Ladies’ Night—Kool and The Gang
The Loco-Motion—Kylie Minogue
I’ve Been Thinking About You—London Beat
He’s The Greatest Dancer—Sister Sledge
Tsoang Tsoang Tsoang—Dr Victor
Kwela Kwela—Mafikizolo featuring Hugh Masekela
Madan (Martin Solveig Remix)—Salif Keita