Namibian winters are, on top of being unpleasantly cold, generally slow. Commercial activity ebbs: most socially-orientated activities experience reduced foot traffic since everyone does their best to keep their feet warm and toasty at home.
But this winter is unlike many others: the spectre and toll of the pandemic’s third wave hovers over everything. It is the bleakest winter Namibia has experienced in a long time, and it is sincerely hoped by everyone in its grip that the very worst of it is nearing the end.
In accordance with prevailing national COVID-19 restrictions which mandating a necessary hiatus from dancing, The Salsa Club has not been able to provide its members with the much-loved activity that used to keep so many salseros and salsas warm in Namibia’s winter months.
Still, the hope remains that a viable and long-term solution shall be found to the present challenges, and that once more, without fear or hesitation, dancers of all kinds will be able to return to dance floors here and around the world to take part in a universally enriching activity: the community of social dancing.
Until then, though, it is hoped that this curation of spicy songs from Daymé Arocena, Daniel Diaz, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, and Gente De Zona will provide some much needed heat for the cold days still ahead.
La Rumba Me Llamo Yo—Daymé Arocena
Avisale A Mi Contrario—Daniel Diaz y Jafet Murguia
Mia—Bad Bunny featuring Drake
Del Mar—Ozuna featuring Doja Cat & Sia
Muchaha—Gente De Zona & Becky G