Author Archives: Khang Duong

Throwback Thursday – Ad Posters from 2006-2007

Charlie Rios and Khang Duong

Thursdays are the domain of the throwback, so today, we give you our ad posters from the 2007 academic year. Before you peruse, here’s some background info on these pictures. Charlie Roberts was our Ad director that year, and was …
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TIL Tuesday – Bachata Origins

Bachata Painting

It’s another Tuesday, which means you get another bit of trivia. Today we’ll talk about… The Brief Origins of Bachata Bachata originated from the Dominican Republic in the 1960s following the demise of Trujillo and his 30 year dictatorship, the …
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TIL Tuesday – Finding The Clave

Clave

When you can’t hear the clave… A while back I posted a video on the clave rhythm, but if you’ve been listening to a lot of salsa, you may find that you can’t actually hear it all the time. So how …
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Throwback Thursdays – Officers ’04

It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s a little bit of nostalgia for those OG members of ours.

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History Pt III – Enter the Firemen

firemanFeatured

In part 2, I detailed the start of our photo shooting ways. Next up, I detail the story behind the firemen ad campaign. Firemen? Sure! We were originally thinking of movie parodies like American Beauty and Spiderman when Charlie had mentioned in …
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Hooked

I was in my fourth year at Cal Poly and the path I was walking was the path of loneliness: long hours of studying sprinkled amidst long hours of gaming. I was sadly friendless, with my best friend away at a …
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Some Rhythm Lessons

Want to Learn About Rhythm? Found these drum lessons on youtube that give some great background and insight into two core rhythms in Afro-Cuban music. Pretty in depth since it’s meant to teach how to play these  on drums, but …
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History Pt Deux

Continuing the history lesson… Our stroll down memory lane begins a few years after the founding of CPSalsa (detailed in Part 1). We had been foundering for a while, struggling to get students and even struggling to get the motivation …
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For your listening pleasure

Here’s a bachata by Xavier called Eres Mi Angel. Enjoy!

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Favorite Songs

There are many ways to become a better salsa dancer. One of the best ways, is getting to know the music. Here’s a list of some of my current favorite songs to get you all started: La Salsa Nunca Se …
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