Grupo Extra vs Sara & Dario - Despacito Bachata Version; Who Nailed It?

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As everyone already knows this song is crazy out there! Not even sure why, it's such a plain song. That said, it was hard for me to find a good bachata version. It seems everyone has made their own bachata, merengue, salsa, blah-blah-blah version. It's so diluted, it's hard to enjoy it anymore. At any rate, these two are the two best bachata version I could find in what would be considered "Bachata". ~Cheers!

Your thoughts are appreciated. Drop me a note in the comments section.

~Frasier

Que Bonito, Vicky Corbacho - Sometimes It Hurts, Just Because it Does

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This is the song that's tearing up my heart at the moment. LOL!!! Partly cause the lyrics are exceptionally hurtful! Nah! They're not, but they sure bring a lot of great memories of moments spent on the dance floor with some of the best bachata dancers out there. Lyrics are awesome, though!. ~Cheers!

Your thoughts are appreciated. Drop me a note in the comments section.

~Frasier

Special Thanks - You have embraced me...This Bachata Freak is a happy dancer!

...just a few of the wonderful people I've met!
The Original Bachata Freak Crew
Exactly a year ago, I embarked on a journey to become a salsa dancer. Now, if you were to ask me what does it take to become a salsa dancer, the answer would be “I don’t know”. And quite honestly, I really don’t know. Partly because I still don’t consider myself a good salsa dancer. And yes, I've always been a better bachata dancer. Bachata has always been my passion! Even though, I'm not good at it. ;)

But one thing, I know for sure, is that I’ve met some of the most wonderful people in my life within the last year. That is no exaggeration. That is simply the truth. It comes to mind that most of these people are like me. Some are looking for something to make them feel better about themselves and others are simply living a life they thought they never could. Whatever their reasons for being in the scene, I wouldn’t begin to understand without being privileged to a deeper knowledge of their personal lives, but I am absolutely sure that it sustains a huge importance in their lives. Whatever those reasons may be, what is certain is that they have opened their heart to one more person, me. And I am very grateful for all the special moments and every song I’ve shared with them on the dance floor. 

With this in mind, I want to extend a special thanks to everyone, who even briefly, has had the opportunity to socialize with me. I am much more at ease with myself as a person and as a character in the very book of my life. This feeling of belonging to a community that bathes in sensibility and emotional surges, with the occasional indulgence and frivolities, is inexplicably valuable to me. I, like many of you, have questioned my very existence, which for sure does not spare anyone the agony of the certainty of our own fragile state of mind. But finding something that ignites a passion within you is irreplaceable.

I have cried and laughed with many of you, and for this I am very thankful. 

I have danced with many of you, and for this I’m very grateful. 

I have indulged and shared my life with many of you, and for this I’m more appreciative of myself and others.

I have felt at ease talking and sharing my life story with many of you, and for that I’m beholden to maintaining a higher standard of self-awareness and integrity. I am, by all means, a man of character with higher expectations, mostly of myself and of those around me as well. And although, I cannot hold anyone up to the same expectations I set for myself, I can, however, quest to find the better qualities of any person within what they are willing to share and offer back. I can only expect what anyone of you is willing to offer in return and nothing more. 


So, with all this, I send you a warm thank you from the bottom of my heart and I wish you all the very best in all you do in your lives, in your careers, in your dancing and most importantly in the relationships you organically grow with others; for that is where life becomes worth living, in maintaining and nourishing relationships. That is where we grow as individuals and as productive members of the communities we embody. That we feed our souls with the food of grace and humility within the people we meet; that we may one day be better people because we met and maintained those open relationships with our friends and family. That is where we become the better selves we’re looking for.

I can only hope that one day I will arrive at my destination with all the things I’ve set forth in front of me and I wish the same for every single one of you. 

~Frasier

Social Sundays with The Great Salsa Eddy - The Isles Ice House

Sunday Nights 6:00PM - 11:00PM    ~~ No Cover ~~
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and More!!!

Join us every Sunday at this awesome place in the heart of downtown Houston. You won't find a better place to dance and meet people than at The Isles Ice House on Sunday nights.

Invite your friends and family and join in on the fun. You won't regret it. Patio and indoor dancing available in this island breeze themed establishment

Great drink specials all night!!! Great island food as well if you want to try it, or want to be a little adventurous.

DJ music is brought to you by the great Salsa Eddy.

This is a very casual and non-intimidating event. All dancers are welcome at any level of experience.

We want to learn from you! If you're already a great dancer, then you can teach the rest of us. Bring your experience and share it. Everyone is welcome. :)

This is a completely FREE event. Invite all your friends and family!

Please share this event with your friends...Feel free to comment below.

~Frasier

Domonique Leger, Dancing Sensation

Domonique Leger - Dancing Bombshell!

Domonique Leger is a young professional dancer and a native Houstonian. She is part of the dance team Sambabom Houston, and performs primarily in the Houston area, but also travels for performances, competitions and presentations. Her favorite dance studio is Omni, where she practices and performs at most of the Omni Salsa socials.



She is also a sparkling TV personality for Meeko TV, a Houston local media company. She also works with Meeko Graphics and Meeko Spark providing visual and audio content. As part of Meeko, she's done celebrity interviews with local and national celebrities like Emmanuel Gonzalez, Mario Lopez and Beyonce's close group of friends and family.


On her TV show Rhythmic, she covers all genres of rhythm and dance music in current pop culture. She embraces the natural grace of older generations of music and the newer styles of Latin genres. 

Her aspirations are to grow her dancing career and share her passion with her family, friends and fans.



Maelo Ruiz in Concert @Tropicana

January 27th 10:00PM - 2:00AM    ~~ See full event for details  ~~
Alright, calling out all my salseros to come out and join us at Tropicana next Friday January 27th for a great concert with the one and only Maelo Ruiz.

Best songs ever from this amazing New York-Puerto Rican!

Check out the FB event below and sign up for it.

Get your tickets now before it's sold out.

Can't wait to see this guy.



~Frasier

The Great Salsa Eddy - Dance Instructor: Salsa, Bachata, & More!

Salsa Eddy - Like No Other!
Eddy Deynes aka “SalsaEddy”, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 20, at 11:15AM. Son of Puerto Rican parents, he grew up in the cultural melting pot of the New York City, Eddy was introduced to all kinds of music at an early age.

Being a young, active man, he was especially attracted to danceable styles such as Rap, Hip-Hop, Disco, Dance, House, Techno, Reggae, Dance Hall, R&B, and Soul which he still enjoys today.

Eddy recalls being introduced by his parents to the varieties of music they especially liked. His dad liked the romantic music of Los Panchos, El Trio Vegabajeno.

His mother was especially fond of salsa and merengue music. She would play salsa and merengue music while she took care of the daily household chores.

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