Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Aqua Zumba Vol. 4

AZ Vol. 4 arrived last week — redirected from my old UK address. I sent an email to Zumba Home Office to remind them that I have actually moved (and changed my address) some time ago.

Musically, it is not bad, although I find it too heavy on reggaeton — five tracks (out of nine) are either pure reggaeton or salsa/reggaeton or merengue/reggaeton. Rebolabum (axé) by Cecéu Muniz and Mama Canana (reggaeton) by El Vampiro are the highlights. I Like It Like That is marked as salsa but it is more like disco/cha-cha-cha hybrid. Either way, it is the worst song of the set.

Now the DVD. We are treated to the videos of the instructor dancing (very nicely) in front of the pool, where a group of ladies does some asynchronous moves. From time to time the camera dips underwater (just like in Blue Planet) to show us the lower part of the dancing body... which clearly does not belong to any of these ladies because it actually can move to the beat. Maybe it is the same instructor’s but I can’t say for sure. It would be more helpful if there was an alternate angle option or, even better, split screen showing simultaneously dry land vs (intended) underwater dance.

Song List

  1. Rebolabum — Axé
  2. Qué Tengo Que Hacer — Reggaeton
  3. La Negra Tiene Tumbao — Salsa / Reggaeton
  4. La Despedida — Merengue / Reggaeton
  5. Yo Como Que Te Conozco — Merengue
  6. La Morena — Merengue
  7. Te Digo Adiós — Reggaeton
  8. Miama Canana — Reggaeton
  9. I Like It Like That — Salsa

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