অ্যাঞ্জেল AND THE MAMBOKATS’ “BLACK MAMBO”
TO REPRISE ON “SO আপনি THINK আপনি CAN DANCE” SEPTEMBER 2ND
Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2009— As a performer, recording artist, dancer and choreographer for আরো than twenty years, অ্যাঞ্জেল Ferreira has grown up in the সঙ্গীত business. He’s performed with everyone from ম্যাডোনা to Vanessa Williams. After a strong career as a dance artist, অ্যাঞ্জেল adopted a new style and became a bandleader, fronting the Afro-Cuban soul band অ্যাঞ্জেল and the Mambokats. He’s recently seen one of the tracks from his self-produced and released album Horizontal Mambo break huge—on TV. Twenty millions of viewers heard the track “Black Mambo” as the dance number for Benji and Heidi on Season Two of So আপনি Think আপনি Can Dance? Then, millions আরো saw Olympic স্বর্ণ medalist Misty May Traynor and Maksim dance to “Black Mambo” on Dancing with the Stars. পরবর্তি week, millions of viewers will see and hear Black Mambo again on So আপনি Think আপনি Can Dance: শীর্ষ Dances Special The প্রদর্শনী airs Wednesday, September 2nd on শিয়াল at 8:00PM Pacific/7:00PM Central Time (check local listings for precise air times) and the song has breathed new life into অ্যাঞ্জেল Ferreira’s career.
I’m delighted these dance programs and artists have embraced অ্যাঞ্জেল and the Mambokats,” অ্যাঞ্জেল says. “The সঙ্গীত of the Mambokats is sexy, sultry and tribal with an unmistakably Latin flavor, so it’s only natural people would want to dance to it. I’m just grateful the likes Benji and Misty May have chosen to dance to it. It’s really propelled downloads of my music.”
Trained in dance and music, অ্যাঞ্জেল Ferreira developed a potent, appealing mix of রাস্তা and slick growing up in Los Angeles. For Angel, early স্কেইট culture with an Aerosmith and Ted Nugent soundtrack thrived along study with the Cleveland Ballet, and he won a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet in New York before being cast as an extra on the film BEAT রাস্তা in 1984.
He danced his way from the Cat Club in Manhattan to a featured dancing কোঁচ, gig on Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl?” world tour. From there, he started recording music, making সঙ্গীত videos, কোকাকোলা commercials and stints with ফ্ুলপাছ Fuentes, Paula Abdul, Color Me Bad, Coolio, and more. Oh, and he also recorded and released “Angel,” an album of dance/pop songs, the singles “Wet Jam” and “Your প্রণয় Just Ain’t Right”. These records spun off several videos.
Today, the musical hybrid of afro-Cuban, soul, jazz and hip hop অ্যাঞ্জেল calls Afro-Cuban Soul defines both his heritage and his music—reaching all the way back to the Tito Puente and Celia Cruz records his parents played at home. As times changed, so did his sound—into something that became a musical culmination of his personal life. The album Horizontal Mambo features nourishing songs of হারিয়ে গেছে and found প্রণয় in L.A.'s well-heeled districts. The track “Black Mambo” is a fast mambo that describes Angel’s quest for infinite প্রণয় and was first captured in the essence of dance দ্বারা America’s পছন্দ male and female dance contestants of 2007, Benji and Heidi. অনুরাগী and pundits agree this was one of the শীর্ষ ten dances ever on SYTYCD. Earlier this year, অ্যাঞ্জেল went to China where he helped choreograph Wu Ling Da Wei, a Chinese version of Dancing with the Stars that is the country’s most জনপ্রিয় show. 50 million people saw that performance. “Now THAT’s a lot of people,” অ্যাঞ্জেল quips."
Angel’s polishing his latest effort, an EP called Mambophonic. It features three tracks: two news songs, “Friday Night Rhvthm,” that was also used in another episode of So আপনি Think আপনি Can Dance; and “Do আপনি Wanna Mambo?” as well as a cover of the famous Haircut 100 hit, “Favorite Shirts (AKA Boy Meets Girl).” “People need সঙ্গীত in their lives!.....It’s part of the rhythm of life!” অ্যাঞ্জেল concludes. “Do আপনি wanna mambo?”
অ্যাঞ্জেল and the Mambokats’ Horizontal Mambo is available on iTunes অথবা from www.myspace.com/angelandthemambokats. অনুরাগী can purchase the full-length CD from www.angelandthemambokats.com.