天使 AND THE MAMBOKATS’ “BLACK MAMBO”
TO REPRISE ON “SO 你 THINK 你 CAN DANCE” SEPTEMBER 2ND
Hollywood, CA, August 25, 2009— As a performer, recording artist, dancer and choreographer for 更多 than twenty years, 天使 Ferreira has grown up in the 音乐 business. He’s performed with everyone from 麦当娜 to Vanessa Williams. After a strong career as a dance artist, 天使 adopted a new style and became a bandleader, fronting the Afro-Cuban soul band 天使 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 你 Think 你 Can Dance? Then, millions 更多 saw Olympic 金牌 medalist Misty May Traynor and Maksim dance to “Black Mambo” on Dancing with the Stars. 下一个 week, millions of viewers will see and hear Black Mambo again on So 你 Think 你 Can Dance: 最佳, 返回页首 Dances Special The 显示 airs Wednesday, September 2nd on 狐狸 at 8:00PM Pacific/7:00PM Central Time (check local listings for precise air times) and the song has breathed new life into 天使 Ferreira’s career.
I’m delighted these dance programs and artists have embraced 天使 and the Mambokats,” 天使 says. “The 音乐 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, 天使 Ferreira developed a potent, appealing mix of 街, 街道 and slick growing up in Los Angeles. For Angel, early 滑冰 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 街, 街道 in 1984.
He danced his way from the Cat Club in Manhattan to a featured dancing 演出, gig on Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl?” world tour. From there, he started recording music, making 音乐 videos, 可乐 commercials and stints with 雏菊, 黛西 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 爱情 Just Ain’t Right”. These records spun off several videos.
Today, the musical hybrid of afro-Cuban, soul, jazz and hip hop 天使 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 迷失 and found 爱情 in L.A.'s well-heeled districts. The track “Black Mambo” is a fast mambo that describes Angel’s quest for infinite 爱情 and was first captured in the essence of dance 由 America’s 最喜爱的 male and female dance contestants of 2007, Benji and Heidi. 粉丝 and pundits agree this was one of the 最佳, 返回页首 ten dances ever on SYTYCD. Earlier this year, 天使 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 流行的 show. 50 million people saw that performance. “Now THAT’s a lot of people,” 天使 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 你 Think 你 Can Dance; and “Do 你 Wanna Mambo?” as well as a cover of the famous Haircut 100 hit, “Favorite Shirts (AKA Boy Meets Girl).” “People need 音乐 in their lives!.....It’s part of the rhythm of life!” 天使 concludes. “Do 你 wanna mambo?”
天使 and the Mambokats’ Horizontal Mambo is available on iTunes 或者 from www.myspace.com/angelandthemambokats. 粉丝 can purchase the full-length CD from www.angelandthemambokats.com.