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Spanglish Fly's 'Ay Que Boogaloo' Is A Melting Pot Of Music

The multicultural collective's take on Latin boogaloo includes bolero, New Orleans funk, swing jazz and Arabic chant.
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Some 15 years ago, DJ Jonny Semi-Colon (born Jonathan Goldman) had an epiphany while he was spinning at his club gigs. It wasn't the house or techno or even vintage disco that moved dancers the most on the dance floor.

It was boogaloo, that hybrid of 1960s soul and Afro-Caribbean dance music that was born in the parties and social halls of Puerto Rican New York City in the waning days of Latin ballroom big

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