¡Viva Conga! is reaching out across the country from South Beach and Miami at the intersection of Latin America and the USA to your hometown, offering news and information about entertainment, the arts, where to go, and where to be seen with tropical flair and a soft spot for Latin spice.
The heartbeat! ¡El latido de el corazon! We love music. All of it. Just play it with heart and we'll listen. Especially when it is full of congas, tropical rhythm, and passion. Llena de congas, ritmos tropicales y pasion. Sexy music! Island music! ¡Musica Caliente! ¡Musica de el Caribe! Share information on your favorite artists, favorite music, and upcoming musical events.
Dance is beautiful and inspiring. El baile es bello y inspirador. It engages your feet, your eyes, your ears, your soul. ¡Seduce la musica con tus pies, tus ojos, halaga los oidos, llena el alma! All dancers. Performers, teachers, students, and choreographers. ¡Artistas, maestros, estudiantes! Let us know what moves you and what makes you move.
The hips and the lips... ¡El ardor! What's hot and what's not? Celebrities? Movies? Actors? Comics? Places, nightlife, beaches? Trends? Your neighbor? ¿La vida nocturna, las playas, modas? The soul... El alma... The writers, arrangers, musicians, models and actors, filmmakers, videographers, and photographers behind all the music and images we enjoy and admire. Los escritores creativos, musicos, modelos y actores. Behind-the-scenes with directors, producers, make-up, hair, stylists, and designers. Conjunto a los directores, productores, maquigistas, estilistas de pelo.
Thank you for supporting our transition as we renamed ourselves to ¡Viva Conga!, formely known as "Conga TV".
If you are looking for our photos from the July 19th event, please check back in a few days. There are lots of photos to review and prepare. I'm working on them now and will post them here and on Facebook when they are ready. Please stop by www.Facebook.com/VivaConga and say hi. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JimWymanPhotography.
We saw Bob Conti playing Congas with Jose Feliciano at the Howard Theater in Washington DC and again in Harrisburg, PA at the Forum Auditorium.
We had the opportunity to interview Bob in Harrisburg and learn more about his lifetime passion for the drum as well has his time with some of the music industries greatest artists including Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Gene Simmons, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.
Press the "Play" button below to enjoy our in-depth interview with Bob Conti!
He has played on 50 albums in the US and 150 albums worldwide including 12 platinum albums.
Please enjoy our newest video featuring Marlow Rosado and the members of the band La Riqueña. Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña won the 2013 Grammy for "Retro", Best Tropical Album of the year. You can find "Retro" and more of their terrific music at iTunes and Amazon.
If you don't have time for the full-length video you may enjoy this short version where Marlow tells us how he almost became a truck driver instead of a piano player!
Tito Puente Jr, son of the King of Mambo, Tito Puente and Godson of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz visited with www.Conga.tv before his recent concert at Bienes Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Tito told us about the origins of Mambo, helped us understand the difference between Mambo and Salsa (Not what you might think!) and shared many thoughts on his music and his father’s legacy.
One of our main impressions is that Tito enjoys what he's doing and he's having fun.
He has been making music and entertaining the world for 50 years. Winner of 8 Grammys, recipient of the Latin Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award, and holder of over 45 Gold and Platinum records, José Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics around the world as "the greatest living guitarist".
He started his musical life playing the accordion until his father and family friend, Benjamin Borges, gave him his first guitar in a brown paper bag.
He would play by himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day,