amparito (part 2)


Again, you know the story. Foreigner goes to Colombia, falls for a caleña on the dance floor, she wraps him around her finger and now he wants to go fishing with her.

This is Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz’s savage tribute to Amparo Arrebato, a famous salsa dancer from Cali. Apparently she got a reputation as a teenager by hanging around the brothels of Cali to just dance, because that’s where the really hard salsa was.

Amparo Arrebato by Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz

Amparo Arrebato

Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz guys are legendary in Colombia because they could play as fast and hard as people wanted to dance. (Other people’s records had to be played at 45rpm instead of 33rpm…)