"This video has everything. It shows history from Felipe Luciano, the former leaders of the young lords to the best salsa artists when they were in their prime, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon and many more music. This video is my favorite video in my collection of salsa videos"
Duh..Where is the Salsa Felipe?
Thomas H. Lerner | 10/01/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I lived in the South Bronx and had the pleasure of seeing and dancing to the musicians on this DVD.
Mr. Luciano wants us to believe that the characters and music he has selected represent the Puerto Rican culture that I experienced in the clubs and streets of Manhattan and the Bronx and let us not forget Orchard Beach and City Island; he fails to do this.
The video is poorly made and the great Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians showcased seem to be on for 30 seconds or less.
Mr. Luciano takes us to Puerto Rico to reminds us of the heroes welcome given to the Puerto Ricans that attempted to assassinate President Truman. Thank you Felipe for that moment of Puerto Rican history.
There are other political comments made by Mr. Luciano throughout the video that tend to diminish the DVD even more. This is one video I would like to forget very fast."
Not enough music!
Thomas H. Lerner | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/17/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you're interested in the sociology and politics of life in Pueto Rico or the Nuyorican community, you may find this program interesting. If you're looking for alot of concert footage or alot of musical information about Salsa, skip this DVD. There is minimal music and no MUSICAL discussion of Salsa in this 1-hour program."
A brilliant snapshop of salsa.
delbahia | San Francisco, CA | 12/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful discovery to find on a clear screen young and youthful Salsa legends Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Charlie Palmieri, "El Rey" Tito Puentes and "La Raina de la Salsa" Celiz Cruz. Made and released in 1979, this documentary has a bit too much narration but is nonetheless a magnificent snapshot of the evolution of the music. Anyone interested in Salsa must see this film. Complete songs are rare, as is music uninterrupted by the narration, but the magic is still there. Que viva la salsa."
Good-not alot of music
eric rivera | new york, NY United States | 12/25/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"very informative. lots about nyc in its heyday. but only 3 short cuts of music. lot of ploitical views. not really a music dvd but good"