Giju John, who has previously fused Indian music and Salsa dancing, was watching my salsa class just the other day. He was my salsa teacher’s teacher, and I hope my dancing didn’t embarrass them both. After the class, my teacher forwarded me a note saying that Giju has released some more videos to go with his music. An interesting one is the one I have included below. In this video, he fuses Indian music with Latin cha-cha-cha.
Various cultures collide here in Silicon Valley, and Giju, who is also a Silicon Valley engineer, melds elements of different cultures in a fascinating, unique way. I am also amazed at how the dancing in this video is just head and shoulders above the simple cha-cha that I learned in my youth along with the other Filipino-Americans of my generation (anyone else remember that cha-cha?). As an added bonus, the video has the Asian guy getting the white girl by winning her away from a white guy. Don’t see that very often either!