..FINALLY! I heard people on the forums were getting theirs in the mail, and I started getting antsy!
Okay, down to business. First comment on the Live version: LOVE the stage setup. Chrome, colored lights, and modern in feel. Zumba has really stepped up their production values.
The Track List
1. Hella Decale – by DJ Mam’s feat Doukali & Soldat Jahman – French Reggaeton
2. Cumbia Pa’ La Nena – by Bachaco – Cumbia
*3. La Vida Es Un Carnaval – Salsa
*4. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Latin Pop
*5. Lo Que Pasó, Pasó – Reggaeton
+6. Na Ponta do Pe – Axé (original version by Ceceu Muniz)
*7. Que Buena Tu Ta – Merengue
*8. Sazón – Merengue
*9. Zeina – Belly Dance/Reggaeton
*Covers | + Zumba Fitness originals
The hot song of ZIN 30 is, for me, “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” by Bachaco. I heard the group’s sound for the first time on the Warm Up/Cool Down DVD and fell in love instantly with “Jamaican Cumbia.” This isn’t any different. I think Beto’s choreo is spot on for the song.
I anticipate a class favorite in “Livin’ La Vida Loca” – the choreography is just challenging enough at a medium tempo, and the beats are kickin’. Beto threw in some sex appeal with the booty pops and ‘slide down the body’ hand moves. And of course we remember when Ricky Martin was all over the radio…can’t go wrong with this one!
On the message board, people were looking for the ‘bole bole’ song on the ZIN 30 preview – that would be “Na Ponta do Pe”, a Zumba Fitness original. The bright guitar strums and uplifting chanting makes this a ‘definite do’ in class. I can’t wait! Little hops, waves, hip pops, and samba…
I’m so glad to see “Que Buena Tu Ta” on the list! It’s been in my iTunes playlist for a while, but I hadn’t been ‘inspired’ to create a routine for it. Too many other songs and steps pop into my head to keep up. While the live version worked overall, there were some steps I didn’t care for. Looks like I’ll be making a Frankenstein of this song – some from the live version, some from the one-on-one, and a little of my own flavor.
The new experience on this DVD is the last song, “Zeina”. It brings the Middle Eastern flavor with a reggaeton beat – love! Beto and instructors Betsy Dopico and Heidy Torres take it off the stage into a mosh pit of sorts; the participants formed a dense circle around them, pulsing in and out of the center. This routine is more about flavor and attitude than choreographed steps. I could see this technique promoting closeness and a sense of unity in a class setting. Thumbs up!
Bonus! ZIN 31 preview…
You know the songs that play on the DVD menus…the ones we can anticipate on the next ZIN DVD? With a little research, I managed to find them. I look forward to seeing them on ZIN 31. Enjoy! ~ Sarah
“Oye” by Mara
“Pégate” by Grupo Treo