Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mega Mix 43 is in the House!

There is NOTHING like coming home from a long day at work to one of those square white envelopes in the mail. I admit it: I rip it open little kid style and run over to my stereo.
My immediate reaction? This month's collection is... classic! After the warm up, the first four songs are very traditional: merengue, salsa, reggaeton, cumbia. I can't remember where I read it, but somewhere on the world wide web someone commented that recent ZIN CDs have had too much electronic music and other unfamiliar rhythms. I wonder if that feedback made its way to the home office, because this music instantly felt familiar and perfectly ready for standard B1 moves.

I particularly liked the salsa and cumbia songs early on the CD, and Vamanos Pa La Calle (merengue urbano). If I'm being honest, I thought Translation was kind of awful... not only the so-so beat, but the lyrics were just too superficial (and maybe a little too raunchy) for me.

My favorite thing about Mega Mix 43 is that Rockin' Robin is out it - how fun?! I can totally see my class enjoying it and can't wait to choreograph it. I peeked on YouTube and already found this cute routine!

What did you think of Mega Mix 43?


  1. So far I like it, I love the reggeaton track and I agree with it being much better than the last one. I liked quite a few songs :)

  2. Jen, I haven't my Mega Mix 43 yet. I'm so jelly. All the other ZIN Japan members received their white square envelopes. What did I do to anger the Gods of AFAA Japan? (They are the organization which manages Zumba® in Japan. They also manage a host of other programs for foreign companies in Japan.) [Actually, I can imagine that I have done many things to anger them.]