“El Watusi/La Bamba” by Rags and Riches – Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Rags and Riches is a disco project from Bobby Ragona and Vinny DePaola and features a medley of two rock n’ roll classics derived from a 60s dance craze and a Mexican folk number, “El Watusi” and “La Bamba”. This medley was a popular track in clubs who favored the heavy Latin percussion and creative blend of the two classics. It ends with a full on celebration.
I have taken the medley and created a Disco Video Mix utilizing the 2014 salsa comedy, “Cuban Fury” starring Nick Frost and Rashida Jones. The flames from the tangled and un-tangling of partners blend with the mood of the disco medley well. It is homage to the salsa form and the excitement it presents. This Video Mix uses more of the films finale and some of the warm up scenes to keep up with the disco fuse.
The film was directed by James Griffiths
Featuring scenes from “Cuban Fury” – RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons