Encanto Tropical is a two-hour radio show of salsa music. Hosted by Japan-based DJ Angel Figueroa, it is one of several programs offered by World Salsa Radio, an internet radio station for Latin music enthusiasts. It broadcasts every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 05:00 Pacific (Standard and Daylight Savings). That's 21:00 / 22:00 Japan Time.
Episodes appear in one of three formats, as follows.
Featured are 4 spotlights of 3 songs each covering newly-released salsa, Latin music by Japanese artists, cover songs of Cuban classics. The last spotlight is a guest interview, including three of their song choices. An introductory mix precedes the spotlights.
Example: Episode 8 (Guest: Jan Reijnders)
This focuses on a certain topic for the entire show.
Exsample: Episode 16 (Latin Music in Japan)
Making up the show is a selection of random songs.
Example: Episode 22 (Mambongo Replay)
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2nd & 4th Thursdays
5 am Pacific / 8 am Eastern
12:00 UTC / 14:00 Central Europe
Sept 14 2023
Episode 26 is an on-the-fly mix featuring mostly vintage salsa. There is no specific theme. No guest, either. I had no time to prep, so I just played track to track... Good fun! The audio setup is in my new home, and you can hear the evening crickets chirping in the background when I speak.
(1:57:02, 30 tracks)
For a cancer Warrior
Sept 28 2023
This show is dedicated to a friend who recently started chemotherapy. When I suggested making a mix to lift their spirits during this challenging time, they replied "let the music make me dream". So I will focus on brass-infused salsa brava, which this person likes.
My own cancer journey was a success, and I am grateful. I wish the same for my friend. Join us as they tune in from Europe and, if you can, show your support in the chat. Sharing your own cancer story is welcome, too.
Special Set For WSR
3rd anniversary Set
salsa from 2021-2023
July 15 2023
My set kicked off the 3 Year Anniversary Fundraising event for World Salsa Radio. It is great to be a part of the DJ team! For this one hour session, my playlist is made of 11 preferred tunes from the last three years.
(56:47, 11 tracks)