Here you have Horacio’s variation on the pattern of Cha-Cha-Chá, with a combination where he uses the Left foot with cowbell and Hihat, and very interesting orchestrations in the drum kit.
There are many, many different ways to play the Cha-Cha-Chá, but again it is important to know the elements that form this style. For example in the Cha-Cha-Chá it was the rhythm that gave birth to Timbales, to the Danzón itself. So the percussion section of the Danzón orchestra is usually a Timbale player, a Güiro player, a Clave player, and one Conga. We have to know these sounds and play with them…So let me play you a different kind of Cha-Cha, using, for example, the foot bell and stuff like that.