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  Salsa & Merengue Society – Salsa: The Music
The cooperative role of the musicians are a reflection of the African roots of the music.
The son is the music of storytellers; where the troubadours would sing about anything that took their fancy: how good the harvest was, what they had for dinner that night etc. They would improvise with lyrics and voice to keep in the clave of the song.
Introduced into Latin music via the barrios (Latin neighbourhoods) of New York, jazz notes played on piano and brass are testament to the days when the big jazz bands of Machito and his peers played at the Palladium theatre in the ’50s.
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  Salsa Music - MSN Encarta
In terms of style and structure, salsa is a reinterpretation and modernization of Cuban dance-music styles—especially the son—which had coalesced by the 1950s.
Bandleaders such as Willie Colon, Rubén Blades, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, and Eddie Palmieri led the musical movement, in which salsa became a self-conscious vehicle for Latino pride, unity, and mobilization throughout the Hispanic Caribbean Basin countries and among Latino communities in the eastern United States.
Most importantly, however, salsa, with its intricate and driving rhythms, its brilliant horn arrangements, and its searing vocals, served as an exuberant and exhilarating dance music.
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  Salsa music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean and Latin genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad.
Salsa's closest relatives are Cuban mambo and the son orchestras of the early 20th century, as well as Latin jazz.
Salsa music is traditionally based on a 4/4 time signature, and is mostly phrased in groups of two bars (eight beats), such as recurring rhythmic patterns and main phrases of the chorus.
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 Salsa Downloads - Download Salsa Music - Download Salsa MP3s
Salsa is a term much like the word "swing" as it was applied to the jazz swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s.
Salsa is influenced by many Latin musical forms, like the Puerto Rican plenas, the Dominican merengue, and the Colombian cumbia, but its backbone is the Cuban son.
Nonetheless, salsa is still a form of dance music subject to the whims of public tastes, and it suffered a decline in popularity in the 1980s as the Dominican merengue became fashionable.
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 salsa 101 mwf
Salsa has many roots, but the style that gave rise to and shaped it more than any other is the son.
Musicians began to incorporate African and Spanish music styles, such as the rumba and the music of "santeri'a," "decima" and "guajira." By the 1920's, son was the most popular music and dance for Cubans at all levels of society.
While salsa has many roots, and its primary exponents are Puerto Rican, the Cuban son is clearly the primary foundation of salsa." "Salsa" is primarily a commercial tag for contemporary Latin pop music.
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 New York Salsa ~ www.justsalsa.com ~ Salsa Music, Dance, Clubs, Radio, Salsa Classes, Salsa Socials
Dancing "on one" is dancing to the melody of the music, while dancing "on 2" is dancing to the rhythm of the music.
The key to the rhythm in Salsa music (and dance) is the Clave.
The upbeat is often silent in the melody of a Salsa song.
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 Salsa music - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Africa, it is very common to find people playing music with instruments like la conga and la pandereta, instruments commonly used in Salsa, thus creating a sound similar to that of Salsa.
In the ensuing two decades, the steady succession of chart-topping Latin styles like mambo, rumba, chachachá; and charanga refined and evolved the elements of son montuno, achieving great popularity from the United States to Europe and Japan.
By this time, Latin pop was no longer a major force in American music, having lost ground to doo wop, R&B; and rock and roll.
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 Music Genre: Salsa - Music of Puerto Rico
It encompasses a broad range of musical genres, instrumental combinations and cultural influences, ranging from Cuban son montuno, Puerto Rican bomba and plena, Dominican merengue, Cuban Yoruba ritual music and Afro-American jazz and rhythm and blues.
This music had always been called by the names of the various genres, for example: cha-cha-cha, mambo, guaguancó, son montuno, etc. In any case, they finally had to accept that the label greatly helped the commercial development of this music form.
The salsa repertoire is varied and includes the Puerto Rican plena, the Dominican merengue, jazz fom USA, the Colombian cumbia, and especially the Cuban son.
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Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean and Latin genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad.
Salsa incoporates multiple styles and variations; the term can be used to describe most any form of popular Cuban-derived genre, such as chachachá and mambo.
Salsa's most close relatives are Cuban mambo and the son orchestras of the early 20th century, as well as Latin jazz.
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 World Music Central - Salsa
One of the true musical giants of the 20th century, Tito Puente, was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents.
Internationally regarded as one of the finest Colombian salsa bands, The Latin Brothers were originally influenced by the (then) new sound of two extra trombones in a music group, pioneered by Venezuelan salsa legend Oscar D'León and his band Dimensión Latina.
A variant known as Salsa Dura is a term that defines salsa as it developed in New York, with genres and rhythms drawn from Cuba and other islands in the Caribbean melding with the tempo, drive and improvisational techniques picked up by the immigrants in New York City.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /staticpages/index.php/salsa   (1372 words)

 Salsa Music, Salsa Musicians, Salsa Photographs, Salsa Concerts, & CD Reviews ~ www.justsalsa.com
Salsa musicians are inspired to play their best when great dancing energizes them.
On this webpage you will find Salsa Musician Fan Pages, Salsa Music reviews, and links to Salsa Concert information, articles on the History of Salsa, plus Photographs and MPG videos of Salsa Musicians and dancers in "full-swing".
Salsa concert dates and FREE salsa concerts are also listed.
www.justsalsa.com /music   (214 words)

 Salsa music - Salsa Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though the term salsa music is not necessarily precise in scope, most authors use the term to refer specifically to a style created in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Like the son, salsa songs begin with a songlike section followed by a montuno break with call-and-response vocals, instrumental breaks and jazzy solos.[23] In the United States, the music of a salsa club is a mix of salsa, merengue, cha-cha-cha and bachata, whether sourced from a live band or a DJ.
Music author Isabelle Leymarie notes that salsa performers often incorporate machoistic bravado (guapería) in their lyrics, in a manner reminiscent of calypso and samba, a theme she ascribes to the performers' "humble backgrounds" and subsequent need to compensate for their origins.
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 Salsa Music - Salsa Music in Cuba
The music considered to be salsa music seems to vaguely follow several different criteria.
One of Salsa’s antecedents is the Cuban Son.
Troubadour music, sung by troubadours who would sing about anything that comes to their mind: how well the year’s harvest went, what they had for dinner the previous night, etc. They are used to improvise with the lyrics and voice but always follow the songs clave.
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 Dance Music, Salsa Music, Swing Dancing Music, Ballroom Dancing Music
Cha cha music is similar to mambo but slower.Today cha cha is danced to many styles of music including latin, rock and roll, hip hop and country western.
Salsa has roots in African, Latin and European music styles which all fused in the Caribean, particularly in Cuba.
Salsa is similar to mambo in that it has 4/4 timing with dancers stepping on three of the four beats.
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 Our Dance & Music
The Salsa Music - Salsa music is played in 4/4 time, and has 4 beats to the measure or bar, and we dance within 2 measures, so we count 8 beats; and loosely say that we "dance to an 8 beat measure or bar", although technically it is two 4 beat measures.
As with music, while some may learn to play by ear, the majority learn by using a the standardized systematic notation; some may learn mambo in other ways, but the majority here learn by breaking down the dance into the count and the various turn and open shine patterns, many of which have names.
It does not refer to other forms and styles of "salsa" music, such as "old school Cuban music", "pop salsa", nor much of the so-called "salsa" that is frequently played elsewhere in the U.S., South America and overseas, cumbias, some charangas, son montunos, and other related types.
www.salsanewyork.com /ourdancemusic.htm   (8191 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Music - Salsa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salsa is Spanish for "sauce" —; in music it's a term that refers to the hot, spicy Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
When people talk about salsa music, however, they are usually referring to a generic term that includes a number of distinct types of Afro-Caribbean music, although one in particular, the son guaguancó, has predominated since the 1960s.
Adopted (and adapted) by small salsa conjunto (such as Julito Collazo and his Afro-Cuban Group), bomba and plena are reaching larger audiences, even as some of their elements are absorbed by salsa itself.
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 Salsa Music History | sjpc_04_package.xml
Salsa's lyrics have been justly criticized for sexist content, and from the beginning there have been very few female singers—and next to no writers or arrangers—in the form.
Central to Masucci's marketing plan was the idea of advertising salsa as a completely new style, and to this end he downplayed the music's Cuban origins, though nearly everything Fania released—aside from merengue, which came from the Dominican Republic—was Afro-Cuban in character.
Ultimately, salsa outlived Latin hip-hop, and by 1997 Starr was attempting to revive her career with a disc of salsa tunes.
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 Just Salsa Magazine ~ Find: Salsa Music & Dance, Salsa History, Salsa Photographs & Videos, CD Reviews & More...
Salsa teachers are also available to prepare you and your fiance or wedding party for your wedding dance.
Salsa recipes are not only easy to make and delicious they are healthy and nutritious as well.
Jose Alberto is the consummate "Salsero" - born in the Dominican republic and raised in Puerto Rico and New York.
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 History of Salsa
As far as he is concerned it is all Cuban music and salsa is a term that has more relation to the kitchen than to music.
With Prado based chiefly in Mexico and the New York mambo bands developing their own styles, Cuban music had begun taking a life of its own outside the island and the stage was set for the salsa boom of the 1960s.
Firstly “Salsa” technically is not a dance, it was a name given to a fusion of various Cuban style rhythms such as Son, guaracha, guaguanco, guarija.
www.salsaduende.com /history.htm   (2232 words)

The smooth, beautiful music with the joyful, vibrant Carnaval beat, is a dynamic combination of rhythms from the world's African, Caribbean and Latin regions.
Salsa is continuing its decades long growth to embrace all ages and all people.
In Latin dance music, the male dancer leads his partner in a joint expression of her sensuality, and together their movement should be elegant to behold.
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 WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED SALSA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the third time music is described as salsa and the Mexican Tjader fans of San Francisco began using the word to describe Tjader’s brand of music.
In 1965 while the west coast Mexican population was using salsa for uptempo Latin music, the Afro-American population of New York started another trend.
After this, mostly every recording of Afro-Cuban rhythms and anything that was exciting in Latin music was labeled salsa and the anglo market which had abandoned the music went the cha cha cha followed the mambo popularity in 1956, came back into the fold.
www.salsacrazy.com /salsaroots/salsaorigins.htm   (1195 words)

 Salsa Night Band Salsa Music Clips
Most specifically, salsa, which means sauce, refers to a particular style developed by the 1960s and '70s Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants to the New York City area, and stylistic descendants like 1980s salsa romantica.
Modern salsa is a dance-oriented genre and is closely associated with a style of
The most important instrumentation in salsa is the percussion, which is played by a wide variety of instruments, including claves, cowbells, timbales and conga.
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 Latin Entertainment Events All O
Edie is a true gem to the Salsa world… and I am excited at this time to be part of the interviewing of her, who has interviewed the Salsa world and has brought it out in the open.
On August 21, 2005, the Miami Salsa Congress, produced by Rene Gueits of Salsa Lovers Dance Studio, undertook to break the world record for the size of a Rueda circle.
I am a native Chicago Salsa Dancer, c<>urrently living in Atlanta, GA. "Passion for Salsa" is what inspired me to write this article.
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 Salsa Racing Dance Studios, "Where Salsa & Fitness Become One"
A lot of Salsa Casino turn combinations in which one guy dances with four ladies is also part of this entertaining and unique show that heats up the dance floor with style and flavor.
Salsa Casino Rueda Show was created and choreographed by Henry Herrera with the idea of keeping the Cuban tradition alive.
The Salsa Racing Dance Troop is composed by Henry Herrera (Director and Choreographer),Edie The Salsa Freak (Dancer) Yohana Zaldivar (Dancer), Indira Mato (Dancer), Barbie Estrada (Dancer), Desiree Dicupe (Dancer),Humberto Tous(Dancer), Jose Polarramos(Dancer),Julio Cesar castillos(Dancer) and Eduardo Martinez(Dancer).
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 Salsa Music - Djcoco's Playlist - Salsazon, Salsa, San Francisco - Salsa Music
Salsa Music - Djcoco's Playlist - Salsazon, Salsa, San Francisco - Salsa Music
Your guide to Salsa in the San Francisco Bay Area
Salsa in San Francisco Bay Area - Salsa - San Francisco
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