Kassav’s Zouk Music

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Kassav’s Zouk Music

Zouk is a fast tempo music that comes from the Caribbean islands. The people of the Caribbean take music very seriously. Music plays a very integral role in Caribbean society, be it for social celebrations or even routine day chores. As a result there is a high social regard for popular music. Zouk music is played twenty four hours a day on local radio, while television present programs that are wholly devoted to Zouk music.  Even discos play Zouk at full volume all through...

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History of Salsa Dance and its regions.

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History of Salsa Dance and its regions.

History of Salsa Dance and its regions. Salsa was coined in 1933 for danceable Latin Music when Cuban composer Ignacio Piñerio wrote the song Échale Salsita, although its roots began earlier than that. It is a combination of dance moves generating from the music of the Cuban Son in the 1920’s and the Afro-Cuban dance known as the Rumba. History of Salsa Dance and it’s regions, generally associated with Salsa music, although it can be expanded to many tropical...

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Evolution of Salsa

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Evolution of Salsa

There has been considerable debate as to where Salsa was born, and how the evolution of salsa took place. Some schools of thought say that Salsa music has evolved from the Rumba. Rumba was first developed and brought to Cuba by the African Slaves during Colonial Times.  This poetic expression of dance which was created by the blacks, was later absorbed by all Cubans. The Rumba was  played on a variety of drums, tabletops, chairs and wooden boxes, spoons, jars or any object...

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