El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Perhaps the greatest Salsa musical ensemble the world has seen, El Gran Combo from Puerto Rico has struck a chord in the hearts of music lovers across Hispanic America. Founded in 1962, the band has been autographed as ‘La Universidad de la Salsa’ or The University of Salsa, for its outstanding contribution to Salsa genre music, and for the many world renowned salsa music artists who built their careers through it. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico released their first album in...

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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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