Celia Cruz in an episode of Sesame Street

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Celia Cruz in an episode of Sesame Street

Back in 1987, she appeared in an episode of Sesame Street, alongside Big Bird. And what starts as a trivial conversation about birds turns into a salsa dance session before your very eyes: Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz performs the famous song about a tiny hummingbird, with a little help from a very Big Bird.

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The African Roots of Salsa Music and Dance

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The African Roots of Salsa Music and Dance

The African Roots of Salsa Music and Dance To many of us, salsa is the definitive “Latin” music. However, the roots of its sounds and the movements of its dances can be traced back much further than Cuba or Puerto Rico. In fact, you will find that many of the building blocks for salsa come all the way from Africa! Salsa is renowned throughout music and dance communities for its powerful rhythm. In fact, a strong beat is really the backbone that drives any good salsa track....

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