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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Hector Lavoe – was the very definition of Salsa!

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Hector Lavoe – was the very definition of Salsa!

Hector Lavoe – was the very definition of Salsa! Salsa music and dance has long been the passion that burns within many souls. Born Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez, September 30, 1946 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Hector Lavoe – was the very definition of Salsa! Hector came from a musically talented family including singers and performers. Hector began his musical education early in life during his attendance at the Juan Morel Campos Public School of Music where he learned to play the...

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Salsa Music’s New York City Connection

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Salsa Music’s New York City Connection

When most people think of salsa music, their brains conjure images of Caribbean islands like Cuba and Puerto Rico. This is understandable, because the genre is very popular in the region and many important salsa musicians trace their roots to the islands. However, most historians of music would tell you that salsa music actually originated someplace else—in New York City! A true melting pot of a town, New York has attracted all sorts of immigrants since its founding. In the...

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