La SalsaMúsica y Baile del Caribe y de Los EEUU
What is Salsa? What does Salsamean? Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce. It is used for any type of sauce, dressing, topping , etc. How do you think this word connects with Salsa music and dance?
The History of Salsa Music Salsa Music was developed in Cuba in the 1940’s-1950’s The music has elements of: French/Haitian instruments and sound African drum beats as were brought to the Carribbean by African Slaves Spanish Guitar as brought to Cuba by the Spanish during the Spanish Golden Age of the 15th and 16th centuries. Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Cha Cha, and other types of Carribbean music and dance came to the United States during the 1940’s and 1950’s by U.S. Soldiers who were serving in the Carribbean. The Salsa music and dance of the 1950’s was greatly influenced by the famous Cuba vocalist Celia Cruz and purcussionist Tito Puente. In the last fifty years the Salsa has evolved and become the music and dance that exists today.
Did you know? There are 7 Salsa Bars in the Boston area? Local Dance academies in Randolph and Raynham have beginner salsa classes and host special classes for high school students?
Find the Salsa Beat The Steps to Salsa are in a QUICK, QUICK, SLOW pattern Listen to the Salsa Song and find the beat… Clap along to the beat Begin with the basic step, practice the lateral step, learn the under arm turn Salsa Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWPJ5lLi0pg
Salsa Video See what professionals can do with the Salsa… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5emggEYTwM