Salsa music is a genre of music, generally defined as a modern style of playing Cuban Son, Son Montuno, and Guaracha with touches from other genres of music.
Cali salsa orchestra
Salsa's most direct antecedent is Cuban son , which itself is a combination of Spanish and African influences.
Large son bands were very popular in Cuba beginning in the 1930s; and they quickly spread to the United States.
Salsa has registered a steady growth and now dominates in many countries in Latin America.
The city of Cali, in Colombia, has come to call itself the “Worl capital of the salsa“.
Merengue is a type of music and dance from the Dominican Republic. But it is as popular in Dominican Republic as all over Latin America.
Its name is Spanish, taken from the name of the meringue, a dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar. It is unclear as to why this name became the name of the music; perhaps it can trace its meaning from the movement on the dance floor that could remind one of an egg beater in action.
Merengue music found mainstream exposure in other areas of Latin America in the 1970s and 80s, with its peak popularity in the 1990s.
In the Southern Cone, specifically in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, merengue dance lost the characteristic of being danced close together, instead being danced separately while moving the arms.
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