A mix of African rhythms and Spanish music. It gained popularity in the 1800’s Salsa means sauce in Spanish it brings to mind the spiciness in the dance. When it was first introduced in the United States the word salsa was used for any Latino dance.
Its was created in 1943 by Perez Prado It was in its height in the U.S. in the 1950’s Originated from Cuba
It began in the 19th century in the Dominican Republic. It started out on the lower classes but was then formalized for ballroom dancing later Former Dictator Rafael Trujillo made merengue the official dance of the Dominican Republic.
It was created in the 16th century They’re two distinct forms of the Rumba, Ballroom Rumba and Cuban Rumba It was imported into the U.S. in the 20th century. Cuban Rumba has a heavy African influence .
It began in Cuba in the 1950’s Enrique Jorrin composed the first piece of Cha Cha Cha music. Its rhythmically similar to the mambo.
Is a popular guitar music From the Dominican Republic It’s a variety of different rhythms including the Merengue.
Originated in Brazil Street festival dance Introduced to U.S. movie audiences in 1933 Has a very specific rhythm