Salsa is continuing its decades long growth to embrace all ages and all people. With the help of the Salsaweb network correspondents you can connect with the excitement of a salsa club not far from wherever you may travel.
In Latin dance music, the male dancer leads his partner in a joint expression of her sensuality, and together their movement should be elegant to behold. To become a good salsa dancer requires commitment, practice and good instruction.
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"What people generally imagine when they hear the words "Caribbean
music" or "Latin music" is "cheerfulness",
"liveliness", "lilt", etc. Certainly, without doubt, these are the
main features that this fascinating music arouses, but once you get involved in it, you
will notice, on and off, the dark shadows of its complicated history. Why do they have a
completely different culture despite being neighboring countries? Why do they have common
rhythms though their lands are separate? "
Great Britain / England / United Kingdom
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HOLLAND: see NETHERLANDS
UNITED KINGDOM: see Great Britian
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Some people believe that salsa was originated from Cuba. Others think it originated in Puerto Rico. The reality is that the movement that originated Salsa began in New York.
"The stories and histories of salsa music are still young and vibrant, unique to every community in which it is performed. Because it brings together so many different Latino musicians, ideas and musical styles, salsa has become a way of communicating both within communities and across nations."
"High class people did not accept merengue for a long time, because it was related to african music"
"Caribbean and Latin music share the same roots, but are very different. The Hispanic sounds are unique from those on the French and English-owned islands. Ours is very uptight, while the Calypso beat is more relaxed, laid back. The whole thing about interacting with the sounds of other cultures is learning to pay respect to the music. You don't need to be from Cuba to play Cuban music. But if you respect it, it sounds deep and sincere." -- Paquito D'Rivera
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"The only thing certain is change." is very much the case for the music business. This can only be good news for Latin and World Music as its artists can now make their case directly to the ears of anyone with internet access. Microsoft's Mediaplayer and Apple Quicktime continue to challenge Real Audio for dominance but new players emerge faster than the biggees can buy them. here's the latest headlines.
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