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Salsa!  The smooth, beautiful music with the joyful, vibrant Carnaval beat, is a dynamic combination of rhythms from the world's African, Caribbean and Latin regions.
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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 [F] LATIN & Salsa Musica 
 Look for what's new in the aforum section including a massive guide to the UK Latin Dance Craze

Best Latin Music Guides

lamusiban.jpg (12437 bytes)LaMusica.com || Club Guide ||Southern California ||This Week in NY ||Concerts & Tours ||
News, interviews and reviews about the Latino scene worldwide. Frequent updates, sound samples and video clips make LaMusica.com one of the best in its category. Latin Pop-music a specialty
LA'Ritmo.gif (2092 bytes)LARitmo.com  || Charts
Hosted by DJ Wild Style Willie News, reviews, interviews and charts
Salsaweb.com
The world's largest online Latin entertainment magazine.

The Rest

Salsacrazy.com

Your guide to SF Bay Area dancing
Salsasf.com
Guide to Bay Area salsa and latin jazz
Salsanewyork.com
A website about New York style mambo dancing. "Breaking on 2."
Top20LatinMusic.com
Directory of artists, links, downloads and reviews.
James' Guide to Salsa
Overview and rhythms of salsa, and a short list of essential artists.
SalsaRoots.com
Includes a list of classes and numerous articles about Latin Music. "The Heart and Soul of Salsa History."

 
Charts
Billboard Music || Top 25 Latin Music Albums || Top 20 Latin Music Tracks
LA'Ritmo.gif (2092 bytes)LARitmo.com ||  Charts Index

mp3.com top 40 latin chart

top40-charts.com Latin Charts

DJLatino.com Top 60 Latin

GLOBAL LINK LIST
Archive of global music charts by lanet.lv/ || North and Central America

MTV International (Includes Brazil and Latin America Charts)


Current Top Latin Sellers 
at CD Universe 

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What's new in Salsa Music at amazon?
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  People Party Power
Club and Events Guides to Salsa

 salsa-web.gif (10389 bytes)Salsaweb.com || CityGuides || World Events
Your on-line music guide for Latin Music and Dance. Worldwide events by city.

Salsapower.com World and Local Events

Salsacrazy.com SF Bay Area Events Calendar

Salsasf.com Bay Area Events Calendar

Salsanewyork.com calendar

TOSalsa.com Events Listing (Toronto)

Salse.de Kalendar (Denmark, Germany)

UKSalsa.com Events Calendar

Asia & Middle East by country

AFRICA
Ivory Coast by salsaweb

AUSTRALIA 
Melbourne by salsaweb

Perth
by salsaweb
Sydney
by salsaweb


CHINA
Hong Kong by salsaweb

CYPRUS
Nicosia
by salsaweb

JORDAN
Jordan   by salsaweb
 

Amman by salsaweb 

EGYPT
Egypt by salsaweb  
Cairo
by salsaweb
Dubai   by salsaweb

INDONESIA
Indonesia, by salsaweb

Jakarta by salsaweb

INDIA
India by salsaweb

ISRAEL
LatinAmerican Dance in Israel
Israel by salsaweb

JAPAN
Japan Jazz & LatinJazz Music in Japan

samrai2.jpg (39438 bytes)"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? "
Japan by Salsaweb.com
Orquesta del Sol,
excelente SALSA de ¡Japón! Music Group

KOREA
Korea by salsaweb

Seoul by salsaweb

NEW ZEALAND
Kantuta.co.nz || Auckland Salsa News
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Kantuta is the local latin sensation Kantuta perform a unique style of 'euro/latin' music and rhythms with strong New Zealand and Pacific influences ('Pacific-Latino').

THAILAND
Thailand   by salsaweb
Bangkok
by salsaweb

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 
UAE by salsaweb

Caribbean

BAHAMAS
Nassau by salsaweb

CUBA
¡Cuban Music & Musicians || Links || Mary Overby
Cubanet.org | German | Spanish | English
CubaNet utilizes a free of charge e-mail and fax service to distribute worldwide a weekly selection (SEMANARIO CUBANET) of  news from independent journalists and fostering a free press for Cuba

Cuba by salsaweb


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Tambora y Güira

PUERTO RICO
CADENA SALSOUL
The top ten hits in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican Musical History by George Rivera
If it were not for Puerto Rico the Cubans would not be able to take so much credit

Puerto Rico by salsaweb

TRINIDAD
Trinidad by salsaweb

Europe by Country

AUSTRIA
Graz by salsaweb
 
Vienna
by salsaweb

BELGIUM
Belgium by salsaweb

 

DENMARK
Denmark by salsaweb

FINLAND
Finland by salsaweb

FRANCE
France by salsaweb
Paris
by salsaweb  
Bordeaux
by salsaweb
Lille
by salsaweb
Midi - Southern France by salsaweb

Afro-Caribbean Music/ Black Paris || Fabrice Gaillard
Devoted to the promotion of the Afro-Caribbean culture by the means of it's music.  Tremendous resource!


GERMANY

Germany Salsa.DE || Where do you want to dance today?
Salsa Rhein-Main by salsa.de || Calendar
Where to dance Salsa and Merengue in the Rhein-Main area of Germany

Germanyby salsaweb

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Der Salsaholic provides information about salsa, including a concert calendar (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux), 'gig contacts' for musicians and promoters in Europe, workshops and courses, a glossary of latin music, CD reviews with RealAudio sound samples and more.
Chrissie's Salsa Homepage (German Only)
Aachen, Cologne, Munich, Dusseldorf
Musica-Latina.de
(German Only)
With super-salsa music for registered users
Salsabor.de  by Rafael Munoz
Havana Club in Potsdam

Great Britain / England / United Kingdom
 [F] LATIN Salsa in London & the UK
Extensive guide in our Aforum!

contents_logo.gif (6910 bytes) salsaJive.co.uk/  CLUB DIRECTORY
 South West (inc. S. Wales)

including Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Avon, Somerset, Dorset...
 South Central 
including Wiltshire, IOW, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire

South East (excl. Gtr. London) including Sussex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex...
Greater London
East Anglia
including Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
Midlands (inc. N. Wales)
including Dyfed, H & W, Liconshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire...
North
including Cheshire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Humberside, Northumberland...
Scotland

www.salsabeat.freeserve.co.uk/SalsaBeat ||  London Salsa Clubs !  
The music with the cheerful, colourful, vibrant sound is an Afro-Cuban Music, being a direct descendant of the Cuban Son
, a mixture of Rhythms from the Caribbean with African and Latin influence This site is updated every Thursday

uksalsa.com/ ||
Ian Finch's Salsa magazine with news and listings for the whole country Out of northland

 CLUB GUIDE by City
UK Salsa
      Colchester

www.salsa.co.uk 
Robert Charlemagne's site with Events, Salsamaniac, Teachers and DJs, products, club listings and links.. "one of the great Salsa teachers" Ian Finch'


salsadj.com
Listings photos links London New York & more

http://www.salsatap.co.uk 

SalsaInfo.co.uk Info
Sister site to danceclasses.com with lots of Salsa information 


UKlatino.co.uk || Espanol || Latin community.org (inc.Brazil)
"UKLatino is a one-stop to Latin America, provide information on Latin American activities, 
Chiva Riva Real audio
London scene playing an exhilarating mix of SALSA & LATIN JAZZ with a hint of FUNK-RAP

GREECE
Athens
by salsaweb

HOLLAND: see NETHERLANDS

HUNGARY
Budapest by salsaweb
Salsa & Merengue info || Hungarian

IRELAND
Dublin & Cork by salsaweb

ITALY

ITALY
Caribe.it Italian Only
Good looking Latin Disco - by Marco Pasetto

LUXEMBORG
Luxembourg || Luxembourg by Salsaweb.com

NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand by salsaweb  

NORWAY
Salseros || Links || Clubs || Classes
by Joar Svanemyr's
Oslo by salsaweb 
Bergen by salsaweb

POLAND
Poland by salsaweb

PORTUGAL
Portugal by salsaweb

ROMANIA
Romania by salsaweb

RUSSIA
Russia by salsaweb 

SWEDEN

Tropical Mix of stockholm|Salsa Clubs | |Limited English,
Latinos In Sweden
Hola Otra vez!!

Sweden,Scand. by Salsaweb.com

SPAIN

SPAIN-CANARY ISLANDS
La glosina

Tenerife (Islas Canarias)
by salsaweb

NETHERLANDS / HOLLAND
Salsa Dancing in Amsterdam 
Amsterdam by salsaweb 
Holland (general)
by salsaweb

SWEDEN
Sweden by salsaweb 
Stockholm
by salsaweb 

SWITZERLAND
Basel by salsaweb 
Zurich
by salsaweb

Son del Barrio
from Switzerland

UNITED KINGDOM: see Great Britian

South & Middle America by Country

ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires by salsaweb

BRAZIL
Río de Janeiro
by salsaweb
São Paulo
by salsaweb

BOLIVIA
Bolivia by salsaweb 

CHILE 
Chile by salsaweb

COLUMBIA
Colombia by salsaweb

EQUADOR
Quito by salsaweb

PERU 
Lima
by salsaweb

MEXICO 
México by salsaweb

VENEZUELA
Caracas
by salsaweb

North America  by Region (East-Coast)

CAROLINAS
Columbia by salsaweb

CONNETICUT
Connecticut by salsaweb

FLORIDA
Ft. Lauderdale by salsaweb
Orlando by salsaweb
Tampa by salsaweb

MAINE
Maine by salsaweb

MARYLAND
Maryland by salsaweb 

NEW YORK
Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport
New York's largest ballroom and Latin dance studios
New York by Salsaweb.com

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey by salsaweb

PENNSYLVANIA
Bethlehem by salsaweb
Philadelphia by salsaweb
Pittsburgh by salsaweb

VIRGINIA
Virginia by salsaweb

WASHINGTON DC
Washington, D.C by salsaweb

MONTREAL
Montreal
by salsaweb  

OTTAWA
Ottawa by salsaweb

ONTARIO
Toronto by salsaweb

West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO - BAY AREA/ NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  
Sacramento by salsaweb
San Diego by salsaweb
San Francisco by salsaweb
San Jose by salsaweb  

Latin Event Guide to the Bay Area  || Dance Classes
Carnival Event Guide for the Bay Area
SalsaSF.com
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Scene. Carnaval.com is produced from this neighborhood and we're delighted to have one of the best salsa regional guides promoting the culture. 

Albertos - The Salsa Night Club || Rhythms of Salsa
Mountain View (San Francisco Bay Area, California)

Los Angeles by salsaweb
Palm Springs  by salsaweb 

Southwest

ARIZONA
Phoenix by salsaweb

NEVADA
Las Vegas
by salsaweb

Off the Mainland

HAWAII
Hawaii
by salsaweb

ALASKA
Anchorage by salsaweb

Northwest

CANADA
Latin Social Dancing Calendar for Vancouver

Vancouver by salsaweb

OREGON 
Portland
by salsaweb

WASHINGTON
Seattle
by salsaweb


Rocky Mountain

COLORADO
Denver by salsaweb

UTAH
Salt Lake by salsaweb

Gulf Coast

ALABAMA
Alabama
by salsaweb

GEORGIA
Atlanta by salsaweb

LOUISIANA
New Orleans
by salsaweb

TEXAS
Central area by salsaweb
Dallas by salsaweb
Houston by salsaweb

TENNESSEE
Nashville by salsaweb

Midwest

ILLINOIS
Chicago
by salsaweb
Champaign by salsaweb

IOWA
Iowa by salsaweb

MINNESOTA
Minneapolis-St. Paul
by salsaweb

MICHIGAN
Michigan
by salsaweb
Detroit by salsaweb

OHIO
Cincinnati by salsaweb
Cleveland by salsaweb
Columbus by salsaweb
Dayton by salsaweb

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi by salsaweb

MISSOURI
Missouri
by salsaweb 

WISCONSIN
Madison
by salsaweb 

Links


tesoroshead.gif (14391 bytes)HISPANIC Online
Check out their continuing quest to review and highlight the TESOROS of the Web

Sapphire Swan Dance Directory || Jazz Dance || Latin Dance || Lindy Hop || Modern Dance || Salsa || Samba

History & Knowledge Latin Music & Dance

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 musical ingredients of Salsa come from Afro-Caribbean communities, especially Cuba and Puerto Rico
" -- A MHN virtual tour

"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"


Bolero is a popular Spanish speaking song style that is now  over one hundred years old. Bolero is the language of love of passion, and even hate


Charanga is a 100 year old style of Cuban music  When the French style of music known as the Contredanse migrated from Haiti to Cuba in the 1800's it eventually evolved into the
danzon. Played by the Cuban elite, eventually Afro-Cuban rhythms percussion (mainly the Son style) worked their way in.
There is also an Excellent new Danzon group in the San Francisco area called 'Orquesta la Modera Tradicion' led by Cuban born Roberto Borrell.

Latin Artists

"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

All-Music Guide Main Page
One of the web's top music resources. authoritive and comprehensive.
Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews! || Latin/Jazz
"Lengthy, humorless reviews" of over 2038 recordings including Willie Colón/Rubén Blades , Marc Anthony, NG La Banda, India, Juan Carlos y su Dan DenOrquesta De La LuzEddie Palmieri, Los Van Van, and even Santana. (although they put the arena headliner under "sixties music")
DESCARGA.com
Mostly sells all kinds of Latin music but has many reviews and an elegant comprehensive resource rich database

wcolon.gif (1682 bytes)Willie Colon.com
Latin music's premier trombonist and a founding father of salsa Colón - Blades reunion concert

Alex Pertout, Al
Australia's leading Latin American percussionist, born in Santiago, Chile, he lived in Italy before settling in Australia in 1972
Marc Anthony
Very cool official web site. "There's a lot of fun stuff for you to explore here, plus day-to-day information on what's going on in my life."
Gloria Estefán
"As an artist, I feel like my mission is to entertain. And more importantly, to give people a way to say things."
LARRY HARLOW Latin Legends
Official site on salsaweb
New Yor-Uba
Pianist/composer Michele Rosewoman's Afro-Cuban ensemble combines jazz with traditional, religious Afro-Cuban folkloric music
PonchoSanchez.com

Official site
"Tremendous Cuban Salsa Singer"
Orquesta de la Luz
Not just the best salsa band ever to come out of Japan, Orquesta De La Luz was distinguished by its terrific horn section and its idiosyncratic lead singer Nora.
Eddie Palmieri
One of the foremost Latin pianists on the past half-century.

Percussion

See Marketplace/Instruments for more
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The Bongo Page
"A website devoted to the art of bongo drums, bongo drumming and bongo drummers."
RhythmWeb.com
|| The woodshed lessons
World music, world rhythms, jazz, blues, cajun music, funk, R&B, djembe drumming, other African styles, Afro-Cuban,(conga, bongo, timbale), Frame drumming, doumbek, rhythm therapy, rhythm in science and technology, homemade percussion, all styles of world percussion....We love it all.
Drum Network || Play the Drum Kit
The place for drums, drummers, and rhythm nuts!
PAS Percussive Arts Society
Educational NGO promoting drums and percussion through a viable network of performers, teachers, students, enthusiasts and members.
Harmony Central Drum Lessons Directory
Extensive directory of online classes, transciptions, lessons and schools.
A Drum Lessons Database
The Drums and Percussion Resource for Players and Music Educators.
Alternativeculture.com Online Lessons
Free Online Drum Rhythm Lessons and Drum Music Notation

Sounds

"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.  

Audiostreet.net: Newest and most popular salsa tracks.
Music.download.com Salsa Downloads
The Drummer's Lounge is a Chat Room. by drumnetwork.com

Marketplace

BOOKS

Salsa Books on Amazon.com

INSTRUCTION-DANCE
DancevisionThe Web's Largest Collection of Instructional Dance Videos & Supplies
MusicandDance.com
Instructional Dance Videos and a large selection of dance music featuring West Coast Swing, Big Band, Blues, Beach, Latin, Hustle and Ballroom.

INSTRUCTION-PERCUSSION
Sight Reading; the rhythm book  
by Alex Pertout  
Interact and Learn Interact-Learn.com
Ethnic percussion products and instruction designed for both beginner and experienced drummers. Each course includes both an instructional book and an accompanying CD

INSTRUMENTS
Gearsearch.com
Featuring 81 free catalogues, Local Retailers, Mail-order
ProMusicFind.com
The #1 place for selling & buying musical instruments and equipment
KamanMusic.com
Guitars, Drums, amps, accessories. (Tech note: If you have a 4.0 browser you may already have the web's #1 plug-in Flash by macromedia)

MUSIC
DESCARGA.com

Mostly sells all kinds of Latin music but has many reviews and an elegant comprehensive resource rich database

JPR Record Club

Get Latin music CDs and videos online.
Picadillo.com's record store
VinylWeb.com
This is the place for record collectors, dealers, and lovers of vinyl to meet, buy, sell and trade rare vinyl
WEBSITE
MusicNote.com
Promote your group and CD on a national level with Real Audio at this web site designed for "starving" indie bands Pricing begins at $9/month
Bembe.com Realaudio
Afro-Cuban Jazz record label including Irakere, a killer dance band starring the great  Jesús ("Chucho") Valdés. One of the world's greatest piano players

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