What is it Salsa?

Salsa is a dance in pairs associated with salsa music. The word salsa comes from the Spanish word meaning sauce, or in this case is the taste or style.

According to Salsa Dancing Long Island, salsa name has been accepted among dancers for decades. The first time the word salsa radio broadcast in is through a song made by Ignacio Piñeiro, aimed at someone old African man who sold butifarras (a type of sausage) on Central Road in Matanzas. The son rhythmic song titled Échale Salsita. In the chorus and couplet mentioned song “Salsaaa! échale Salsita, échale Salsita. “In the early 1950s, a commentator and DJ” bigote “Escalona announced dance salsa with the title” the following rhythm contains Salsa “. Finally the Spanish-speaking population in the city of New York dub Celia Cruz as the “Queen of Salsa”.

Salsa is danced to the rhythm of eight beats, yakti with two bars of four beats. Salsa dance patterns typically use three steps on each of the four beats, the beats missed. However, a knock which passed generally characterized by leg jerks, kicks, scolding, and so on. Salsa music usually involves complicated percussion rhythms and fast, about 180 beats per minute.

Salsa is a dance in place, so unlike Foxtrot or Samba, Salsa dancing partner who is not a lot of moving around the dance floor, but dancing in a certain area.

Salsa “is derived from the Spanish word literally means sauce (english:” Sauce “), which specifically is actually a kind of chili sauce / spicy sauce that is usually used for Latin American food. However, the definition of Salsa as a dance and music school appeared to have passed through a very long history and full of controversy.

Perhaps ancestors of music “Salsa” which we now know is that in fact previously known as the Cuban Son, a flow of music that comes from the province of Oriente, Cuba area. Cuban Son began to take shape in the late 19th century, with a mix of cultures representing Africa and Spain, combining the concept of rhythm, harmony and melody of both traditions. In the early 20th century, the music Son has penetrated various genres of Cuban music, with characteristic the clave rhythm that until now the trade mark of Salsa music. Traditional musical instruments used at the beginning of the birth of the Son whom tres, bongo, clave, maracas, güiro, and instruments that represent bass (marímbula, botija, European-style or contra bass), as well as vocals. Prior to the commencement of use of the instrument piano and guitar, tres is the only melodic instrument which is responsible for providing melodic and harmonic elements in the song.

In 1940, several groups developed the son-montuno Cuba, which later was born into a very popular dance music. That’s when the son-montuno been developed with the inclusion of instrument-instrument, such as brass section, piano, conga.

Actually contradictory talks about Salsa music caused a lot of political issues and business strategy. Cuba during the revolution, many musicians Cuban exodus to the mainland of America, which then causes the difference in results in the development of music culture Son in both countries. This difference led to a debate in the terminology used to music that comes from Cuba itself, which is “Salsa” since the term appeared in the early 1970s. Until now the term is still debated.

Writen by Shannon