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The magestic dance of salsa

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Kendall Mircea

on 26 January 2016

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The magestic dance of salsa
Salsa is a form of dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Southern America,Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The movements of salsa have its origins in Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and other dance forms. And the rhythm is to a catchy upbeat song to keep the dancers moving
The beat
It generally uses music suitable for dancing ranges from about 150 beats per minute to around 250 beats per minutes, although most dancing is done to music somewhere between 160–220 beats per minute. Every salsa composition involves complex Afro-Cuban percussion based around the Clave Rhythm. The key instrument that provides the core groove of a salsa song is the clave.
The song
During 1965-1975 in New York, musicians of Cuban and Puerto Rican origin combined to produce this Cuban-style music. Over time, salsa bands worked in other influences. For example, in the late 60s Willie Colon developed numbers that made use of Brazilian rhythms.
In many styles of salsa dancing, as a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains leveled and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Weight shifts cause the hips to move. Arm and shoulder movements are also incorporated.
Interesting facts
*Salsa has a long history of almost 100 years
*Their new dancing style was popularized with the exploits of the musical stars Johnny Pacheco, Fania All-Stars, Willie Colon and Reuben Blades.

*Cuban Salsa singer Celia Cruz was known to be the ‘Queen of Salsa’ as she brought in the Salsa movement into the USA with her performances in New York City
The queen of salsa
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