StylisticoriginsCuban, originatingfrom a mix of SpanishCancion and Afro-Cuban beats (Cuban Son, Guaracha, Rumba and Guaguanco) Jazz Cultural originsCuba . Itlaterspread and furtherdeveloped in New York City, Puerto Rico and otherLatin American countries .Typicalinstrumentspiano, bongos, conga, timbales,trumpet, trombone, claves,cowbell, maracas, güiro,doublebass/bass guitar, flute,saxophone, vibraphone, violin,tres/cuatroMainstreampopularityVery popular in LatinAmerica, and moderate in the United StatesSubgenresSalsaromántica/Salsa monga– Salsa gorda/Salsa dura/Salsa bravaFusiongenresCharanga-vallenata– Mereng-house– Salsa-merengue– Songo-salsa– rock-salsa–vallenato-salsa– SalsatonRegionalscenesColombia– DominicanRepublic – Ecuador –Cuba– Japan – Mexico– Panama – Puerto Rico– United States– VenezuelaOthertopicsSalsadancing – Musician
Salsa is a kind and musical culture developed by Latin musicians of Caribbean origin, which presents the following characteristics:
Pace: There uses as base the same rhythmic boss of the sound, with key of sound in two compases of 4/4. Melody: He presents a mixture of melodic Cuban features with melodic features of the conventional jazz and of the Latin folklore. Harmony: It connects harmonic Cuban features with certain features of jazz and other musical Latin people.
Nstrumentación: It uses Cuban instruments popularized from the years 20's: large frying pans or kettledrums of dance, bongó, güiro Cuban, bell, two maracas (in other regions only one was used), conga (it was differing from other Afro-Latin drums for his iron-work of final touch), and the instruments piano, double-bass (in some cases down electrical), trumpet, saxophone (especially baritone) and trombonist (in some cases and especially in traditional sauce, the flute was in use traversa and the violin).
“Salsa" means 'seasoning' in English popularly has been adopted as a word associated metaphorically with the flavor, the happiness and the force of the life.
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