History of Salsa Music and Origin By: alyssa chiero

Salsa music originated in the 1920's. It became very popular towards the 1950's and 1960's.

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Salsa music originated in Eastern Cuba. (Around Guantanamo)

Salsa in New York City has a Puerto Rican sound. It has smooth instrumental breaks in many songs.

Salsa in Cuba is typically called 'Timba'. It has a fast tempo. Mostly contemporary styled songs.

Salsa in Columbia is also known as 'Salsa Dura' or 'Hard Salsa'. It has a brass sound. It reminiscent of Cuban Mambo.

Salsa in West Africa expanded, because many slaves traveled from West Africa to Cuba. In the 1940's and 1950's, the Afro-Cuban Salsa rhythm was very popular.

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