BY: Daniel Bujcs

What is it?

Salsa is a type of Latin American dance music incorporating elements of rock and jazz. It is largely based on Puerto Rican and Cuban culture. Salsa started in the 1920s, mostly in Cuba. It expanded to New York City in the 1970s. this is where it became extremely popular in the U.S.

Some artists include...

In Salsa bands the instruments are a huge part of the music. Bands normally consist of bongos, bass, a horns, a percussion section and many more. The music is a product of genres, these genres consists of Cuban son montuno, guaracha, mambo, chachachá, etc... With the influence of Puerto Rico bomba and plena also haveing an influence in salsa.