Salsa

Frenzied, fast-paced, not swing

Slasa? Like "Sauce"?

No, salsa is a type of Latin music with its origins tied to New York and Cuba. It is derived from other Cuban music genres like Son, Mambo, and Son Montuno. The term "salsa" was coined by Johnny Pacheco and gained popularity in the 70s.

The instruments

Instruments commonly used in salsa music are conga drums (right), bongos, a piano, a horn section, and some small percussion instruments like maracas.

Example of Salsa today

Ricky Martin - Pégate

Dance to salsa

best salsa dancers in the world!