One of the most popular types of Spanish Music
The Basics of Salsa
This type of music was given the name "salsa" to play off the spiciness of different salsas and sauces in Latin and Caribbean cuisine.
The History of Salsa
-a melodic phase
-a rhythmic or percussion phase, known as the montuno
-another melodic phase
Two types of salsa music are son conjunto and string charanga.
Son conjunto consists of congas, bongos, bass, and piano, with percussion instruments such as claves, guíro, or maracas used by the singers. Trombones are often used in this type of music, also.
Charachanga, the traditional type of salsa, involves congas, timbales, bass, piano, flute, and a string section of violins, viola, and cello.