The Clave

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The Clave, African Roots of Salsa by Dr. Christopher Washburne In many musical discussions, styles of music found in the Americas and the Caribbean are often referred to as African-derived. Salsa is no exception and the following discussion explores what …

Dancing On2

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Definition of Dancing On2 (New York Style) The Clave:  The clave is traditionally a wooden instrument consisting of 2 sticks which are struck together to make a clicking or tapping sound. Nowadays, sometimes it is a plastic hollow rectangular “box” …

Son & Salsa

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Cuban Son by Dr. Morton Marks. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Cuban popular music has played an important role in urban western culture. From the habaneras danced in the salons of New York City in the 1860s to the congas, rumbas, …

Origins of Salsa

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Origins of Salsa (The Puerto Rican Influence) Article by Paul F. Clifford taken from: StreetDance Salsa has origins in Cuban music but credit for it’s worldwide popularity belongs to the Puerto Ricans of New York! The popularity of Salsa throughout …