This page has links to information on NYC area Salsa and also photographs including:. The "New York Question"? To find out about Salsa Events check our Calendar. Also you will find Cuban-style and Los Angeles-style on "1" Salsa dance steps in an easy to understand way. This page shall be updated frequently. To look for information, photographs, or movie clips from past events check for links on the Photo Club Page. Check out your favorite artist or suggest one via e-mail. They come early and leave early, taking advantage of Free or reduced admission prices and other specials, because they all have work to do, take care of their children, or their Lovers and friends that don't dance as much as they do. Adelaida "Addie" Rodriguez - Salsa Diva. Almost everybody does Eddie Torres "shines" step patterns and many Eddie Torres turn combinations as well.
New York Salsa Artists Highlights
Established All rights reserved. Google search this site:. It will remain live into the near future for viewers to access , but cannot be worked on by us. Click your mouse on a topic in blue to go to that section. The Clave - A description of this fascinating instrument, how it structures the music, how we dance to it. The Tumbao - The rhythms of the conga drum and their affect on our dancing. How dancing ON 2 differs from other salsa dance styles. Also, how we dance so as to respect our partners and and fellow dancers on the floor, so as not to be crashing into each other.
Salsa is more than music. A movement born abroad and nurtured by immigrant communities in the heart of New York City, the uptempo, percussive and horn-driven music combined Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to create the first pan-Latin musical genre that reflected the people who performed, enjoyed and danced to its beats. Major record labels such as Fania, and the artists signed to them, took those influences and focused on making music in Spanish but without targeting any culture in particular. The inclusive nature of salsa music created immense social power and pride among its listeners, who used salsa as a springboard for activism. Here, the museum shares select images that showcase how salsa music influenced activism in s New York City, as well as the unique dance culture that continues to define the genre today. By Jessica Lipsky on June 14, You have guaracha, mambo, cha-cha-cha.
By Raquel Laneri. It was a real happening. Some more traditional musicians have grumbled that salsa was just a clever name for good, old-fashioned Cuban son music, a 19th century folk tradition that mixed Spanish melodies with African clave rhythm. Latin American music began dominating New York clubs as early as the s.