Salsa Music boom during 70's and 80's

Salsa Music History, Part 2: Origins and Boom

The Salsa music boom in popularity took place in the late 1960’s into the early 1970’s. The Latin music from urban New York had taken shape. This music combined Afro-Caribbean rhythms with a jazzy brass and a contemporary urban story-line. The result was rhythmically similar to the Latin music of the 40’s and 50’s, but stylistically different. […]

Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez Salsa music Big 3

Salsa Music History, Part1: Introduction

I think you’ll find it interesting to retrace Salsa music’s steps starting some 50 years ago. In this blog series I’ll cover the evolution and different challenges Salsa has faced, and how I believe it survived them. I’ll be retracing those steps back from the 50’ and 60’s until today. This will be a 7-part […]