Spanish Cultural Presenation_Notes

Spanish Cultural Presenation_Notes - Spanish presentation...

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Spanish presentation – Salsa We are presenting on the Salsa dance: A staple of Latin American culture. Salsa is a common dance, generally done in pairs. It is easy to learn basic steps, but at its highest level is a very very complicated Dance. Still, Salsa brings joy to millions around the world. It is difficult to say where the Salsa dance originated. The term itself did not become widely used until the 1970’s. Around that time, it became a label for a wide range of dancing styles. Many would agree that the root of what we call Salsa a mix of Puerto Rican and Cuban music. The Cuban root comes from Son Cubano, a style of music that became popular in the late 19 th century in the Oriente Province of Cuba. It is a fusion of Spanish guitar and African rhythms. It uses the Spanish Canicion and the drums of the Bantu and Arara people. The Puerto Rican root stems from the music created mainly by Puerto Rican immigrants in New York City. This NY root is important and is apparent today. Tellingly, there are more Salsa clubs in NYC than in Puerto Rico itself. The steps of salsa come from the Son, but were influenced by many other Cuban dances
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