Musical culture

October, 2016

  • 11 October



    Many years have passed since way back in 1962 Jose Manuel Calderon sang the first bachata and again in 1964 with Radio Guarachita in Santo Domingo began planning the dissemination of this kind of music who subsequently had other artists like Luis Segura and Teodoro Reyes that followed to spread out in the year 2000 when bachata until the first …

August, 2016

  • 1 August



    Harlem – Havana Music and Cultural festivals are a new beginning and – through music, Visual Arts, dance, cinema and Creole food – they'll know Cuban culture in the United States. The first edition of the event will take place from 15 to 21 August and there will be many Cuban artists who will perform at various shows in New …

May, 2016

  • 8 May


    "The best way to predict the future is to create" If it is true, we always took full advantage of musical expression called "Salsa" at all times and in all times. Over the past year we have often complained about the one reflecting the new generation singers who can't play with ease compared to the legends of Salsa and there …

August, 2015

  • 21 August

    La Cumbia

    la cumbia

    The cumbia is a dance and music genre that originated in Colombia and Panama, but now has become popular in the rest of Latin America and has many variations and adaptations. The story goes that, in Colombia, cumbia originated in the Caribbean coast from the cultural fusion between the natives, slaves from Africa and the Spanish during the colonization. To …

May, 2015

  • 8 May

    Starting today we are la Rumba


    We are the Rumba, is an event that takes place between 25 and 26 April in the Casa de la Música Habana, with the goal of promoting and encouraging the kind, considered the nation's cultural heritage. This meeting, organized for the Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales (EGREM) recognizes and celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Group Yoruba Andabo, also …

February, 2015

  • 14 February

    The origins of salsa

    origini salsa

    The common use of the word "salsa" to designate a danceable Latin music began in 1933, when the Cuban singer Ignacio Piñerio wrote the song "Échale Salsita". Lately Alfredo Valdés SR., whom I interviewed in 1974, said, "The July 6, 1933 married Anita Purmuy, female guitarist The Anacaona. I didn't have a honeymoon because a few hours later I was …

  • 14 February

    Techniques and Didactics of Salsa music

    Tecnica e Didattica della musica Salsa

    Technique and music education MUSIC DEFINITIONS It is important to know some basic musical concepts in order to better interpret the music to which we dance. MELODY: It consists of a succession of sounds according to their duration, their height and their intensity. It implies the notion of duration and therefore should be subject to the rhythm; draws its origins …

  • 14 February

    The hard sauce

    salsa dura

    The hard sauce is fashionable? Of course, in Europe, but perhaps for lack of information many Italian DJs suonanobrani taken from vinyl made in the years 60 and 70 ʻ ʻ. A sound old and little dynamic, often very ugly, mostly unknown songs, and it's a fuorvianteche trend exists only in Italy, a serious mistake (we think of Latin!) they're …

  • 8 February

    Kizomba Effect


    Italian Latin dance enthusiasts who among us hasn't yet noticed that bachata we learned in courses that's not dancing Dominicans that bachata they invented? Who didn't realize that, by dint of wanting to improve on the figures of salsa, Italian dancers took a very different from the original model, to the point that if invites you to dance a latino …

  • 8 February



    For many European salseros will be difficult to believe and swallow, but in 2012/early 2013 this fne country where you listen, dance, and produces no longer Puerto Rico Salsa, and even Cuba. Perhaps Colombia? Nooooo … The country salsero of mome nto, and maybe I will stay for a long time, it is the Dominican Republic, and Latin! He already had an-ticipato …

  • 8 February

    The Salsa and Caribbean culture


    The Salsa and Caribbean culture will never die but the evenings are changed from a few years ago, and radically. Someone mentions "spirit lost", others of "marketing": what we can say with certainty is that Latin music and the public have evolved. The Salsa and Bachata mix themselves increasingly with urban genres and opened the doors of the ballrooms rhythms …

  • 8 February



    It's a mix between hip-hop and ballilatini, sensual and provocative. The protagonist of the movements? Side B TWERKING … or rather, the art of moving her hips to the rhythm of music. Yes, the typical movement of Reggaeto 'n and Dembow, which makes women feel as sexy (when they do) and attracts the attention of boys (even when women do …

  • 1 February

    The Mambo

    Il Mambo

    The Mambo: From that distant day of 1950 when the great Cuban singer Benny Morè wondered in the song he composed "Locas por el Mambo" who was the father of Mambo this dilemma continues to affect dozens of musicologists and thousands of fans throughout the world. Perez Prado According to the lyrics of this merit was recognized by Perez Prado, …

  • 1 February



    Merengue. I am writing this article in defense of a musical genre in my opinion very respectable that here in Italy has suffered in recent years the indifference of many dance schools, teachers, DJs and discos tralasciandolo because it mistakenly thought of "second class", I wonder then you can categorize a music and dance for categories? I think d no, …

  • 1 February

    Cuba and its music

    Cuba e la sua musica

    Cuban music, in recent decades from here have gone all new trends, fans are well aware that most Latin rhythms and dances, get it from the Isla Grande. Then, maybe as everyone says the Cuban musicians, to blame the "bloqueo" due to the cold war (still going!) with the United States, which has placed a wall between the two countries, Puerto …