Musical culture

February, 2015

  • 1 February

    Guaguanco or salsa


    Guauanco or Salsa? History of Son-Guaguanco! (source LASALSAVIVE.ORG) Guaguanco or Salsa? History of Son-Guaguanco! Lately with the comeback of classic salsa many have noticed a genre called simply "Guaguanco" which often returns in many pieces, especially the years ' 60. To explain its history and see how over the years, this genre has evolved in many directions, in countries such …

  • 1 February

    The New Salsa

    La Nuova Salsa

    The New Salsa from Latin! 48 June 2012 The Salsa is danced in Europe again and much, much less the United States instead. Puerto Rican and Cuban music production is shut down and you wonder if there is still a future for de Salsa music? We did a little survey amongst the DJs, and it appears that we still dancing …

  • 1 February



    Timba The sound of the Cuban crisis The musical structure Timba evolves from a bipartite structure that is different from that of the ballad or verse and chorus adopted by many songs of Pop angloeuropeo. His general model is so much in the son "classic" as in the first part, where Orvieto from rumba to fiction (the son and singing …

  • 1 February

    The origins of Latin Jazz

    Latin Jazz

    The origins of Latin Jazz Latin Jazz is characterized by rhythms combined with jazz melodies and progressions of stringed instruments. The Latin influences began to merge with the traditional American music in 1930. In the years since 1950 to 1960 these influences have become particularly strong, with Hispanic dances such as the mambo, cha-cha-cha, samba and bossa nova that become …

  • 1 February

    La clave

    la clave

    La Clave What do you mean "clave"? What is the key? Where does? How to play? A nice article from! A bit of history From the sixteenth century until the 17th century, the port warehouses Havana were the nerve centre of the entire capital. Port security, fortified and with a reputation for being irrefutable, made the city the arrival …

  • 1 February

    Cancion cubana Bolero


    Cancion cubana bolero Cancion cubana Bolero time has nothing to do with music and Spanish song of the same name. The inventor of the Cuban bolero, José ' Pepe Sánchez (1856 – 1918), also known as the father of stiletrova was born in Santiago de Cuba. Blessed by great talent, he composed in his mind songs that never wrote. Fortunately, …

January, 2015

  • 25 January

    Differences between Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa music

    salsa cubana e portoricana

    By Nathan Chan Salsa Cuban and Puerto Rican many newbies to get close to the afro-Caribbean sounds more properly, are wondering what the differences are between the Cuban and Puerto Rican Music. The answer to this question is not easy, as you have to first understand if we are referring to Cuban music of the past or to the modern. …

  • 24 January

    The Son

    il son

    Described by Fernando Ortiz as "a love story between an African drum and a Spanish guitar," the son is the epitome of Cuban music. Born in the eastern region of the country in the late 19th century, the son is a passionate blend of two genres: danzón, a European-style ballroom dance to be performed in pairs within a coordinated group …

  • 24 January

    La Rumba

    La rumba

    La rumba In an hour's drive east of Havana is the port city of Matanzas, where at the end of the 19th century was the rumba. Come to Cuba with Africans transported to the island to work as slaves, the rumba was created by flamboyant and rowdy drum combination of congolese origin and influences of Spanish flamenco. Afterwards it became …