Leading musicians playing New Yorican Salsa: Celia Cruz Willie Colon Eddie Palmeiri The Spanish Harlem Orchestra Jimmy Bosch Salsa Dance The high concentration of Puerto Ricans and Nu Yoricans in New York, means that the New York salsa dance style is strongly Puerto Rican influenced, with an emphasis on fast flash footwork.But, there‚is also a strong Latin Hustle influence in New York salsa dancing.It started out in the 1950’s at the Casino Deportivo in Havana.
Salsa Music The contemporary salsa sound coming out of Cuba is called‚ timba.
Cuban dancers have a lot of fun at these times – they pull back from a close embrace and launch into rhythmic middle body shudders and amazing buttock trembles ‚ all movements derived from afro-cuban rumba.
Some musicians known for Timba (but also for Son): Los Van Van Pupy Y Los Que Son Son Habana de Primera Alexander Abreu Maraca Charanga Habanera NG La Banda Bamboleo Manolito Simonet El Nino y la Verdad See more about Timba in “History of Salsa and Timba” Salsa Dance Cubans call their salsa dance style ‘casino’.
Salsa Music During the 1940s and 50s, Cuban musicians had a huge influence on the New York music scene.
But once Fidel came to power, diplomatic relations fell apart between Cuba and the US.