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Salsa Music CDs

Salsa Music CDs

Salsa is a type of dance music that is popular in various Cuban and Latin dance clubs. The origins of this music started in old school Cuban and Latin areas and has inspired a broad range of different music variations. Those looking for CDs might find that understanding salsa music can help them make a more informed choice.

What is salsa music?

Salsa is based on various Latin music styles, such as the cha cha cha, mambo, and montuno. It also takes influences from various forms of Latin jazz to create a diverse array of possible sounds. Its specifically designed for dancing purposes and is usually fast-paced and energetic for fun and enjoyment.

It originated in New York City during the late 1960s. It helped to inspire some forms of funk and was an influence on disco. Old school salsa usually featured acoustic instruments, such as saxophones, to produce melodies and rhythms. However, more modern salsa uses synthetic instruments, such as synthesizers, to compete with modern dance music.

What types of salsa CDs are available?

Salsa audio CDs come in many different variations and genres. For example, some audio CD compilations will collect various artists to create a comprehensive style. Some of these audio CDs represent older vinyl music albums that would otherwise no longer be in print. Compilations of various artists are an effective way to hear multiple salsa music styles from different musicians to provide you with an overview so that you can determine which you like best.

CDs or vinyl with various artists are also effective if you are interested in using your salsa audio CD for different situations. For example, salsa can be an effective type of music to use for a fun dance at a wedding reception. Also, some types of salsa can be used to create a mood of love that may be effective when youre spending time with someone you love.

What musicians might you consider?

When choosing an audio CD based on an artist, there are many that you can consider, including:

  • Willie Colon
  • Héctor Lavoe
  • Celia Cruz
  • El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
  • Marc Anthony
  • Rubén Blades
  • Tito Puente
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa

What kind of music CDs are available in this genre?

Those looking for an audio CD can find the following choices:

  • Celia & Johnny by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco
  • Steppin Out by Joe Cuba
  • Cielo De Tambores by Grupo Niche
  • Soy Feliz by Ismael Rivera
  • Determination by La Sonora Ponceña
  • Revento by Hector Lavoe
  • Contra La Corriente by Marc Anthony
  • La Universidad De la Salsa by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico