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The Music of Salsa del Soul

 

Bolero

The Bolero is a musical genre born in Cuba in the nineteenth century. It is a slow, romantic style of music whose musical relatives include La Habanera and La Musica Trovadora.

 

Cha-Cha-Cha

One of the most popular of Cuban dances, the Cha-Cha-Cha, created by Enrique Jorrín, is derived from the early Cuban Danzón. It was first popularized by the Cuban "Charanga" bands of the 1960s.

 

Salsa

Salsa is a style of music that is derived from a variety of traditional and contemporary styles of Cuban Music as well as Puerto Rican musical styles and American Jazz.

 

Bachata

The Bachata is a rhythm of strings and percussion which was born in the Dominican Republic. It can be described as a hybrid between the Bolero and the Cuban Son.

 

Plena

Plena is traditonal Puerto Rican musical genre that is said to have originated in Ponce, Puerto Rico. A fast paced, lively rhythm, the Plena was integrated into contemporary Puerto Rican music through artists such as Rafael Cortijo and Isamael Rivera.