Did you know that salsa music is Cuban? Originally found from the state of Puerto Rico and now is popular in Colombia. It is described as Smooth and joyful, and is a vibrant blend of rhythms from the traditional music from African and Latin areas. Although the term Salsa is obviously a Cuban style of music, the term actually originated in New York City. Although salsa is derived from many cultures, its mainstay is the modern Cuban Son which was developed in rural areas of Cuba around the twentieth century. Cha Cha became popular quickly. It is the slower version of the Mambo, because its rhythms are simpler than the mambo, and it is easier to dance to.
Salsa has a fast tempo with a strong afro-Cuban impact it is music that you would probably…show more content… The song I picked to analyze was composed in 1960 and the name of the song is "Quitate de la via Perico" which was first performed by Tolu I wanted to know more about the evolution of this type of music and understand how it has developed over time. My first impression of this song was that it was rhythmic and I noticed that it include a little bit of jazz inspired harmonies which was very creative, all the instruments were from the brass group. The music transitions from brass dynamic music to a florid flute solo and that is why I found it danceable and listenable to
Aural analysis. The Caribbean is known for its cultural fusion, it comes as no surprise to hear European brass and the piano combined with a slit-gong wood block. Other instruments, such as the cowbell, are perhaps African in origin, but the clarinet, trumpet, trombone, string brass, and flute are European this represents different cultures European, African and Amerindian is typically of the music we know as