Salsa Music Origin

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The controversial issue of the origins of the salsa dance and music dominates the music industry in the US. Various explanations exist on the factors and circumstances which led to the emergence of the Salsa dance in the United States. Moreover, the contribution of different Afro-Latin music styles in the development of salsa music and dance styles have been under dispute. These Afro-Latin music styles stem their impacts on themes such as sentimental expressions, ideological and religious sentiments, present occurrences and the supernatural. The Colonial rule of the Cuban and Puerto Rico regions by the Spaniards and North American conquest promoted activities such as slavery among Africans. The interaction of the Spaniards and Africans led…show more content…
The electronic sources majorly derive their publication from credible, websites and databases. The above procedure yielded various results. Initially, both Cuba and Puerto Rico played major roles in the development of the salsa. Cuban music featured highly among the Puerto Ricans, and after US taking control, it became popularized. Henceforth, the North Americans influenced the Cuban-Puerto Rican musical styles towards the development of the Salsa. The state of control of the US, saw Puerto Rico benefit from the influence of Afro-Latin America musical aspects through extensive distribution and promotion of their music. Therefore, by investigating the cultural and social aspects of Afro-Latin Musical styles and their impact on Puerto Ricans, Africans and North Americans, it is possible to determine the basis of Salsa…show more content…
African rhythms, highly influence popular Latino music through various compositions. Firstly, they are classified in terms of sentimental longing which concentrate on migration, notions and regional Latin American reflections. Secondly, through romantic love songs, they sentimentally concentrate on the experiences of local figures, historical events and cultural myths constituting oral conveyance of Native American histories. Thirdly, assertive reaction to current events which address political control policies, cultural leadership, and post-colonial occurrences in Latin American regions. Lastly, they focus on communication with the supernatural through relations with the deceased, spirits, ancestors and divine
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