Red onion — yellow onion can be used here as well. Only use fresh garlic here for best flavor. Sugar — just a touch balances out the acidity of the tomatoes and lime. Salt and pepper — the salsa would taste flat without the salt and the pepper adds a light kick. Add vegetables to a food processor along with spices and lime juice. This salsa can also be made in a blender. Or you can finely chop up the vegetables by hand then stir everything together in a bowl.
How Long Will Salsa Last? This salsa should last for up to a week if stored in a sealed container in the fridge. Desde Capital Ricky Gonzalez. El Papa de la Salsa Remastered. Frankie Ruiz. Legacy Mix. Tito Rojas. A wave of romantica singers, found wide audiences with a new style characterized by romantic lyrics, an emphasis on the melody over rhythm, and use of percussion breaks and chord changes.
For these reasons, the form sometimes has been derided as salsa monga limp or flaccid salsa , as opposed to salsa gorda or salsa dura fat or 'hard salsa'. Salsa lost popularity among many Latino youth, who were drawn to American rock in large numbers, while the popularization of Dominican merengue further sapped the audience among Latinos in both New York and Puerto Rico. The dilution of Afro-Cuban rhythmic principles created problems for some.
Washburne recounts: "As arrangers struggled to 'fit' these music styles into a salsa format, a variety of 'clave discrepancies,' or clashes, like in 'Cali Pachanguero,' often resulted. As the salsa style became more culturally diverse, Nuyorican and Puerto Rican traditionalists often reacted by emphatically positing clave as a representative of, or essential to, Puerto Rican cultural identity.
In the mids salsa finally caught on in Cuba. However, the development of Salsa Cubana is drastically different. By that time, Cuban popular music had moved way beyond the old Cuban templates used in salsa. Cuba's momentary "salsa craze" brought back some of those older templates. For example, Orquesta Ritmo Oriental started using the most common salsa timbale bell and bongo bell combination.
That bell arrangement became the standard for timba, which emerged at the end of the s. This new music shared more with salsa than the Cuban music of the previous decade. The tumbadora 'conga' plays elaborate variations on the son montuno-based tumbao, rather than in the songo style. In contrast to salsa though, NG's bass tumbaos are busier, and rhythmically and harmonically more complex than typically heard in salsa.
Some Cuban musicians referred to this lates sound as salsa cubana , a term which for the first time, included Cuban music as a part of salsa. It would seem at last that Cuban popular music could be marketed as salsa. America "discovered" Cuban music once again. However, for the most part, the music of the BVSC and its spin-offs was from the pre-mambo era. They do not play salsa. When touring the United States the All Stars performed arrangements that began very much like salsa tunes, but they would also employ breakdowns about halfway through the pieces.
They were put together for touring outside of Cuba. The bands that were playing in Havana had meanwhile been steadily evolving into something quite distinctly Cuban, and less like salsa. The Cuban jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba developed a technique of pattern and harmonic displacement in the s, which was adopted into timba guajeos in the s. A series of repeated octaves invoke a characteristic metric ambiguity. Techniques like guajeo pattern displacement often make the music difficult for non-Cubans to dance to.
The term salsa cubana which had barely taken hold, eventually fell out of favor, and was replaced with timba. Cuban timba musicians and New York salsa musicians have had positive and creative exchanges over the years, but the two genres remain somewhat separated, appealing to different audiences. Nevertheless, some people today include Cuban groups in the salsa category. Cuban music has been popular in sub-Saharan Africa since the mid twentieth century. To the Africans, clave-based Cuban popular music sounded both familiar and exotic.
Congolese bands started doing Cuban covers and singing the lyrics phonetically. Soon, they were creating their own original Cuban-like compositions, with lyrics sung in French or Lingala, a lingua franca of the western Congo region. The Congolese called this new music rumba , although it was really based on the son.
The Africans adapted guajeos to electric guitars, and gave them their own regional flavor. The guitar-based music gradually spread out from the Congo, increasingly taking on local sensibilities.
This process eventually resulted in the establishment of several different distinct regional genres, such as soukous. Cuban popular music played a major role in the development of many contemporary genres of African popular music. John Storm Roberts states: "It was the Cuban connection, but increasingly also New York salsa, that provided the major and enduring influences—the ones that went deeper than earlier imitation or passing fashion.
The Cuban connection began very early and was to last at least twenty years, being gradually absorbed and re-Africanized. The re-working of the harmonic patterns reveals a striking difference in perception. Those chords move in accordance with the basic tenets of Western music theory. The largest wave of Cuban-based music to hit Africa was in the form of salsa. Local genres were already well established by this time.
Even so, salsa caught on in many African countries, especially in the Senegambia and Mali. Cuban music had been the favorite of Senegal's nightspot in the s to s. According to Lise Waxer, "African salsa points not so much to a return of salsa to African soil Steward but to a complex process of cultural appropriation between two regions of the so-called Third World.
It is still common today for an African artist to record a salsa tune, and add their own particular regional touch to it. Producer and pianist Sergio George helped to revive salsa's commercial success in the s by mixing salsa with contemporary pop styles with Puerto Rican artists like Tito Nieves , La India , and Marc Anthony. George also produced the Japanese salsa band Orquesta de la Luz. Brenda K.
Sergio George is up front and unapologetic about his attitude towards clave: "Though clave is considered, it is not always the most important thing in my music.
The foremost issue in my mind is marketability. If the song hits, that's what matters. When I stopped trying to impress musicians and started getting in touch with what the people on the street were listening to, I started writing hits. Some songs, especially English ones originating in the United States, are at times impossible to place in clave.
Marc Anthony is a product of George's innovationist approach. As a novice to Latin music, he was propelled into band leader position with little knowledge of how the music was structured. One revealing moment came during a performance in , just after he had launched his salsa career. During a piano solo he approached the timbales, picked up a stick, and attempted to play clave on the clave block along with the band.
It became apparent that he had no idea where to place the rhythm. Shortly thereafter during a radio interview in San Juan Puerto Rico, he exclaimed that his commercial success proved that you did not need to know about clave to make it in Latin music. This comment caused an uproar both in Puerto Rico and New York.
After receiving the bad press, Anthony refrained from discussing the subject in public, and he did not attempt to play clave on stage until he had received some private lessons. Salsa remained a major part of Colombian music through the s, producing popular bands like Sonora Carruseles , while the singer Carlos Vives created his own style that blends salsa with vallenato and rock. Vives' popularization of vallenato-salsa led to the accordion-led vallenato style being used by mainstream pop stars such as Gloria Estefan.
The most recent innovations in salsa genre include hybrids like Latin house , salsa-merengue and salsaton , alongside salsa gorda. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Latin American dance music genre. Son cubano  jazz . Charanga-vallenata songo-salsa vallenato-salsa salsaton. All Music Guide: World Music 4th ed. There are even worldwide competitions dedicated to salsa, such as the World Salsa Championship and the World Salsa Open. The origins of salsa date back to the s in Eastern Cuba, where musical elements and rhythms from various styles were combined.
Cuban son and Afro-Cuban rumba , the two main styles, used diverse musical instruments to create the basis of a rhythm that would later become known as salsa. Almost 50 years went by before this new rhythm reached Havana. There, salsa absorbed influences from other local Cuban music and from American jazz and continued to evolve. Among the Hispanic community, these musicians found an ideal environment to develop their rhythm into what we know as salsa today; this was especially true in ''El Barrio'', also known as Spanish Harlem.
The definite rise and jump to fame of salsa happened thanks to Fania Records , a record label established in by musician Johnny Pacheco and Italian-American lawyer Jerry Masucci. This label became extremely famous, producing one huge hit after another. Many of the artists who signed with this label are now regarded as legends of salsa, particularly the team of ''Fania All-Stars''.
Fania Records edited the rhythms which originated in Cuba and gave them a sound that was catchier and more easily accepted by the New York Latin market. To better merchandise their music, Fania called this new sound salsa. Salsa music is a mix of different Caribbean rhythms and instruments; that diversity provides its unique sound. Salsa dance has similarly evolved and adapted over the years to better suit the tastes of different localities, leading to the creation of different regional styles of salsa.
Some of the most popular regional styles are:. Considering such a variety of cultures in Latin America contribute to the vast diversity of styles in salsa, it's only natural that the musical instruments used also change a bit from style to style. A mix of instruments is used in each regional style. The most common percussion instruments are bongos, congas, timbales, maracas, and cowbells. Among the string instruments, we see the bass guitar, guitar, piano, violin, and electric guitar. The trumpet, trombone, flute, and saxophone are brass instruments commonly used.
The influence of salsa grew rapidly to become popular all over Latin America and within Hispanic communities worldwide. Salsa is danced shifting the weight of the body from foot to foot by stepping in harmony with the music. This continuous shifting causes the hips to move in a specific pattern. Most of the movement in salsa occurs below the waist.
However, many styles and fast-paced songs also tend to include steps in which the arms, torso, and even the head are moved in rapid succession. Metal Fusion. Rock n Roll. Elvis Presley. The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Pop general.
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