Oct 25, 2020
You are now listening to Ritmos Negros! We’ve landed!!! Our first destination: Yorubaland! Then, CUBA! Unbuckle your seat belts and wear those masks as we witness the sacred ceremony that gave birth to one of Salsa’s oldest ancestors! RRRRumba! I will be your guide on this adventure-filled quest as we quite literally meet the Salsa Gods!
Welcome to Part 1 of the Salsa Series!
In this series, consisting of 4-5 episodes, we will focus on genres of music and dance that have influenced present-day salsa music. “Salsa” is actually a coined term created by Latino immigrants in New York around the 1960s. It is literally a fusion of different musical styles. Through conversations with dancers, academics, and more who share a HUGE passion for this style, we’ll uncover the ingredients of this delicious, hip-shaking rhythm.