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is a general term referring to what is essentially Cuban popular dance music which was internationalized outside Cuba. The various musical genres comprising salsa include the Cuban Son montuno, Guaracha, Chachachá, Mambo, Bolero. Salsa means 'sauce' in the Spanish language, Cuban-born Machito declared: "There's nothing new about salsa, it is just the same old music that was played in Cuba for over fifty years. " Similarly, New York native Tito Puente stated: " The only salsa I know is sold in a bottle called ketchup. I play Cuban music." Eventually though, both Machito and Puente embraced the term as a financial necessity. The most fundamental rhythmic element in salsa music is a pattern and concept known as clave. Clave is just two hardwood sticks used in Afro-Cuban music ensembles.


Cuban-style salsa, also known as Casino, is popular in many places around the world, including in Europe, Latin America, North America, and even in some countries in the Middle East. Dancing Casino is an expression of popular social culture; Cubans consider casino as part of social and cultural activities centering around their popular music. The name Casino is derived from the Spanish term for the dance halls, "Casinos Deportivos" where a lot of social dancing was done among the better off, white Cubans during the mid-20th century and onward.. Casino traces its origin as a partner dance from Cuban Son, fused with partner figures and turns. As with the Son, Danzon and Cha Cha Cha, it is traditionally, though less often today, danced "a contratiempo". This means that, distinct from subsequent forms of salsa, no step is taken on the first and fifth beats in each clave pattern and the fourth and eighth beat are emphasised.


Rueda, Casino Rueda, Salsa Rueda) is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s by the group Guaracheros de Regla and one of its main choreographers and creators was Jorge Alfaro from San Migue del Padrón, a soloist of a comparsa. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller or "líder" or "cantante" in Spanish. Many moves have hand signs to complement the calls; these are useful in noisy venues, where spoken calls might not be easily heard. Many moves involve the swapping of partners. The names of the moves are mostly in Spanish, some in English.


is a dance term with two quite different meanings? In some contexts, "rumba" is used as shorthand for Afro-Cuban rumba, a group of dances related to the rumba genre of Afro-Cuban music. The most common Afro-Cuban rumba is the guaguancó the other Afro-Cuban rumbas are Yambu and Columbia. In other contexts, "rumba" refers to ballroom-rumba, one of the ballroom dances which occur in social dance and in international competitions. This ballroom rumba was derived from a Cuban rhythm and dance called the bolero-son; the international style was derived from studies of dance in Cuba in the pre-revolutionary periodo


The Son cubano is a style of music that originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of bantu origin. Son is a relatively recent musical invention, probably no earlier than the end of the 19th century. Son arose in the Cuban province of Oriente. Three other musical genres from eastern Cuba: changuí, nengón, and kiribá, share some of the same instrumentation and musical structural as the son. The son migrated west to Havana around 1910. It was at this time that the son most likely adopted the clave rhythm from the Havana-based rumba. Son's structure originated from the contradanza, in Havana around 1910-1920. the presence of clave, short vocal refrains, distinctive syncopations, and the two part song form of a "song-like" first part and the ostinato section known as the montuno