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"The Organization" (Salsa Band)
"Our road to the stage has been paved with love and
sweat, and a determination to share Gods musical gift with those
thirsting for the Latin beat. Since adolescence weve had instruments
in our hands; learning such things as piano, bass, trombone, saxophone,
trumpet and percussion which comprise our orchestra."
Learn more about the Organization and listen to some cool salsa
Salsa Dance Instruction
Phil Seyer offers private dance lessons
featuring salsa in Sacramento, Roseville and Sacramento. For more
info. call Phil at 916-772-7555 or send email about salsa
dance lesson here.
The Salsa Race Team offers a comprehensive series of
DVD salsa instructional videos
from beginning to advanced. Learn the from these Salsa 2003 Champs
and amaze your friends with your new salsa moves. Unlike other products,
this is a progressive system with more than 11 different instructional
Salsa Music Books
Click on a book title to see more details and order it
online. For best results, click the title here just before ordering.
Guidebook for Piano and Ensemble
-- This book is for anyone who is
hungry to aquire the knowledge and history of the rhythms from Cuba and
how these rhythms came from Africa to the caribbean. The format is very
easy to follow, the information given is great and very accurate, the
people that knows some of the great salsa performers will appreciate the
wealth of pictures printed on the book, like Israel Cachao, Luis Quintana
"Changuito", Juan Formell, Tito puente, Isaac Oviedo, etc. The
discography list is a must for anyone who wants to learn about salsa and
rhythms alike. The musical examples, like the montunos on the piano are
a must to learn. Excellent book! Rebeca Mauleon is an excellent musicologist
Salsa: The Rhythm of Latin Music...
A review says: "As the first
chapter suggests, we're all outsiders...Puerto Ricans playing Cuban rhythms,
Cuban players playing jazz, white guys arranging Latin dance music and
Latin Jazz...the book at times is hard to read, owing to my lack of proficiency
in reading music; however, for anyone who is reasonably well versed in
sight reading the excerpts are short...the chapters on percussion are
extremely easy to read--even for the "non-reader"...and uncertainties
are cleared up by listening to the accompanying CD, which has patterns
that lend insight into the intricacies of Latin music. The book makes
a convincing case that there is room for an academic approach in understanding
salsa, while making it equally clear that there are shortcomings as well.
Well done. "
Musica: The Rhythm of Latin America:... -- Salsa, the irresistible
dance music of the Spanish-speaking world, has made its way into the lives
of millions around the globe. But salsa is only one of many popular Latin
rhythms. The first comprehensive guide to the music, its history, and
its legends, Musica! charts the vast territory of this lively Latin heritage,
which began in Cuba and spread throughout the Caribbean and into North
and South America. Illustrated with contemporary and vintage photos, Musica!
features a gallery of legendary musical performers, plus sections on the
musical styles and dances including the rumba, mambo, cha-cha, and merengue.
A discography and bibliography complete this comprehensive story of Latin
America's extraordinary rhythmic tradition.
The Roots of Salsa: The History of Cuban...
Cuban Fire: The Story of Salsa and Latin... -- The history of Cuban
music and its major artists from the 1920s. Topics: musical roots, the
1940s and 1950s, the 1970s to today, development of styles like rumba,
conga, and pachanga in Cuba, the U.S. and Puerto Rico
Thanks for your interest in Salsa Music Books, Salsa Dance Lessons, and
Salsa Instructional Videos
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