caliente = hot
Puerto Rican and Cuban musical expression in New York City


1. El safacâon de la 102nd St. (Victor Montanez y sus Pleneros de la 110th Street) / Victor Montanez (3:32)
2. Bomba calindâe (Victor Montanez y sus Pleneros de la 110th Street) / Anon. (1:50)
3. Emi ra obini le wa (Julito Collazo y su Grupo Afro-Cubano) / Julito Collazo (5:53)
4. Loteria (Julito Collazo y su Grupo Afro-Cubano) / Julito Collazo (5:31)
5. Yo quisiera ser (Hector Rivera y su Conjunto) / Hector Rivera (8:43)
6. Borinquen (Sexteto Criollo Puertorriqueno) / Israel Berrios (3:08)
7. Las mujeres de Borinquen (4:26) (Sexteto Criollo Puertorriqueno) / Cristobal "Tobita" Medina Colon
8. El Puertorriqueno (3:55) (Sexteto Criollo Puertorriqueno) / Cristobal "Tobita" Medina Colon
9. La cona de mis amores (4:13) (Sexteto Criollo Puertorriqueno) / Cristobal "Tobita" Medina Colon
10. Amor a la virtud (Armando Sanchez y su Septeto Son de la Loma) / Gerardo Martinez (5:15)
11. Guajira del mayoral (Armando Sanchez y Septeto Son de la Loma) / Armando Sanchez (4:52).
A joyous recording of New York musicians keeping traditions alive as popular salsa styles change around them. Some play home-made instruments, some have toured the world, and all have an energy that only comes from a deep love for the music they play. The liner notes include a history of Puerto Rican and Cuban New York as well as descriptions of all the different musical styles represented.
Salsa music is a genre of music, generally defined as a modern style of playing Cuban Son, Son Montuno, Guaracha, and Son  with touches from other genres of music. Originally, Salsa was not a rhythm in its own right, but a name given in the 1970s to various Cuban-derived genres, such as Son, Mambo and Son Montuno.

Regarding the genre's origin, Johnny Pacheco, creator of the Fania All-Stars, who "brought salsa to New York" (of which some members include: Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Roberto Roena, Bobby Valentín), explained that "..salsa is and always had been Cuban Music."

Popular across Latin America and North America, salsa incorporates multiple styles and variations. Most specifically, however, salsa refers to a particular style developed in the 1960s and '70s by Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants to the New York City area, and its later stylistic descendants including 1980s salsa romantica and other sub-genres. The style is now practiced throughout Latin America, and abroad. Salsa derives from the Cuban son and mambo, as the music foundation is based on the Son Clave. The terms Latin jazz and salsa are sometimes used interchangeably; many musicians are considered a part of either (like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto among others), or both, fields, especially performers from prior to the 1970s.



Feq'wah said...

Thanks for a dip in the salsa ;-)

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Miguel said...

Bomba y Plena Mayaguezana

Thanks :)